Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruits are native to Malaysia and South East Asia, but are mostly grown in Florida and were a hybrid of the pummelo fruit and sweet oranges.
- Botanical Family: Rutacacae
- Part of Plant Used: Fruit Rinds
- Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed or Stream Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Grapefruits are high in monoterpenes (d-limonene).
- Circulatory: supports healthy circulation
- Digestive: used to improve sluggish digestion
- Lymphatic: supportive to detox in the lymphatic system
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Nervous System: used for depression, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, and other stress-related issues
- Reproductive: provides relief for the symptoms of PMS
- Pregnancy: helps to improve focus, stress relief, helps with digestive relief, immune support, and general discomfort from leg cramps and water retention
- Babies & Children: is uplifting, relieves anxiety, and sadness, and clears the mind, and can also be used to support skin and hair care
- Skin: supports oily skin and can be used to combat hair loss
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability
- Scent Profile: Top note that is fresh and citrusy
- Longevity: The aroma of Grapefruit can last up to 264 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Champaca, Clary Sage, Cypress, Jasmine, Jasmine Sambac, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Monarda, Orange, Osmanthus, Peppermint, Rose, Scots Pine, Tangerine, and Ylang Ylang
- Grapefruit is a potential mild photosensitizer (low), avoid direct sun and tanning booths for up to 24 hours after application to the skin.
- Maximum dermal use of 4%
Products Using Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.