Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 100% Essential Oil
- Citrus paradisi racemosa
- Crude peel, cold pressed.
Blends well with: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang.
Aroma: Grapefruit Pink essential oil has a fresh, tart yet sweet citrus smell, similar to lemon and reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated. Pink grapefruit is sweeter scented than the white variety. This top-quality grapefruit pink is close to sweet orange, but also has scents in common with bitter orange.
Possible Uses: Cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-60.]
Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic.
Common Uses: Grapefruit Pink essential oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne-prone skin. Grapefruit oil is also sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural (night-only) toner, and in some circles, it is believed to promote hair growth though there is not any medical documentation verifying this.Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Constituents: up to 90% Limonene, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellal, Neral [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]
Cautions: None declared, though in rare cases it may cause some photo-sensitization.
Safety Information: Phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 138.] Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
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