Grapefruit essential oil is a wonderful, uplifting citrus oil. Its fragrance is fresh, bright, and aromatic. I love to use grapefruit essential oil in my recipes. From diffuser blends to DIY creams, it is a staple aromatherapy oil for me.
In this article, I want to show you why I love grapefruit essential oil so much. I’ll outline the oil’s wonderful benefits and uses. By the end of the article, I hope you’ll be able to see a few quick & easy ways you can use Grapefruit essential oil in your daily life.
What is Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit essential oil is a type of essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy. It is part of the citrus family of essential oils. The oil is extracted from the peels of the Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi). It is often used to boost mood, reduce stress, stimulate circulation and increase energy. Overall, it can help people feel better. In personal-care products grapefruit oil is said to treat oily hair and skin.
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The best uses for this popular and great smelling essential oil are:
Top 3 Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses
One of the first oils I think about for natural weight loss help, is Grapefruit. Alongside Lemon essential oil, it is well known for its ability to support a healthy metabolism ¹. Grapefruit is said to help curb food cravings and uplift the system.
To help with weight management, add 1-2 drops of grapefruit essential oil to your regular body lotion and massage into your belly in a kneading pattern every evening. Massage directly over the area of concern, or into the soles of the feet. If you use a roller bottle or belly massage oil, avoid contact with direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.
Lately, I’ve been needing a bit more spiritual and mental uplifting than usual. I reach for Grapefruit essential oil because its fresh, bright and uplifting aroma. Breathing in the oil’s tangy scent can help lift your mood and offer a variety of benefits. Grapefruit essential oils contain compounds thought to enhance health, such as limonene ².
In aromatherapy, the top notes are especially uplifting and airy. They are also short-lived and fleeting, but overall, they carry a feel of lightness and positivity.
Inhale the oil directly from the bottle, or use as a perfume in a bath, or rub it over your heart center or solar plexus chakra.
Grapefruit essential oils is a wonderful and natural way to make your hair smell nice and fresh. Fill a spray bottle with regular water and add 3-4 drops of essential oils into it. Spray into your towel dried hair after you shower. Enjoy a bright, fresh aroma without chemicals!
Grapefruit Diffuser Blends
One of the easiest ways to start with essential oils is to diffuse them in your home. The aroma of grapefruit will disperse into the air within a few minutes and fill your house with scented goodness.
If you are using oils for therapeutic qualities, make sure you use a cold mist diffuser and not an aromatherapy candle or hot oil burner. Heat can alter the therapeutic properties of your oils, and you don’t want that!
Diffuser blending is easy! Simply fill the unit with water per the manufacturer’s instructions manual. Then, add the drops of essential oils. You can find more tips on how to use your diffuser here; for example, where to best place it and how to prolong its life.
When you’re ready, start with these simple Grapefruit diffuser blends.
All recipes are made for a standard 150-200 ml diffuser.
- 3 drops Grapefruit
- 3 drops Peppermint
- 4 drops Grapefruit
- 2 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Lemongrass
- 2 drops Grapefruit
- 2 drops Bergamot
- 2 drops Lemon
Where to Buy Grapefruit Oil
I hope my article helped you answer the question “what does grapefruit essential oil do?” and “how can I use my grapefruit oil?”. If you don’t already have this wonderful citrus oil in your aromatherapy library, maybe it’s time to add it? 😉
Please comment below to let us know how YOU use Grapefruit essential oil? 🧡