Grapefruit Essential Oil Plant/Part Tree/Peel Latin Name Citrus Paradisi Note Top Extraction Expression
Aroma Sweet, sharp and refreshing.
Features The essential oil of Grapefruit is embedded deep within the peel of the fruit. Some Grapefruit oil is obtained through distillation but this quality is inferior to the expressed variety. Much of the oil is obtained from the U.S.A.
History It is through that the Grapefruit originates from Asia and is often grown in the Mediterranean as an ornamental tree. Others believe it was first cultivated in the West Indies sometime during the 18th century. It was then known as 'shaddock fruit' named apparently after the Captain who introduced it to that part of the world. Primary commercialism of Grapefruit essential oil was in Florida around 1930. It is used as a popular ingredient in food, cosmetics and perfumes.
Mind Is overall uplifting and reviving, making it valuable in states of stress. May help balance the central nervous system. Said to be euphoric and slightly hypnotic.
Body It may have an effect on obesity and water retention and its diuretic properties could help with cellulite. As an aid to weight reducing diets, it stimulates the bile secretion helping with digestion of fats. Could be an aid in drug withdrawal since it is said to have a cleansing effect on the kidneys and vascular system. Its dissolving quality could diffuse gallstones. Said to be a liver tonic too. Because of its soothing effect on the body use to relieve migraine and pre menstrual tension. It seems to mitigate some of the effects of jet lag i.e. headaches and tiredness.
Effect on skin Rich in vitamin A, which helps heal the skin. Also helps ease the pain of insect bites.
Blends Black pepper, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniperberry, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Melissa, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
Essential Oils to Avoid Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage High Blood Pressure – Rosemary Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy. Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive. Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.