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(Citrus paradisi)

A hybrid cross between sweet oranges and pomelo, the grapefruit was first spotted on the island of Barbados in 1750 and introduced to America in 1823. It took another 100 years before it became a grocery store staple and a popular diet food. The oil is extracted by cold-pressing glands in the fruit’s peel to produce a substance that has antibacterial properties and an invigorating aroma.

BENEFITS
Has a compound, limonene, that is known to be a very effective antibacterial agent
Scent of Grapefruit, for some people, has helped suppress their overactive appetite
Rich in antioxidants
Helps balance mood, relieve anxiety and reduce stress

USES
Combine with a carrier oil to:
add to your daily skin care routine to help fight the bacteria that causes acne
and rub on temples and neck to help ease a hangover or headache
rub onto your abdomen to help aid digestion

Add a few drops to the diffuser of your choice to:
to freshen a room
help relieve the day’s stress and anxiety
help reduce the appetite, lose weight, and increase motivation
aid in eliminating odor-causing bacteria from the air

Add a few drops
to create an aromatherapeutic bath
to distilled water and vinegar for a natural household cleanser
to shampoo or conditioner to help reduce greasy hair while adding volume and shine

AROMATHERAPY
Grapefruit essential oil blends well with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, orange, lemongrass, frankincense, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and ylang ylang.

WORD OF CAUTION
Always mix Grapefruit essential oil with a carrier oil before applying topically. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

Grapefruit essential oil is photosensitive, causing skin to become red and irritated when exposed to the sun. It is important to minimize direct sun exposure after applying lemon essential topically.

As a general rule, pregnant or nursing women should consult their physician before using essential oils.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
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