Grapefruit oil is extracted from the Citrus paradisi plant of the Rutaceae family and is known all by its name grapefruit. This essential oil is excellent for fighting cellulite and stimulates the lymphatic system, which affects the mood and revives the mind. The oil also stimulates the digestive system and helps with oily skin and acne.
Essential oil of grapefruit has a sharp refreshing smell and is a pale yellow or light ruby color with a watery viscosity. Like all citrus oils, grapefruit oil should be used within 6 months after it is purchased.
Grapefruit oil is extracted by cold compression of fresh peel, yielding about 0.5-1.0%.
The major chemical components are pinen, sabinen, myrcen, lemon, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, neryl acetate and terpinal-4-ol.
Some of the therapeutic properties of grapefruit oil are: antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymph stimulant, tonic, and anti-infectious.
Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore particularly valuable for the immune system. Helps protect against colds and flu. It has a positive effect on obesity and diuretic properties. It helps to remove excess water from the body and therefore grapefruit oil is preferred for dealing with cellulite.
The oil has an invigorating effect on mood and helps with stress and depression. It is used with great success in fighting muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thus cleansing the body of toxins. Cleans the oily skin and helps with acne. Helps hair care and promotes growth.
- Application of inhalers: In vapor therapy, grapefruit oil is used for a hangover, headache, mental exhaustion, and depression.
- Application in massage oils and in the bathroom: Helps in cellulitis, cold, flu, physical fatigue, muscle fatigue, overweight, headache, frequent mood swings and mental fatigue.
- Application in creams and lotions: Helps to clear the fatty and acne-saturated skin and helps the tissues get rid of cellulite by removing excess water from the body.