(Last Updated on : 05-10-2019)
Originally from Asia, the Grapefruit is now cultivated in the USA, Brazil and Israel. Grapefruit is picked from a glossy-leaved tree, about 10 meters (30 feet) high, with white flowers and large, pale yellow fruit. This oil is excellent for stimulating self esteem, creating euphoria, and self-worth. The grapefruit oil acts as stimulant, carminative, diuretic that regulates eating disorders. It has a warming and drying energy with its sweet and sour taste. The therapeutic properties of grapefruit oil are antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant and lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious.
In skin care it can be used for herpes, acne, edema and cellulite. It mixes well with lemon and bergamot for a morning uplifting bath. The seed oil is being used for candidacies, bacterial infection and parasites, as well as in cosmetics. Oil of grapefruit can be very helpful with digestive problems and may be a stimulant to the gall bladder and the production of bile in the liver. It mixes well with all Citrus oils
and Lavender oil.
However this oil is phototoxic and a lot of exposure to the sun may blemish the skin.
Uses of Grapefruit Oil
Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu.
It has a very positive effect on obesity and also has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the body and is therefore also great for treating cellulite.
It has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and depression.
It is used with great success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thereby clearing the body of toxins.
It helps to clear congested oily skin and also assists with acne, while toning the skin and tissues.
Grapefruit is used in hair care to promote hair growth.