Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
Common Method Of Extraction: Cold pressed
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, tangy citrus
Largest Producing Countries: USA and West Indies
Traditional Use: Like many citrus fruits grapefruit is high in Vitamin C, and is used throughout the food and beverage industry. The oil is used in the fragrance industry, and medicinally it has been used as a stimulant and antidepressant.
Properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic
Benefits: Acne, anxiety, cellulite, chills, colds, depression, exhaustion, fatigue, gall bladder, hangovers, headaches, jet lag, muscle fatigue, nervous exhaustion, obesity, oily hair and skin, poor circulation, stiffness, stress, tones the skin and tissues, water retention. To help with fatigue, stress, or exhaustion this oil may be diffused into the air, or added to a salve which can be applied to the temples and nape of the neck.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Citrus paradisi, or grapefruit, is a hybrid of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, and the pomelo, Citrus maxima.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. Phototoxic.