Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
Fresh, sweet, citrus aroma
Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, cheering
Mental/Emotional: Confidence, fear depression, happiness and peace, and stress
Physical: Cellulite, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention
Grapefruit has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it is nourishing to the skin. Like many coldpressed citrus oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight management programs. Grapefruit may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water. Grapefruit has an approximate ORAC of 226,234 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Directions: Dietary Supplement: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take three times daily or as needed. Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil. Then apply to desired area as needed. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practioner prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Storage: Keep in a cool dark place.
Aromatherapy References & Resources:
Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy. 1st ed. Kurt Schnaubelt. Healing Arts Press, 1998.
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 4e. 4th ed. Churchill Livingstone, 2011. Shirley Price Cert Ed FISPA MIFA FIAM, and Len Price Cert Ed MIT(Trichology) FISPA FIAM.
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. Kathy Keville. 2nd ed. Crossing Press, 2008.
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy. Kurt Schnaubelt. Healing Arts Press, 2011.
Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies. Fritz, Stephanie. Gently Born Publications, 2012.
Young Living Essential Oils
National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)