Grapefruit (Pink) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Citrus paradisi
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Plant Part:
Rind
Distillation Method:
Cold Pressed
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Monoterpenes
100%
Primary Constituents
limonene
98.08%
beta myrcene
1.47%
alpha pinene
0.44%
  • 8oz -
    $52.44
  • 16oz -
    $91.65
  • 1Kg -
    $163.00
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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Wholesale Certified Organic Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

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.

Aromatherapy Notes

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.

Traditional Uses

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

Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Depurative, Diuretic, Stimulant
  • Cooling, cleansing, and decongesting
  • Beneficial for oily skin and acne
  • Uplifting and reviving effect

From Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche 2:

  • 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

Safety

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.

References

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.