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Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradise)

Grapefruit essential oil is one of the most popular and widely-used oils due to its great fragrance and the fact that it’s excellent for easing congestion and water retention.

Properties Of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil has the following properties:

  • Anti-depressant.
  • Anti-septic.
  • Anti-tumoral.
  • Astringent.
  • Cicatrisant.
  • Cleansing.
  • Detoxifying.
  • Disinfectant.
  • Diuretic.
  • Fat dissolving.
  • Metabolic.
  • Stimulating.
  • Styptic.
  • Tonic.

Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits And Uses

The main benefits and uses of Grapefruit essential oil include:

  • Toning and cleansing skin.
  • Treating headaches and migraines.
  • Healing of wounds.
  • Appetite stimulation.
  • Treating and preventing acne and scars.
  • Boosting circulation.
  • Helping with urination.
  • Cleansing of kidneys, liver and lymph system.
  • Making deodorant.
  • Helping with digestion.
  • Treating depression.
  • Easing stress and anxiety.
  • Boosting energy levels.
  • Weight loss.
  • Promoting hair growth and strengthening.
  • Promoting calmness and relaxation.
  • Insect repellent.

How To Use Grapefruit Essential Oil

  • Add to moisturizer.
  • Diffuse.
  • Add to shampoo or conditioner.
  • Steam facial.
  • Inhalation.
  • Ingestion.

Safety Advice For Grapefruit Essential Oil

  • Always conduct a patch test before applying Grapefruit essential oil topically.
  • Grapefruit oil should be diluted 50:50 with a suitable carrier oil before topical application.
  • Don’t expose your skin to direct sunlight for 24 hours after application due to Grapefruit oils phototoxicity.
  • Grapefruit essential oil is toxic for cats.

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