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Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi) expressed peel oil

Common name Grapefruit
Botanical name Citrus paradisi
Method of Extraction expressed
Plant Part peel
Country of Origin South America
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SKU: EO_Grapefruit Categories: ,

Description

Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi) expressed peel oil

Our Grapefruit Essential Oil has a bright fresh citrus aroma. It is expressed from the peel of the fruit of a cultivated tree with gloss leaves and large yellow fruit. The tree is native to tropical areas of Asia as well as the West Indies.

Grapefruit has a yellow to greenish colour and a thin consistency.

Grapefruit’s uplifting nature makes it ideal to deal with stress or nervous exhaustion. Try it in the morning to revive during long days at work.  Grapefruit may also benefit digestive complaints. It’s astringent nature also makes it useful in preparations for oily or congested skin.

Grapefruit is a favourite in the diffuser to give any space a bright fresh character and make it feel clean and invigorated. Or use in a massage oil on the skin for its invigorating and detoxing properties.

Although generally regarded as safe, Grapefruit, like several other citrus oils, may cause phototoxicity.   If products with a high concentration of Grapefruit are used on the skin, we recommend avoiding sun exposure thereafter for up to 12 hours.

Looking for a larger size of Grapefruit not listed here, please contact us for a quotation.

How to Use

For Adults only (Please seek professional advice for any other use)

Diffusion: use 6-8 drops in water in your diffuser

Massage: add 10-15 drops to 1 tablespoon (20ml) of your choice of carrier oil or unscented massage oil.
(Caution – Grapefruit may cause photosensitisation – we recommend avoiding sun exposure for 12 hours after topical use of this essential oil – see below for more information)

Baths: mix  3-4 drops with a teaspoon (5ml) of Essential Oil Dispersant or Unscented Liquid Soap and add to your bath water.

 

General Safety Information

As Grapefruit is an expressed citrus oil it may cause phototoxicity. Phototoxity is where certain chemicals called furanocoumarins induce a skin reaction in the presence of strong sunlight. This results in the skin cells absorbing more UV photons than normal, which results in a more rapid tanning or burning skin reaction. Furanocoumarins are commonly found in citrus essential oils, such as Grapefruit.

The risk of phototoxicity will remain for 12 hours. So if you topically apply one of these essential oils to your skin, avoid sun and UV exposure for at least 12 hours. If you’re diffusing one of these oils in your home, no need to worry. This applies to topical application to the skin, not inhalation

Product Details

Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi) expressed peel oil

Common name Grapefruit
Botanical name Citrus paradisi
Method of Extraction expressed
Plant Part peel
Country of Origin South America
Note Top
Appearance yellow to greenish mobile liquid
Aroma bright fresh sweet citrus aroma
Major Constituents α-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, nootkatone
Properties uplifting, reviving, stimulating
Traditional Uses stress, nervous exhaustion, digestive system complaints, congested or oily skin
Blends well with lemon, bergamot, rosemary, cypress, lavender, geranium
Cautions Has a low risk of toxicity. If high concentrations (over 4%) are used on the skin, avoid exposure to sun for up to 12 hours (Tisserand & Young 2014)

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