In addition to it being a healthy breakfast option, grapefruit is a trusted remedy in natural healing. The essential oil of pink grapefruit offers a long list of health and beauty benefits.
The aroma of grapefruit is uplifting, crisp, and clean, making the citrus scent not only appetizing but also a popular choice for health and beauty products like soaps (including ANBIA®’s popular TROPICAL PUNCH scent) and perfumes. The smell of grapefruit essential oil is closer to the scent of the rind of the fruit than the pulp and juice. The oil is available in both white and pink varieties, with pink being the sweeter scent between the two.
The grapefruit plant, Citrus X paradisi, is a perennial tree ranging from 15 to 30 feet high with an equally widespread. The essential oil of the grapefruit is obtained via cold-press extraction from the peel, or rind, of the fruit. Captain Shaddock, an English ship commander, brought over pomelo seeds with him to Jamaica where they crossbred with oranges resulting in the grapefruit, we all know and love today. The fruits are still referred to as “shaddocks” in some parts of the world today. The main chemical constituent of grapefruit essential oil is d-limonene which dissolves oils. This is what makes it a great ingredient in cleansers.
Did you know the essential oil of pink grapefruit makes a wonderful air freshener? It’s perfect for eliminating offensive odors in places like kitchens and bathrooms. As this citrus scent fills your home with its crisp scent, it simultaneously eliminates odor-causing bacteria from countertops, floors, knobs and handles throughout your home.
The essential oil of pink grapefruit has similar characteristics to those of other citrus fruits. Grapefruit essential oil has an uplifting and relaxing effect from its aroma and due to its stimulating effects on hormones. When inhaled, the stimulating effects of pink grapefruit essential oil make it effective for reducing headaches, sleepiness, mental fatigue, sluggishness, and poor moods.
The antiseptic properties of this unique essential oil make it an alternative for applying on cuts, bruises, and acne. The essential oil of grapefruit is rich in antioxidants that help to boost the immune system and fight against the activity of free radicals, protecting the body from harm done by various oxidants and toxins. Grapefruit oil has antimicrobial effects that help reduce or eliminate harmful strains of bacteria that are responsible for food-borne illnesses such as E. Coli and salmonella. The diuretic properties of grapefruit essential oil cleanse harmful toxins from the body by increasing urine output resulting in the removal of excess fats, salts, water, and uric acid.
The essential oil of grapefruit can be found in countless health and beauty products not only for its uplifting scent but also for amazing effects the properties of this oil have on the hair and the skin. The antibacterial properties of pink grapefruit essential oil help eliminate the underlying infection causing the acne and speed up the healing process of the skin. Adding pink grapefruit essential oil to your shampoo or conditioner can help reduce grease, sweat, and bacteria while adding volume and shine.
The essential oil of grapefruit is rich in antioxidants that help to boost the immune system and fight against the activity of free radicals, protecting the body from damage by oxidative stress, pollutants, and toxins that lead to fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
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