Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-G07
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £2.78
Grapefruit is used for its 'sunny' antidepressant properties and is also a valuable diuretic, detoxifier, lymphatic and circulatory stimulant and digestive aid. It is also useful for skincare and for reducing aches and pains after exercise.
- Species: Citrus x paradisi
- Plant family: Rutaceae
- Origin: Florida
- Note: Top
- Extraction method: Cold pressed
Grapefruit essential oil is cleansing for the skin and has an astringent and toning effect that is particularly beneficial for oily and acne prone skin. It is also thought to have a tonic effect on the scalp.
Grapefruit essential oil is mentally rejuvenating and can help to relieve stress, depression, nervous exhaustion, lethargy, negative feelings and black thoughts. It's a nice oil to use for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can also be helpful while studying or driving to help you concentrate and stay alert.
Grapefruit essential oil helps boost the immune system and can help treat colds and flu. It is said to be a good detoxifier helping to rid the body of toxins. It is often used in aromatherapy massage to improve lymphatic drainage, and to reduce water retention and cellulite. It can also be used in massage to help disperse lactic acid and ease muscle stiffness after exercise. Other reported uses include the treatment of physical fatigue, headaches, hangovers and weight loss/obesity.
Blends well with:
Black Pepper, Geranium, Juniperberry, Ylang Ylang essential oils
Citral 0.15%, Limonene 95%, Linalool 0.1%.
Try massaging the pulse points and back of the neck with this refreshing, uplifting and relaxing combination: 20ml Grapeseed Oil, 2 drops Neroli essential oil, 4 Grapefruit and 4 Lavender.
DIY Lymphatic Drainage
For lymphatic drainage massage we recommend the extremely gentle Vodder technique. You can also use the following aromatherapy massage oil to boost the benefits of the massage itself: 25ml Grapeseed Oil, 5ml Argan Oil, 6 drops Grapefruit, 6 Geranium and 3 Fennel. Use 3 times a week to assist the body's natural elimination of toxins, increase vitality and boost the immune system.
Inhalation to lift the spirits
Whilst we often consider using inhalation primarily to ease congestion or help fight infection – we often miss using it to lift our mood and ease emotional tension. Remember that a steam inhalation is the quickest way to breathe the essential oils into our blood stream – and that warmth is also relaxing! Try 5 drops of Grapefruit, 3 Frankincense and 2 Jasmine.