Mountain Rose Herbs

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi

Common Method Of Extraction: Cold pressed

Parts Used: Fruit peel

Note Classification: Top

Aroma: Fresh, tangy citrus

Largest Producing Countries: USA and West Indies

Traditional Use: Like many citrus fruits grapefruit is high in Vitamin C, and is used throughout the food and beverage industry. The oil is used in the fragrance industry.

Properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic

Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

Of Interest: Citrus paradisi, or grapefruit, is a hybrid of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, and the pomelo, Citrus maxima.

Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.

Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

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