Grapefruit essential oil is packed with antioxidants, and its energising fragrance makes it a real favourite with aromatherapists.
Grapefruit essential oil uses
Those powerful antioxidants make grapefruit oil ideal for skincare routines, and it’s often used to cleanse the skin with those detoxification properties.
Speaking of cleansing, grapefruit essential oil is often added to homemade household cleaners, and it leaves surfaces smelling sweet and free from germs. Some essential oils just seem to blend well with other oils, and grapefruit is a flexible choice for creating your own blends. It works particularly well with sweet orange, frankincense and the citrus scent of lemon tea tree.
When added to a diffuser, grapefruit essential oil helps a wandering mind to find focus. Use it to help boost concentration and clear your mind. If the kids struggle to focus on homework, add a few drops of grapefruit to the nearest diffuser to help hone their attention. In times of self-doubt, surround yourself with the energising scent of grapefruit as it boosts self-confidence too.
Grapefruit oil isn’t only used for its emotional effects though, as it is claimed to offer plenty of health benefits too. When used in a massage blend, grapefruit essential oil is said to aid healthy kidney function, helping to rid the body of excess fluids.
Grapefruit essential oil benefits
Many aromatherapists find that grapefruit essential oil helps to boost energy levels and suppress the appetite. We all know that one of the worst things about dieting can be sugar cravings. Luckily, smelling the fragrance of grapefruit at regular intervals helps many to beat the cravings and keep the unwanted weight off. As grapefruit also helps to get the metabolism working, it’s a must-have oil for anyone looking to shed the pounds.
Grapefruit oil is also a friend to those in need of a detox. Grapefruit essential oil is used to help the liver to cleanse toxins from the body, and it also supports the lymphatic system. This aromatherapy superhero also helps to tackle throat infections, everyday tiredness, aches and pains and the symptoms of arthritis.
With its sharp, yet sweet scent, grapefruit oil is also great for refreshing hair between washes. Add a few drops of this Freshskin Beauty favourite to a water-filled spray bottle and spray your hair and scalp as and when you need to. That way you get to make the most of the sweet, summery scent while you’re on the go.
Grapefruit essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Citrus racemosa|
|Plant part||Crude peel|
|Extraction method||Cold press|
|Note||Medium to top|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Colour||Light ruby or pale yellow colour|
|Aromatic scent||A fresh scent, characteristic of the fruit itself|