Grapefruit Essential Oil positively affects your mood and revives the mind while stimulating the digestive system and clearing up congested oily skin and acne. Grapefruit essential oil has a sharp, refreshing smell and is either a pale yellow or light ruby color with a watery viscosity. Like all citrus oils, grapefruit essential oil should be used within six months of purchase. Originally from Asia, it is now cultivated in the USA, Brazil and Israel. Grapefruit oil is non toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and although listed as non-phototoxic, it can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after treatment.
Some of the therapeutic properties of grapefruit oil are: antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious. Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. Grapefruit essential oil has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and depression. It is used with success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thereby clearing the body of toxins.
In vapor therapy, grapefruit oil can be used for hangovers, headaches, over indulgence, mental exhaustion and depression. Grapefruit oil can be used in a blended massage oil, or may be diluted in the bath to assist with cellulite, colds and flu, lack of energy, jet lag, muscle, fatigue, overweight, headaches, moodiness and tiredness. Used in a base cream, lotion or as a wash, grapefruit oil can help to clear a greasy, congested acne skin and drain any excess retained water. Grapefruit essential oil blends well with bergamot, lavender, geranium and frankincense.