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Grapefruit Oil Uses and Benefits

Grapefruit Oil Product Description

Derived from the peels of the famed, edible fruit, Grapefruit essential oil is equally well known for its many uses and benefits. With a bright, energizing aroma reminiscent of its namesake, Grapefruit essential oil can help to create an uplifting environment when diffused, or can provide a fresh, citrus taste when added to beverages and other recipes. Due to its main chemical component, limonene, Grapefruit oil can be used topically to effectively cleanse the skin and home surfaces. Because of these powerful cleansing properties, Grapefruit essential oil is valued for its benefits in both skincare and personal care products, especially for its ability to promote the appearance of clean, healthy-looking skin.

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How do I use Grapefruit oil?

  1. Flavored Water: Grapefruit essential oil is perhaps best known for its delightful citrus taste. Enjoy the revitalizing flavor of Grapefruit oil at home or on-the-go by adding one or two drops to your water. Add it to a personal glass, a reusable glass or metal water bottle, or carry it with you to add to your drink at a restaurant.

  1. Smoothie: The fruity and spry flavor of Grapefruit essential oil makes a tasty addition to more than just water. Add an extra note of bright flavor to your morning by making a smoothie or favourite Smoothie Bowl recipe for breakfast and adding a drop or two of Grapefruit oil.
  2. Surface Cleansing: Since it is rich in limonene, Grapefruit essential oil is an excellent option for your homemade essential oil cleaning solutions. Add 10 to 15 drops of Grapefruit oil to a spray bottle and use to wipe down kitchen counters and other surfaces around your home. The Grapefruit oil will leave behind a light, uplifting fragrance and leave surfaces gently cleansed.

  1. Skincare: Grapefruit oil’s cleansing properties can also greatly benefit the skin. For a simple way to help promote skin that is both clean and healthy-looking, add a drop of Grapefruit essential oil to your regular doTERRA cleanser as a part of you nightly facial routine. Remember to avoid UV light for up to 12 hours after applying citrus oils topically.

  1. Body Wash: Take advantage of the skin-cleansing properties and invigorating aroma of Grapefruit oil by adding two to three drops to your body scrubs and body wash. Grapefruit oil will infuse your shower experience with its sweet, citrus scent and a boosted cleansing benefit.

  1. Diffusion: The uplifting, energizing qualities of Grapefruit oil’s aroma make it an ideal companion during activities like reading, cleaning, or meditating. To help create a positive home atmosphere, add three to four drops of Grapefruit essential oil to a diffuser of your choice.

Fun Fact

Grapefruit was named for the way its fruits grow in tight bunches, which resemble clusters of grapes.

What is Grapefruit oil?

The grapefruit plant, Citrus X paradisi, is a small perennial tree that grows to be 5 to 10 meters high. The leaves of the tree are a lively green color and are ovate in shape. These leaves have a prominent mid-vein down their center and can grow over 10 centimeters long. The tree also produces white, fragrant, four-petaled flowers. The tree generates large, rounded fruit with smooth, yellow-orange peels, and vibrant pink flesh that is known for its tart, sour taste. doTERRA Grapefruit essential oil is produced from these peels, or the rind, of this fruit through the process of steam distillation.  

What essential oils blend well with Grapefruit oil?

Grapefruit blends well with a variety of different essential oils for seemingly endless aromatic combinations. Diffuse Grapefruit oil with options like Juniper Berry oil, Frankincense oil, Ylang Ylang oil, Geranium oil, Lavender oil, Peppermint oil, Rosemary oil, or Bergamot oil for diffusion.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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