The Benefits of Grapefruit include detox and cleansing--besides tasting great in water! Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it is nourishing to the skin. Like many coldpressed citrus oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight management programs.
Grapefruit Essential Oil is also mentally uplifting and can ease stress and anxiety.
How could we ask for more? There is more…keep reading!
Did you know that Grapefruit contains 88-95% d-limonene?
What is Limonene?
Limonene (d-limonene) is a protectant and powerful antioxidant that is contained in the peels of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange and lemon. (and the essential oils)!
The simplest way to reap the benefits of Grapefruit is to use Grapefruit Essential Oil. Grapefruit oil is always available and the oil doesn’t go bad when you don’t use it right away!
I always keep it on my counter or place some in my purse to combat odors! Oh yes, especially those that just linger in your nose forever! You know what I mean...(rotting food, foreclosed homes, landfill drive-bys!) Just inhale right from the bottle and your noxious odor memories are gone!
Drink a lot of water? Place a drop of grapefruit oil in your water or white wine and drink the benefits of grapefruit all day and night!
Love citrus? Try Citrus Fresh blend of essential oils. It contains grapefruit, orange, mandarin, tangerine, lemon and spearmint essential oils. Refreshing oil to add to your water bottle on those HOT days of summer! Or, in Florida, all year round!
There really are hundreds of benefits of Grapefruit. Read below for more information on how to use it and what to use it for. This section will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Grapefruit Essential Oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
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What is the Genus Species? Citrus paradisi
Why is this information important? It's always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn't really tell you exactly what you're getting.
Where did the name come from? Grapefruit was first bred in Jamaica by Captain Shaddock; therefore, it was called “shaddock” or “shattuck” until the 1800s! Then it was given the name grapefruit because it looks like clusters of grapes on the tree.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? cold pressed from the rind.
What is the ORAC Value? 22,600 µTE/100g
What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the grapefruit is thought to be a hybrid between pomelo (citrus maximus) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)? Captain Shaddock cultivated the pomelo and sweet orange seeds in Jamaica (18th century) which soon led to its hybridization!
What are the Plant Properties? Energizing, purifying and tonic. Antioxidant
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Grapefruit? Cleansing and detox; skin; satiety (feeling of fullness); weight management.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its fresh and citrus aroma is very uplifting to the body and mind.
What is the Spiritual Influence? The benefits of grapefruit include the spiritual realm as well.
Grapefruit is cleansing to the aura and mental body which helps release occasional blues, confusion and mental chatter. Once this is cleared we can be more receptive to our inner voice and intuitive powers. So ultimately grapefruit helps us restore our own power and claim our own spiritual purpose.
What Chakra is Affected? The solar plexus chakra is energized which affects the other chakras in the body. Expands the heart and third eye chakras.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution. Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Animals? Yes Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, Grapefruit Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities.
It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional prior to use.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know in Barbados it was originally called "forbidden fruit”? But now, they consider it one of the "Seven Wonders of Barbados."
Did you know that grapefruit was brought to the United States in 1823 by Count Odette Philippe? He brought it to the Tampa area (city known today as Safety Harbor)!
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Have a bottle of white wine or champagne you opened and don’t really like it s taste? No problem, just add a drop of grapefruit essential oil to change its taste! The benefits of grapefruit contine!
I have saved hundreds of glasses of wine using this trick. And who knows, you just may like it so much, you use it this way all the time! I do! Love it in Sauvignon Blanc!
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