5 Ways to Use Grapefruit Essential Oil| February 15, 2022
From our very beginnings, citrus oils have been trendy among our members thanks to their fresh and energetic aromas and versatile application.
This article will say something more about one of our compelling favorites. We hope you'll find out how to use it best.
Let's explore more about grapefruit essential oil!
How do we produce grapefruit essential oil?
We produce this refreshing sweet-smelling oil by cold pressing the peel of fresh grapefruit fruits. And using centrifugal force to get every drop.
HEAL's Essential Oils come from small, family-owned farms in the United States and over 40 other countries. Botanical supply experts inspect these sites to ensure that organic practices are used every time!
Can I consume grapefruit essential oil?
Fantastic grapefruit essential oil is one of the key ingredients in the culinary blend world of essential oils.
The tempting combination of essential oils of Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint (Grape Mint), and Grapefruit undoubtedly elevate each meal with extra freshness.
You can enrich a salad, soup, or water with this citrus serenity in a simple and fun way!
ALWAYS, dilute pure essential oils before ingesting or applying to skin!
What are the benefits of grapefruit oil?
Vibrant color and astringent-bitter taste with sweet notes clarify why grapefruit is popular as a fresh fruit snack. However, the benefits of grapefruit are not all that stands out!
Nourishing properties and a lovely scent are additional reasons why grapefruit oil is versatile for multiple applications, whether you use it alone or with other oils.
Using Grapefruit Essential Oil For Losing Weight
Grapefruit has been called the most healthy fruit on this planet for a reason.
Not only does it contain vitamins and minerals that keep your body running smoothly, but its antioxidants provide detoxifying benefits as well! It can be used topically to help with healing or internally if you're looking for an energizing boost of good vibes in those morning hours when nothing else seems capable anymore to get your metabolism going.
You can use it by:
Or, you can use this oil for your homemade body butter or add a splash and make yourself a lotion.
DIY Oil Cleanser
Grapefruit oil is the perfect base for your facial cleanser. With a rating of 1 on the comedogenic scale, it's less likely to clog pores and requires no mixing with other oils - you can use it directly as an all-purpose cleaner!
To oil-cleanse skin, simply apply a 1/4 sized amount of oil to your dry face and rub it around gently for about one minute. Be sure not to touch any part near the eyes because this could cause...ouch!
After using these methods, be very patient as new cells will grow at their own pace, so slowness may occur during healing time but don't worry - patience is key.
The usual recipe is 3 to 5 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil.
The cleaning power of grapefruit oil is excellent for both dry and oily skin because it bonds with dirt, removing them from your face. To clean even more thoroughly, mix a drop or two tea tree essential oils into 4 tablespoons of this powerful citrus cleaner before applying!
Grapefruit Essential Oil may act as a protective barrier to the skin by an occlusive effect, allowing your skin to hold moisture, resulting in decreased TEWL values. (The TEWL value measures the rate of water lost through the skin).
Also, grapefruit contains naringin. With the assistance of this advanced natural ingredient, your skin will be able to stay young and beautiful.
The key behind its ability is that it promotes elastin network formation.
And that means protection against sagging skin and wrinkles by forming a tighter bond between cells.
If you're suffering from sunburn, combine a teaspoon of grapefruit oil with aloe vera to calm and soothe your skin. Rub the two ingredients together between palms until they blend into each other before massaging gently onto the affected area; this will cool off your skin while helping reduce redness.
No one should see any changes happening before their time!
Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Effects
Grapefruit essential oil is a potent antibacterial and antimicrobial.
In addition, test-tube studies show it displayed properties against potentially harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli.
One study comparing five essential oils found that grapefruit-scented oil was one of the most powerful in its antimicrobial effects against MRSA - a group of bacteria usually harder for doctors and nurses to treat, as it's often resistant.
Lastly, it is important to note that essential oils can have antibacterial effects on the bacteria H. pylori which causes stomach ulcers and flatulence in humans.
For instance, a test tube study examined the properties of 60 different kinds of essential oil, but only one had such an effect against this organism!
The grapefruit oil seemed most effective at killing these harmful strains.
Wanna kickback? Grapefruit essential oil may help you stress less.
A recent study showed that grapefruits and lavender oils helped lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone) in healthy participants who inhaled them regularly over 6 weeks!
Older research suggests that citrus-based essential oils like these have also increased focus on tasks without causing drowsiness or dizziness.
Here is an excellent DIY blend that you can try at home, or you maybe you'll like to experiment with your own combinations:
In the end...
You've heard that grapefruit is a healthy fruit. But the benefits of this citrus don't end there!
It has been called the most beneficial fruit on Earth for a reason, and you can use it in DIY oil cleansers, skin-calming rubs, antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, as well as your go-to stress reliever.
So if you hadn't tried using grapefruit oil before, now's your chance to make something new with it!
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