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Scientist believe the grapefruit tree developed as a mutation from the pomelo fruit...

Citrus paradisi

Note: Top

Parts Used: rind

Source: cold expression from the fresh peel of the fruit from the cultivated tree which often grows over 10 metres tall and is believed to have derived from a cross between a large citrus fruit called a pomelo (Citrus maximus) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinesis).

Description and Odor Effect: yellowish or greenish liquid with a fresh, sweet, citrus aroma. Its odor effect is uplifting and anti-depressant.

Nature: uplifting, soothing

Blends well with: lemon, palmarosa, bergamot, neroli, rosemary, cypress, lavender, geranium, cardamom and other spice oils

Physical Uses: Grapefruit is used in skin care for acne, congested and oily skin; it promotes hair growth, tones the skin and tissues, is detoxifying for cellulite, obesity, water retention, general body stiffness; stimulating for exercise preparation and muscle fatigue.

Mental and Emotional Uses: The cheerful scent of grapefruit is uplifting for depression, headaches, nervous exhaustion and performance stress.

Caution: Grapefruit is phototoxic; avoid exposure to direct sunlight for several hours after applying the oil on the skin.

Therapeutic Properties: antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antistress, antitoxic, aperitif, aperitive, astringent, balancing (central nervous system), cephalic, cholagogue, depurative, detoxifier, digestive, disinfectant, diuretic, hemostatic, resolvent, restorative, reviving, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic systems, and neurotransmitters), tonic (liver), tonifying (skin)

Application: application, aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray

Keyword: Cheering

To detoxify the body’s systems (lymphatic and the kidneys) and to reduce cellulite, mix Grapefruit with Juniper Berry and Angelica Root in a carrier oil and apply the blend to the affected areas (usually the thighs).

Grapefruit Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

For a body detox:

  • 4 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Angelica Root is free to access and use.
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