Pink Grapefruit Oil Safety
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
Peel - Cold Pressed
Cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-60.]
Shelf Life of Grapefruit Essential Oil:
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.
Pink Grapefruit is a hybrid between red and white grapefruit. Pink Grapefruit essential oil is a little sweeter than White Grapefruit essential oil.
Pink Grapefruit essential oil blends well with other citrus essential oils as well as rosemary, geranium, lavender, cypress and cardamon.
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 pink grapefruit oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of antioxidants is recommended.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition
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 however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.