Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil...Captain Shaddock, a 17th-century English ship commander, introduced the plant into the West Indies from China. The fruit was thereafter known as “Shaddock”. In 1809, Spanish settlers brought seeds to the United States. It wasn’t until 1880 that it was actually grown commercially.

Grapefruit and Wedge of Grapefruit with Pink Flesh
Grapefruit and Wedge of Grapefruit with Pink Flesh

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Botanical Name - Citrus paridisi

Common Method Of Extraction - Cold pressed

Parts Used - Fruit peel

Note Classification - Top

Aroma - Citrus, floral, and fruity

Largest Producing Countries - USA

Traditional Use – This oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes. It’s also extensively used in deserts, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Properties - Antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antitoxic, astringent, bactericidal, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant (lymphatic, digestive), and tonic.

Benefits - Acne, cellulitis, chills, colds, congested and oily skin, depression, flu, gall bladder, hangovers, headaches, herpes, hot flashes, induces euphoria, menopause, menstrual problems, muscle fatigue, nervous exhaustion, obesity, performance stress, PMS, promotes hair growth, relieves performance anxiety, stiffness, tones the skin and tissues, and water retention.

Blends Well With - Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus (all), fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme linalool, and ylang ylang.

Safety DataGrapefruit oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and relatively non-sensitizing. This oil is mildly photo-toxic and will cause a reaction in some individuals who expose themselves to the sun after using it. Don’t use this oil while pregnant.

Child with Crate of Grapefruit
Child with Crate of Grapefruit

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