Grapefruit

Citrus paradisi
Botanical name: 
Citrus paradisi

Refreshing and happy

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Liver Tonic - liver damage, addiction
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Family: 
Rutaceae
Country of origin: 
USA, Brazil and Israel
Part of plant used: 
Fruit peel
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Caution phototoxic: no more than 4 drops in 30ml.
Odour profile: 
Zesty, bittersweet and mouthwatering citrus.
Plant description: 
Cultivated tree with large green leaves, white star-shaped flowers and large yellow fruit.
Historical use: 
Popular oil for use in cosmetics and food flavourings.

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