- Diffuse while dieting or trying to lose weight to increase motivation.
- Add one to two drops to your water to support a healthy metabolism.*
- For a refreshing massage that leaves behind a light, uplifting fragrance, use Grapefruit.
- Can be helpful when added to a teenager’s facial routine to improve the appearance of blemishes (use at night to avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application).
What Is Grapefruit Essential Oil Used For?
Grapefruit is an energizing and uplifting oil. It is simultaneously sweet and tart and is a flavorful addition to water. Cold pressed from grapefruit peels, Grapefruit essential oil offers many benefits when used topically, aromatically, or internally.* It is included in many of doTERRA’s popular blends and facial care products.
What Are the Health Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil?
Experimental research has shown that diffusing Grapefruit essential oil may curb cravings. Taken internally, Grapefruit helps support blood sugar levels already in a normal range.*
Grapefruit has several incredible health benefits.* The primary constituent of Grapefruit essential oil is limonene, which is also present in other citrus oils. This contributes to its cleansing and purifying properties, both topically and internally.* It is popularly used to support a healthy metabolism, and as a gentle daily cleanse due to its detoxifying benefits.* The limonene in Grapefruit essential oil supports healthy lung and respiratory function.* Additionally, when taken internally, it supports digestive health, including helping to relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion.* To take internally, take one drop under the tongue, in a capsule, or in a glass of water.
Grapefruit oil is rich in properties that are beneficial to the skin. When added to your facial care routine, Grapefruit has a purifying effect on the skin and helps promote a clear, healthy complexion. It is often added to lotions and soaps due to its ability to improve the appearance of skin blemishes. However, since it can cause photosensitivity, always avoid sunlight or UV rays for 12 hours after applying Grapefruit essential oil topically to the skin.
Where Does Grapefruit Come From?
Grapefruit is a relatively recent addition to the citrus family. It was first documented in the Caribbean islands in the 1750s and is believed to be a natural cross breeding between the sweet orange and the pomelo.