Country of Origin: USA
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Method of Extraction: The oil is produced through a cold expression of the peel of the fruit.
Main Theraputic Properties: Antiseptic, Digestive stimulant, Lymphatic decongestant.
Contraindications: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and sunbed rays for 12 hours after application (phototoxic).
If you need a pick-me-up first thing in the morning, try adding 3 drops of Grapefruit, 2 drops of Rosemary and 1 drop of Bergamot, blended in a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil, to a bath. Alternatively stir the same essential oils into a dose of unfragranced shower gel.
To improve the appearance of cellulite, blend 3 drops of Grapefruit and 3 drops of Juniperberry with 15ml of Coconut oil and massage the area vigorously. Always try to work in the direction of the heart.
In a burner or diffuser, Grapefruit blends well with the other citrus oils and herbs such as Rosemary, Clary Sage, Thyme or Lavender.