Uses and Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil
Health benefits of (pink) grapefruit essential oil can be attributed to its properties as a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic and tonic substance.
Grapefruit is a great addition to a well-balanced breakfast, and an important part of a diet that is high in immunity. Its essential oil carries a lot of fantastic benefits and uses as well. It has disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic, and tonic substance properties. With its high levels of Vitamin C, this oil boosts immune system functioning, fights the effects of free radicals, and protects against:
- Oxidants and Toxins
- Effects of Premature Aging
- Degeneration of Tissues
- Macular Degeneration
- Vision and Hearing Loss
- Physical and Mental Sluggishness
- Nervous Disorders
It also Helps to Treat the Following Potential Infections:
- Urinary System
- Excretory System
Additionally, it protects against bruises, wounds, cuts, and acne from microbial infections; tetanus development.
Grapefruit juice also serves to stimulate the endocrine system and promotes proper secretion of hormones and enzymes while regulating the body’s metabolism. As an added bonus, it will stimulate the nervous system for optimal activeness and alertness; aids in the removal of excess water, fats, sodium, uric acid, and other toxins from the body via urinary elimination. This oil is cooling, cleansing and a decongestant which can benefit a sluggish lymphatic system.
Grapefruit essential oil is fantastic for treating oily skin and acne, leaving skin feeling refreshed, and can also help fade stretch marks. It is very useful in reducing the appearance of cellulite. It can easily help manage stiffness and cramps in your muscles.
Grapefruit oil’s microbial effects have been shown to reduce or eliminate food-borne bacteria, even fighting stronger strains such as E. Coli and salmonella. It can also fight mold growth, preserve food, kill parasites, and disinfect water. It has been used to fight candida, a condition that affects gut health, and possibly fights urinary infections as well as more commonly prescribed and clinically proven antibacterial drugs.
Due to its gallbladder and liver stimulating capabilities, grapefruit oil is a worthy combatant to the headache, cravings, and sluggishness following a night of heavy drinking.
In a diffuser, the aromatherapy qualities of grapefruit oil can clear mental congestion and help relieve conditions of tension, irritability, frustration and moodiness.
Using a very small amount of it on wooden surfaces, countertops, floors, or inside appliances to kill bacteria and leave a fresh aroma in its place.
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, sweet citrus, tangy citrus, bright
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, lemongrass, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, rosemary, sweet orange, thyme, vanilla and ylang-ylang
Caution: Grapefruit essential oil is phototoxic: avoid applying to the skin if you plan on being outdoors in the sunlight, as it will intensify the effects of the sun. As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not considered appropriate for treatment of illness. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.