I love grapefruit because it blends so well with so many oils. It will add an uplifting note of sunshine to any blend. It has astringent and cooling properties. Diffusing will help deodorize and add a positive energy to any room. It is a possible appetite stimulant and can also be helpful in headache or nausea blends. It can also help reduce fluids when applied to swollen areas of the skin. See safety notes below. Diffuse away if your day is feeling gray!!!
Latin Name: Citrus paradisi
Plant Origin: USA
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Plant Part: Rind, organic
Processed: Cold Pressed
Chemical family: Monoterpenes
Aroma: Citrusy, tart, fresh, fruity
CHEMISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) has a high percentage of d-limonene (Monoterpene) which has been researches to be analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiobesity, antioxidant, antitumoral, antiulcerogenic, immune-stimulant, activates white blood cells, and is a skin penetration enhancer.
SAFETY: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Phototoxic (may cause skin discoloration if exposed to UV rays, natural or artificial). May cause skin irritation, especially if the oil is past its “best by” date. Use in low dilution (1%) when applying to the skin, such as in bath or massage oils. Keep out of reach of children.
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs/infections
Astringent – contracts and tightens tissue
Diuretic - aids in the reduction of fluids (swelling or bloating)
Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality to various body systems
HOW TO USE
Winter Blues: diffuse often during the winter months. Use an ultrasonic diffuser for best results.
All information on Pompeii Organics website is informative in nature and not to be construed as medical advice. We are not doctors or medical professionals. We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: http://www.pompeiiorganics.com/blend-safe/