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Grapefruit (Pink) Essential Oil

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Grapefruit essential oil is one of those essential oils that just makes you feel happy. With its bright, citrusy scent it will give you a little pep in your step and leave you ready to tackle the day.

Name of Oil:  Grapefruit

Latin Binomial:  Citrus paradise

Extraction Method:  Cold pressed

Countries of Origin:  United States, Indies, Brazil, Israel, Nigeria

Scent Profile:  Citrusy, tangy, sweet

Parts used in distillation:  Citrus rind

Oil Characteristics:  Pale yellow to yellow, thin, top note, medium to strong intensity

Cultivation – Certified Organic
Applciations

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Cellulitis, obesity, water retention, uplifting, reviving, stress, depression, nervous exhaustion, lethargy, treats oily skin and acne.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Tension, stimulating, and creates euphoria.

History

More of a recent addition to aromatherapy, generally used as a soft drink flavouring agent and in soaps, detergents, and personal care products.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, d-limonene, citronellal, decanol, linalool, nootkatone

Safety & References

Safety:

non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing; not phototoxic to humans

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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