Grapefruit are scientifically known as Citrus Paradisi, are native to subtropical areas, and are known for their sour-yet-sweet taste that packs numerous health benefits and antioxidants. Like many other citrus fruits, grapefruit is not only eaten but is often converted into an essential oil for even more benefits.
These large, orange-pink fruit grow from grapefruit trees that can reach as high as 50 feet, but typically grow to around 20 feet. These tall trees produce dark green lengthy leaves, and white flowers which ultimately produce the large fruit.
The Mixed Up History of Grapefruit
Grapefruit got its name from how it grows, in grape-like clusters. One of the first recorded grapefruit was found in the Barbados, and is considered a hybrid between and orange and another native fruit to the area.
Just like it’s scent, grapefruit essential oil is potent and powerful and has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant and an air freshener.
How To Extract Grapefruit Essential Oils
Similar to many citrus essential oils, grapefruit oil is extracted directly from the peel (not the pulp) and the most popular method is through compression. Another method to extract grapefruit oil is through steam distillation, but this method has the potential to affect the quality of the oil.
Uplifting Health Benefits of Grapefruit
Grapefruit essential oil is packed with health benefits, and the scent alone carries numerous medicinal properties.
One of the most popular uses of grapefruit essential oil is to help combat depression. The scent stimulates your brain, which helps make you more alert, while also providing relaxing feelings it also has an uplifting effect. Like other citrus essential oils, grapefruit is a major stress-reliever for these reasons, as well.
Grapefruit essential oils have also been used as a hangover cure, ridding your body of headaches and overall drowsiness. This potent oil’s scent can also help stop or lower sugar cravings, which is great for those on a diet.
All in all, grapefruit essential oil is a powerful scent ready to deliver stress and depression-relieving cures to you and your home. Try our Rosemary, Tea Tree and Mint Aromatherapy candles, body sprays and bath bombs to reap the benefits. This scent mixture has hints of grapefruit, lemongrass and tangerine that are ready to lift your spirits and make your home smell great.