Citrus paradisii

Origin: Italy
Family: Rutaceae
Part used: Rind

The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree known for its relatively large, semi-sweet fruit. It is a hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between the sweet orange and the pomelo. Originally referred to as the 'forbidden fruit' and is prized as an ingredient in dressings and beverages. It has been used in natural medicine and aromatherapy to help strengthen the mind and as a cleansing tonic.
Fragrance notes
Sharp and refreshing with a bitter herbaceous quality. Subtle woody hints.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Rose, Patchouli and Cypress.
Originally an ancient hybrid of Asian origin, grapefruit was present in the West Indies by 1692. It was first documented in 1750 as the cross-pollination of the orange and pomelo by Welshman, Griffith Hughes, in Barbados. The fresh, energising qualities of Grapefruit oil have since been used in natural medicine and aromatherapy to help strengthen the mind and to help alleviate exhaustion. With its mildly antiseptic and purifying properties, Grapefruit has been found to be an effective cleansing agent for the skin and beneficial in aiding the natural flush of waste and accumulated lymphatic fluid.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Circulation and cellulite
Add 5 drops to a wet face cloth and rub vigorously on the areas concerned. Repeat daily after a shower for 3-4 weeks.

Fluid retention
Add 10 drops to a footbath with Epsom salts. Repeat for 3 nights.

Lymphatic system
Add up to 30 drops to Apricot Kernel oil and apply where lymph nodes accumulate. Follow with rest and plenty of water. Lymphatic massage with a trained professional is highly recommeded.

Uplift and energise
Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser in the morning. Repeat as required.
Safety considerations
Citrus oils are slightly photo-toxic so avoid sunlight after application to the skin. May cause irritation to sensitive skin. Should not be used by people with citrus allergies. May irritate the skin if used in the bath or in combination with hot water. Dilute in milk first if using in the bath. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Citrus paradisii, cold pressed rind, Italy
Key component
Limonene, Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, Octanal, Decanal