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Essential Oil Profile: Grapefruit

Updated: Jun 3

Sharing one of my favorite fruits & essential oils, grapefruit! Grapefruit is a beautifully uplifting essential oil, featured in both my Boucin' Booty Scrub & Triple B Butter. This citrus is also great for cleansing the body, reducing inflammation, & clearing skin! Grapefruit's detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, & pain relieving properties make it a great essential oil for women's health as well. Learn more about "Essential Oils for Women" in my blog post titled as such: Part 1 + Part 2.


Basics

  • Extraction Method: The grapefruit peel is typically cold expeller pressed.

  • Aroma: Citrus & sweet

  • Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi

  • Plant Family: Rutaceae


Did you know that you can find grapefruit in white, pink, or red varieties?


grapefruit essential oils

Benefits & Uses

  • energizes

  • stimulates

  • uplifts

  • relieves stress

  • boosts circulation

  • helps with oily skin/hair

  • smooths cellulite

  • soothes migraines

  • improves focus

  • eases digestion

  • detoxes

  • relieves pain

  • immune-boosting


Containing antiseptic & anti-infectious properties, citrus has been known to be used as a cleanser. Did you know that you can even use a citrus rind to clean your hands when camping, hiking, exploring the wild? Below are some mystical properties that grapefruit beholds as well.


grapefruit essential oil

Magical Uses & Metaphysical Gifts

  • solar energy

  • joy

  • light

  • fire

  • purification

  • cleansing

  • detoxing

  • self-love


Chakra

Grapefruit essential oil connects with your Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra, or Manipura in Sanskrit. This chakra is located in the center of your belly, just below where your rib-cage meets. Your Solar Plexus is your center - who you are at your core. The 3rd chakra connects you to self-love, self-esteem, & self-discipline. Who do you desire to show up as in the world? We see grapefruit represent the Solar Plexus on the physical level as it eases anxiety & digestion, which we often feel in our gut, or Agni, "digestive fire" in Sanskrit. Grapefruit also uplifts & energizes, connecting us with our higher selves - our authentic, truthful selves that reside within the Solar Plexus.

Application Tip: Citruses are photo-sensitizing, so do not apply before going out in direct sunlight. Instead, use a personal inhaler - grapefruit & tangerine are the perfect combo to uplift & relieve stress!

Contraindications: Can be photo-sensitizing. Avoid if taking medicine, or check with your doctor first.


I leave you with this final blending tip! Grapefruit blends beautifully with rosemary, neroli, & basil.


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Bronwen, Certified Aromatherapist, New York Institute of Aromatherapy

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