Grapefruit essential oil… I have found a new citrus essential oil to love! Who knew?!?!?! The grapefruit essential oil uses and benefits are nothing short of incredble and this essential oil is now officially a staple in my essential oil closet. From stress relief to treatment of oily skin and acne, this wonderful oil does it all!
I thought, what the heck, I’ll give it a go and now… I can’t stop using it!
So, naturally I started looking into how I could use this oil besides in the diffuser… The scent, absolutely invigorating! Then I started research into grapefruit essential oil benefits and here’s what I found… Grapefruit essential oil is an antioxidant, a disinfectant, an antiseptic, a stimulant, an anti-depressant, a tonic AND MORE!!!
Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants and is loaded with Vitamin-C that boost our immune systems. The grapefruit essential oil can protect the body from harm done by the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. Like other citrus fruit essential oils (lemon, orange and citrus fresh blend), grapefruit essential oil is also a great disinfectant.
I also looked into skincare regimes with grapefruit essential oil as I am always looking for something refreshing. What I also discovered is that grapefruit essential oil is great for fighting acne! What I did was simply add one drop grapefruit essential oil to my organic coconut oil in my hand and applied generously for a wonderfully invigorating moisturizer (and acne fighting power!)
You can also prepare a larger batch, add about 2 drops per tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix it up and store in a glass container.
Now, I apply this grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil concoction a couple of hours before I head outdoors or in the evening and this is why…
***A quick warning; as most citrus essential oils, grapefruit essential oil is highly sensitive to UV light and can cause skin irritation if exposed to sunlight after you apply it, so be cautious what time of day you’re applying or if you’ll be headed outdoors into the sunshine… maybe use it in your evening skincare regime…
I also learned upon research that this wonder oil can be a weight loss aid in suppressing your appetite, be cautious and check with your physician before internally taking any essential oils though! What I do is mix a couple of drops of the grapefruit essential oil in my glass water bottle and enjoy flavored water! I have done this with Orange and Lemon essential oil as well, I love the flavor and it makes consuming the needed amount of daily water intake way more interesting!
The scent of grapefruit is absolutely amazing, like I said earlier, invigorating! Because of this the grapefruit scent can therefore trigger what I call the “feel goodness”. Simply inhaling it can help eliminate that mental fog allowing you to be more alert and therefore increasing brain function. The smell of citrus fruits can also eliminate or reduce headaches, so get rid of the Aspirin, load up on grapefruit essential oil instead! PLUS while enjoying the wonderful aromatherapy from this essential oil, you may just get some stress relief too!
Add a 6 drops to some Himalayan bath salts and dissolve under running water into your bath and enjoy the full aromatherapy benefits from grapefruit essential oil… I you’d like , mix it up with a few extra drops of Ylang Ylang and Geranium to the salts as well…
As I continue to discover this wonderful grapefruit essential oil (and others)… I will share my new discoveries with you! There are many essential oils out there, but my choice is Young Living because of their “Seed to Seal” quality. This means you know where your oils are coming from! You can join up as a customer, you don;t need to commit to becoming a distributor…. so go ahead…. join the YL family!
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