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Botanical Name:  Citrus paradisi

Botanical Family: Rutaceae

Place of Origin: Israel

Methods of Extraction:  Expression of the peel of the fruit

Scent:  Uplifting bitter sweet citrus.



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Properties:  Antiseptic, Digestive stimulant, Lymphatic decongestant.

Aromatherapy Applications:  Depression, Congested skin, Acne, Air cleansing

Mind & Body:  Uplifing and revitalizing

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

  • Grapefruit has a wonderful uplifting aroma, like many of the citrus oils, and is also cleansing, clarifying and refreshing. We have selected this excellent oil for its clean, fresh odour. Grapefruit oil is also great for promoting a 'lightness of spirit' in times of tension and worry.
  • If you need a pick-me-up first thing in the morning, try adding 3 drops of Grapefruit, 2 drops of Rosemary and 1 drop of Bergamot, blended in a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil, to a bath. Alternatively stir the same essential oils into a dose of unfragranced shower gel.
  • To improve the appearance of cellulite, blend 3 drops of Grapefruit and 3 drops of Juniper berry with 15ml of Coconut oil and massage the area vigorously. Always try to work in the direction of the heart.
  • In a burner or diffuser, Grapefruit blends well with the other citrus oils and herbal essential oils such as Rosemary, Clary Sage, Thyme or Lavender.
  • Contraindications: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and sunbed rays for 12 hours after application (phototoxic).
  • Chakra: Solar Plexus & Sacral.
  • Chinese Element: Wood (& Earth)


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