Grapefruit Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Grapefruit Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi

Oil Overview

Grapefruit essential oil has a sharp refreshing smell. It has a pale yellow or pink colour and a watery viscosity.

Oil Sources

Grapefruit originated in Asia. The oil is extracted from fresh peel by cold expression.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, neryl acetate and terpinen-4-ol.

Aroma

Citrus

Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Aperitif, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Tonic

Possible Uses

Antoxins, Acne, Cellulite, Colds and Flu, Depression, Muscular Aches and Pains, Obesity, Skin Sores, Stress, Water Retention

Warnings

Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun

Detail of Warnings

It may cause some photosensitization.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Rosemary

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