Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Commonly known for its sour and tangy taste, grapefruit is the round, yellow-orange fruit of an evergreen citrus tree. Grapefruit essential oil is derived from the rind of this fruit and is cherished for its many uses and benefits. The aroma of Grapefruit essential oil matches the citrus and fruity flavors of its origin and provides an invigorating and energizing aroma. Diffused Grapefruit essential oil invokes a sense of clarity, and due to its main chemical component, limonene can help to uplift mood. With its powerful cleansing properties, Grapefruit essential oil is valued for its skincare benefits and ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin when applied topically.
The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters that resemble those of grapes.
The Grapefruit plant, Citrus X paradisi, is a small perennial tree that grows to be 15 to 30 feet high with an equal spread. The leaves of the tree are a lively green color and are ovate in shape. These leaves have an obvious mid-vein down their center and can grow to be four inches long. The tree also produces fragrant, four-petaled flowers that are white in color. The fruit of the tree is grapefruit, which is a rounded fruit with a smooth, finely dotted peel. doTERRA Grapefruit essential oil is extracted from the peel or rind of this fruit.
Main Chemical Components: d-Limonene
The main chemical constituent of Grapefruit essential oil is d-limonene. Limonene is in the monoterpenes group and possesses strong uplifting aromatic characteristics. The uplifting benefits found in limonene are what make Grapefruit essential oil a great oil for aromatic use. Limonene also has the ability to dissolve oils, which makes it a common ingredient in hand cleansers.
Grapefruit blends well with a variety of different essential oils for additional body and mind benefits. For an ideal blend, combine Grapefruit with Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Bergamot essential oils 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 the product.