Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil has a sweet, sharp and refreshing aroma. It blends well with basil, bergamot, chamomile, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, rose, rosewood and ylang ylang.

Effect on mind: Grapefruit has an uplifting effect making it useful in periods of stress. It seems to have a balancing action on the central nervous system and may be helpful for stablising manic depression.

Effect on body: Stimulates lymphatic system and may have an effect on obesity and water retention. Helps the digestion of fats by stimulating bile secretion, but it is also stimulating for the appetite. Has a cleansing effect on the liver, kidneys and vascular system. Said to relieve migraines and pre menstral tension.

Caution: Do not overexpose the skin to sunlight after using grapefruit essential oil

Properties

Botanical (INCI) Name:

Citrus paradisi

Appearance:

Yellow to yellow-pink

Odour:

Sweet citrus with a herbaceous undertone

Plant parts used:

Fruit Peel

Extraction method:

Cold Pressed

Region of origin:

North America

Grade:

Cosmetic

Solubility:

Oils and Alcohol

Certification:

Conventional

Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.

Eyes

Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.

Ears

Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.

Children

Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.

Contraindications

If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.

For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.

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