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Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Scent: Slightly bitter with a fresh citrus aroma.
Blends Well With: Other Citrus oil blends and Spice oils.
Grapefruit essential oil may help you ease fatigue and muscle stiffness. It also has clarifying properties that may help with acne and oily skin. The exotic characteristics of Grapefruit essential oil may help you relax while giving you a spiritual ‘uplift’.
The name Grapefruit translates to ‘forbidden fruit’, which goes hand in hand with its origin. Due to the lack of documentation on the fruit, there are only theories surrounding how grapefruit came about. The most well-known theory is of shaddock seeds being left in Barbados during the 18th century by an Englishman named captain Shaddock.
How To Use
Diffuse: Add a few drops to a diffuser to disperse around the room
Topically: Dilute essential oil with any carrier oil at a 2.5% ratio. This equates to 2.5ml essential oil/oils in total mixed with 100ml of chosen carrier oil. 1ml of essential oil is approximately 20-22 drops of oil. Decant into a roller or glass bottle with eye dropper to apply easily or a larger bottle if using for massage. Please note this dilution rate is for adults and children over the age of 6. More information on children and essential oils is on our blog page. Essential Oils should not be used directly on the skin without mixing first with a carrier oil
Inhalation: Add 1-2 drops essential oil to a tissue and inhale at a distance while ensuring that the oil does not come into direct contact with the skin. Alternatively, you can smell the oil directly from the bottle.
Our freshly decanted Grapefruit essential oil will last for 1-2 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly.
Primary Storage Considerations: Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation). Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations: Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin - Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.
Hazards: Phototoxic (low risk); skin sensitization if oxidized.
Contraindications: If applied to the skin at over maximum use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.
Cautions: Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
Maximum dermal use: 4%
Because of its (+)-limonene content, it's recommended that oxidation of grapefruit oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of antioxidants is recommended.
Sheppard-Hanger, Sylla. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1999. Print.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition.