- Color: Pale Yellow – Yellow
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium – Strong
- Scent: Citrusy, similar to lemon and reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated.
Action: Antiseptic, detoxifying, diuretic, antidepressant, aperitif, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it has unique fat-dissolving characteristics.
Benefits, Indications: Acne, cellulite, digestion, fluid retention. May help with depression, drug withdrawal, jet lag, eating disorders, fatigue, liver disorders, migraine headaches, premenstrual tension, stress. It may also have a cleansing effect on the the kidneys, lymphatic system and the vascular system.
More Info: Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu, has a very positive effect on obesity and also has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the body and is therefore also great for treating cellulite.
It has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and depression. It is used with great success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thereby clearing the body of toxins. It helps to clear congested oily skin and also assists with acne, while toning the skin and tissues. Grapefruit is used in hair care to promote hair growth.
Chemical Constituents: A-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, neryl acetate, terpinen-4-ol
Precautions: Grapefruit oil is nontoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and although listed as non-phototoxic, it can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after treatment.
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