Essential Oil Series - Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)

May 26, 2018

 

Grapefruit essential oil smells refreshing and it is uplifting. It is also antibacterial, helps support the immune system. 

Chemical Families: Monoterpenes

Botanical Family: Rutaceae

Extraction Method: Cold pressed

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Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) Essential Oil Highlights:

  • Grapefruit essential oil helps support the immune system and promote well-being.

  • The scent of grapefruit is uplifting. It is a mood enhancer for those who experiences depression, exhaustion and overwork. 

     

  • Grapefruit essential oil is tonifying. It is frequently used for skin care.

  • Safety: It may cause skin irritation if the oil is oxidized. Keep the oil in a dark, airtight container to help extend the shelf life of the oil. Phototoxic - If you are applying it on your skin, it is best to do so at night to avoid exposing your skin to ultraviolet light.

  • Grapefruit essential oil blends well with other citrus oils, especially Orange and distilled Lime, and spicy oils including Ginger, Cardamom, and Black Pepper.

Here are just some of the many ways you can use your grapefruit essential oil:

 

  • Azendea's Sun Salutation 3in1 Spray is a spray made with grapefruit, palmarosa, and tea tree essential oil. The Sun Salutation spray refreshes your mind and energizes your body. It leaves a lovely lingering scent on your mat with healing and uplifting natural botanicals.

 

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References:

  1. ​Worwood, V. (1991) The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

  2. Black and Butje, Aromahead Institute (2015) Essential Oil Data Sheet​

  3. Azzaro, K. Ashi Aromatics Inc. (2015) Essential Oil Profiles

  4. Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014) Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.​

  5. Keville, K. and Green, M. (2015) Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, 2ndEdition. Berkely: Crossing Press​.

 

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