Essential Oil Profile

Grapefruit

Latin Name: Citrus x paradisi (hybrid derived from shaddock ( pomelo) & sweet orange)

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Cold Press/Expression

Note/Element: Note: Top. Element: Wood, Element

Functional Group: Alcohol, Aldehyde, Coumarin, Terpene;

Type: Euphoric, Refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Citrusy, tangy

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after using on the skin.

Physical Uses: cellulite, water retention, jet lag, immune stimulant, digestion, colds, flu, dull skin, fights inflammation, acne, helps hair shine. 

Mental/Emotional Uses: Lethargy, depression, stress, fatigue, exhaustion, energizing

Other Uses: Disinfectant

Blends Well With: Fruit, leaf, root, seed, spice.

Possible Substitutions: Lemon, Orange Sweet

News You Can Use: Named after Captain Shaddock , who brought it seeds from the West Indies to Jamaica in 1696.

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/shaddock

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/benefits-of-grapefruit.html

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/grapefruit-oil.asp

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/grapefruit-oil.asp

 

 

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