Grapefruit essential oil is cold pressed from the rind of the fruit. Its fresh, citrusy, and clean aroma pleases the senses and uplifts the mood while cleansing and detoxifying the body. Affecting the Cardiovascular System, Grapefruit reduces mental and physical fatigue, in addition to its cleansing and purifying benefits.
Grapefruit’s citrus properties does not cause photosensitivity like other citrus oils. Because of this, it can be used in their place and you can still go into direct sunlight after applying directly to affected areas or to reflex points. It is beneficial for oily skin issues and the French use it to treat cellulite. They also use it treat decongestion, water retention, digestion, lymphoma, and dyspepsia.
When diffused, Grapefruit’s citrusy, clean, and fresh aroma relieves anxiety by uplifting and balancing the mind. It enhances other oils properties and adds harmony when combined with Basil, Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Geranium, and Rosemary. Internally, dilute 1 drop oil in 1 tsp of honey, in 4 oz of water, or in it can be taken without dilution in a capsule. Some use it as a flavor in cooking.