Here in the US, Grapefruit is a popular citrus fruit served at breakfast, with its crisp, tangy flavor that wakes up the taste buds. This holds true for the way Grapefruit essential oil awakens olfactory receptors. Our Pink Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, light, citrusy, sweet, yet slightly bitter aroma.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is a hybrid of Pomelo (Citrus maxima) and Sweet Orange (Citrus x sinensis). Its olfactory character is almost entirely attributed to powerful trace components, most notably nootkatone and traces of a sulfur-containing compound. The peel oil, expressed or distilled, is commonly employed in soft-drink flavoring after the removal of 50% of the monoterpenes. The main constituent sought after in the outer peel oil for this usage is nootkatone that, when added to grapefruit juice powder, enhances the flavor of the reconstituted juice. It is interesting to note that nootkatone, a nontoxic sesquiterpene ketone, is a compound of increasing interest to the scientific community for its efficacy in repelling disease-carrying insects.
Grapefruit oils, like all citrus peel oils, have a predominance of limonene, the bright, lemony monoterpene that provides an absolutely delightful aroma when diffused to refresh and disinfect room environments. Limonene is currently under extensive research for its role in breast health and abnormal cell growth.
Aromatherapy Uses: great detoxifier in body care.
Aromatic Profile: Fresh, light, citrusy, sweet, yet slightly bitter aroma
Appearance: Pale yellow to colorless, transparent, mobile liquid.
Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot and other Citrus oils, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress Leaf, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Considerations: Photosensitizing (low risk); skin sensitization if oxidized. Maximum dermal use level is 4%; if applied to the skin at over maximum use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours, otherwise has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe).Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Golden Poppy as to the medicinal value of any products from Golden Poppy. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.