This oil, with a fresh, citrus smell is energizing and helps to elevate the spirits. It also has antiseptic properties.
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|County of Origin||South Africa|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, astringent, cooling, diuretic, immuno-stimulant, lymph decongest, tonic, tonifying|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Method of Extraction||Cold Pressed|
|Blends well with||Bergamot, Sweet Orange|
History: Grapefruit is a hybrid of C. grandis, C. maxima, and C. sinensis. Grapefruit either came from Asia hybridized or it was hybridized in the West Indies. The story goes that a Captain Shaddock in the 18th century brought a citrus tree (C. maxima) to the islands where they crossed it with other citrus.
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Grapefruit has a fresh, slightly bitter scent that is very characteristic of the fruit.
Indications: Used for athlete's foot, acne, oily skin, tightening skin, hair growth, easing muscle fatigue, increasing circulation, stimulating lymphatic system so good for cellulite, obesity and water retention, colds, chills, flu, digestive aid, liver tonic, regulate body weight, depression, headache, nervous exhaustion, alcohol and drug withdrawal.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath (with proper fixed oil), cooking, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, lotion, massage, mist spray, perfume.
Safety: Nontoxic. Can irritate the skin. Battaglia says there is not phototoxic danger with grapefruit.