General Grapefruit essential oil uses

Grapefruit essential oil is unlike the other citrus oils not a photosensitiser. It does contain some of the constituents (Furocoumarins) that have this effect, but it seems that one or more of the other constituents have a neutralising effect. It shares many of the properties of the other citrus oils, and can be thought as a good alternative to them.

Grapefruit oil is a valuable oil for fluid retention, cellulite and other conditions where toxins are not being eliminated effectively, being a diuretic, detoxifier and a stimulant of the lymphatic system. It can be used in lymphatic massage blended with Geranium oil. This massage blend is helpful after hard exercise as it helps to disperse lactic acid from the muscles so reducing aches and stiffness.

Skin care Grapefruit essential oil uses

It is good for oily skin and acne, and has a tonic effect on the skin and scalp.

The most important use of the oil is as an antidepressant. It is a sunny oil, non-sedative and mentally enlivening, especially in winter.

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