100% pure, cold-pressed Grapefruit essential oils. These are wonderful, potent, highly-therapeutic oils. They come to us freshly-pressed from a wonderful distiller in South Africa who focuses on truly therapeutic, quality oils. Both the pink and red varieties are lovely, sweet-tart Grapefruits. The Pink is from a farm where the trees are unsprayed and free of pesticides. The Ruby Red is from Certified Organic grapefruit, and has a deep reddish-orange color. Very highly recommended! Our Grapefruit Oils are available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Thought to be a hybridization of sweet orange and pomelo, the Grapefruit tree stands at a maximum height of 10 meters or 32 feet. Along with the orange, the pomelo was brought to Spain from Asia by Arabian traders in the 12th century. It was then brought to the West Indies by Captain Shaddock in the 18th century and from there it made its way to the Americas and was soon hybridized into the Grapefruit.
ABOUT THE OIL
Both oils are carefully harvested and cold pressed from the rinds of the fruit. The oil has a beautiful, gem-like orange-sapphire color. The cold-press method gently extracts the sweet and fragrant oil without changing its molecular composition. To retain optimal freshness, Grapefruit essential oil should always be kept cold.
Both the pink and the red grapefruit essential oils have a sweet citrus top note followed by a floral, musty middle note and green, herbaceous undertones with the red being both darker in color and slightly deeper in the middle.
The essential oil of grapefruit has been used for its nutritional (vitamin C) and anti-infectious properties for centuries. Grapefruit is used extensively to flavor soft drinks. It is a popular component of soaps and personal care products and considered uplifting and reviving for the mind and emotional state. It is cheering, slightly euphoria-inducing and energizing
Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature
Grapefruit has a solvent effect on fat and reduces water retention
“a pleasant diffusor oil, having delightfully cool, refreshing, and uplifting antidepressant effects”
Application and Use
Grapefruit essential oil is generally non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing, however, as with other citrus oils, it can make skin photosensitive; exposure to sunlight should be limited for 24 hours.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.
2 Damian, Peter, and Kate Damian. Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche. Inner Traditions/Bear & Co, 1995.