Botanical name: Citrus paradisi Origin: Israel
Description: The oil comes from the peel of the fruit that is grown on a glossy leaved tree
Aromatic scent: A sweet and fruity scent with an uplifting and refreshing aroma
Perfume note: Top
Consistency: A watery viscosity
What is it good for: Uplifting and refreshing. Typically used to help with depression, fatigue, hangovers and headaches. Grapefruit essential oil is also used to reduce stress, stimulate circulation, increase energy, enhance mood, and improve digestion. When used as an ingredient in personal-care products, grapefruit essential oil is said to treat oily hair and skin. Studies show that grapefruit essential oil contains large amounts of photolytic and anti-inflammatory enzymes, which help break down cellulite and prevent the formation of new fat cells by inhibiting adipogenesis (fat formation) below the skin.
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed.
Blends with: Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Lemongrass and Lime
Suggested Usage: It is best to dilute essential oil in carrier oil such as Grapeseed if you intend to prepare massage oil. Don't use essential oils neat onto your skin. Start with 1% essential oil to 99% carrier and increase essential oil until you have desired aroma strength.
Possible side effects: Internal use of grapefruit essential oil may have toxic effects. In addition, some individuals may experience irritation or an allergic reaction when applying grapefruit essential oil to the skin.
Safety: For external use only, avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on children, or when pregnant or while using medication. Keep out of reach of children.
An essential oil should not be used instead of seeing a doctor for medical advice. Never self prescribe and if in doubt please ask your doctor. Do not use on sensitive skin and always do a small test of the oil before use. If an allergic reaction occurs, wash off the oil with soap and water and then seek medical attention.
Bottle: These bottles are designed for pharmaceutical use, they are impact resistant but care should be taken with glass bottles on hard surfaces. The bottles are designed in Austria, using green natural glass, they are not sprayed and can be recycled over and over again.