Grapefruit

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Botanical name:

Citrus paradisi

 

Origin:

USA, South Africa

 

Method of extraction:

Cold-pressed or expressed

 

Color:

Pale yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Rind (fruit peel)

 

Note clarification:

Top

 

Aroma:

Fresh sweet and citrus

 

Blends well with:

Bergamot, citronella, coriander seed, cypress, frankincense, fir needle, geranium, jasmine absolute, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, linden blossom, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood

 

Therapeutic uses:

In a massage oil blend, it can help to stimulate the lymphatic and digestive systems

In skin treatments, it acts as an astringent and helps with skin tone and elasticity

Great for acne-prone skin

Great as a topical treatment to ease muscle aches and stiffness

Pink grapefruit essential oil helps to combat mental fatigue

 

Safety:

Grapefruit essential oil is phototoxic. It is best to use it at night as a topical treatment.

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

 3 years (refrigerated)

  

Notes:

You can find both white and pink grapefruit essential oils. Pink grapefruit oil is typically the sweeter of the two

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.