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grapefruit essential oil benefits

Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits

Let’s look at some Grapefruit essential oil benefits. Grapefruit essential oil is extracted by cold pressing of the peels of the grapefruit. This is the same method used for nearly all citrus fruit essential oils.

Grapefruit essential oil benefits are very similar to the other citrus essential oils. It is fairly inexpensive and can be used interchangeably with other citrus essential oils in blends and recipes.

Here is a list of some of grapefruit essential oil benefits:

Antimicrobial

As with the other citrus oils, and in fact most essential oils, grapefruit essential oil has antimicrobial properties. Whether you use it in a diffuser to clean the air, or use it in natural cleaning products for your home, grapefruit essential oil is definitely a germ killer.

Relieves Stress

Grapefruit essential oil, like the other citrus oils, is known to be uplifting and can relieve feelings of stress and tension. You can diffuse it into an area or mix a few drops with a carrier oil and massage it into your wrists. You can even place it in aromatherapy jewelry or an inhaler and keep it with you to enjoy its stress relieving scent during your day.

Diuretic

Another of grapefruit essential oils benefits is that it has diuretic properties. Using it stimulates urination. When you urinate more you flush out toxins from the body and also remove excess water from your system. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, which help to detoxify the body.

Anti-inflammatory

The main constituent in grapefruit essential oil is limonene. This substance is a natural anti-inflammatory substance that is present in the citrus oils in varying amounts.

May Help With GERD

Animal studies found that limonene may help relieve gastric reflux disease symptoms and may help heal gastric ulcers. Animal studies do not always translate the same effects into humans. However, the limonene found in citrus oils was just as effective as prescribed medications in the treatment of ulcers, with none of the side effects.

Improves Skin Health

Citrus oils are used in many commercially produced skin care products because they have antibacterial and anti-aging effects on the skin. They may also help with hair and scalp health when added to your shampoo. The oil contains antioxidants that can help protect your skin against damage from air pollution and UV rays from the sun. However, it should not be used sooner than at least 12 hours before sun exposure because it can make the skin photosensitive when applied topically.

Using this light citrus scented essential oil can have many benefits. If you would like to try a 100% pure unadulterated grapefruit essential oil please visit our shop to purchase it.