Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit is native to tropical Asia and it is also cultivated in the United States, Brazil, and Israel. Grapefruit essential oil is extracted from the fruit with the botanical name Citrus paradisi.
Grapefruit essential oil can also be extracted from the pink grapefruit.
The different colours of white and pink refer to the colour of the skin of the fruit.
It is believed that fruit was brought to Europe by medieval traders and pollinated with the sweet orange in the West Indies.
What does grapefruit essential oil smell like?
Citrusy, similar to lemon with the familiar aroma of grapefruit rind.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has grapefruit essential oil been sourced from?
This particular pink grapefruit essential oil originates from Italy.
How is grapefruit essential oil extracted?
As the oil extracts are enclosed deep inside the peel of the grapefruit, grapefruit oil is extracted by cold-pressing the fresh rind of the ripened fruit.
The fruit is cut lengthwise, the pulp is removed, and the rind is then soaked in water in order to make it soft and pliable.
What other oils blend well with grapefruit essential oil?
Grapefruit oil blends well with basil, bergamot, chamomile, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, rose, rosewood and ylang ylang.
How can I benefit from grapefruit oil?
Grapefruit is not only a favourite breakfast food or fruit but a valuable essential oil.
It has a cleansing effect on the liver and kidneys and is particularly useful as an antioxidant, aiding the immune system.
It has an uplifting effect on mood, can help relieve tiredness and can be helpful to have on hand in times of stress.
It helps to remove excess water from the body and may help with cellulite deposits.
Grapefruit oil is very refreshing and energizing, helping to lift the spirits.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Grapefruit is photo-toxic meaning your skin may burn more easily when exposed to direct sunlight. Use with caution if you will be in the sun for prolonged periods.