BOTANICAL NAME: citrus paradisi
ORIGIN: South Africa
PARTS USED: peel of fruit
FRAGRANCE: citrus, fresh, light, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: bergamot, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, rosemary, sage, tangerine, vanilla.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: concentration, creativity, energizing, inspiring, invigorating, memory loss, refreshing, reviving, slightly euphoric, stimulating, stress, uplifting, warming, antibacterial, antidepressant, astringent, cellulite, diuretic, drug withdrawal, exhaustion, hair loss, hangovers, jet lag, migraines, muscular aches, muscular fatigue, PMS symptoms, seborrhea, toning, whooping cough.
MAGICAL USES: purification.
Grapefruit, also called Shaddock, is a Citrus fruit. The Essential Oil is present in its peel and extracted by compression. Many of its medicinal properties match those of the essential oils of other citrus fruits. The oil is composed of Limonene, Alpha Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellal, Decyl Acetate, Neryl Acetate, and Terpinenol.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: Keeps the skin clean. Particularly good for treating oily skin and acne. Gives a refreshing feeling. Also beneficial for treating stiffness and cramp in muscles.
Safety Warning: Phototoxic. Can cause skin irritations if exposed to strong sunlight after application. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.