EO Spotlight: Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit essential oil is zesty, bright and uplifting. It has the power to balance mood and emotions while elevating the spirit. The energizing aroma is tart and refreshing, evocative of the first scent that permeates the air as the peel is broken when cutting the fruit. The fruit itself is a hybrid of the Sweet Orange and the Pomelo. The essential oil has detoxifying and protective elements which make it effective for both medicinal and emotional healing.
The pure, expeller-pressed essential oil of Grapefruit is high in antioxidants, particularly Vitamin C. Therefore, it’s a great oil to boost the immune system and protect against free radicals. Those components also make it beneficial for both skin and hair, promoting a smooth texture and a bright, radiant appearance. When applied topically (diluted), it aids in cleansing the lymphatic system and releasing toxins from the body. It also eases muscle fatigue and stiffness all the while releasing stagnant energy, thus a powerful oil for a purifying massage with our Letting Go Massage Oil.
Emotionally, Grapefruit essential oil has the ability to balance mood and restore connection to our feelings. It promotes release of anger or resentment for anyone who has a tendency to keep things bottled up inside. The bright, sunny aroma also benefits those suffering from depression or nervous exhaustion.
The stimulating and energizing properties make Grapefruit essential oil a wonderful treatment for afternoon sluggishness when used in a diffuser or by putting a drop or two on the palms and rubbing together for inhalation. On a deeper level, Grapefruit encourages and helps “reboot” the complex connections between mind, body and spirit. Attuning these delicate links, we are able to better move forward on our path in the direction of inspiration and true happiness. Its ability to lift us out of stagnation is why it’s included with nurturing Vanilla and grounding Sandalwood in our Blue Morpho Body Perfume Oil, which is formulated to facilitate transformation and change.
As you inhale the citrusy, uplifting aroma of Pure Grapefruit essential oil, allow it’s brightness to fill your heart with a zeal for life and the joy of each day. Remember to be thankful for the blessings that we have received.
By Matthew Campbell, Kate's Magik General Manger
AVOID USING GRAPEFRUIT OR ANY CITRUS OILS ON THE SKIN BEFORE EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT OR UV RAYS AS IT GREATLY INCREASES YOUR SKIN'S PHOTO-SENSITIVITY
- Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
- Plant Part: Peel
- Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed
- Origin: USA
- Perfumery Note: Top