Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus Paradise) it comes from an ancient hybrid, probably between sweet orange and pomelo. It has long been used only as an ornamental plant. It is the only citrus fruit that is supposed not to come from South East Asia but from Central America. Its fruit only became popular in the 19th century.
According to the relevant ministerial guidelines, it has antioxidant properties. Beneficial for the health of the microcirculation, it promotes the drainage of body fluids.
In aromatherapy it is used for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, as a detoxifier and stimulant of the liver action, and it is recognized as having an antibacterial action.
Used as an ingredient in the treatment of acne-prone, oily and congested skin and in remedies against cellulite especially in synergy with Rosemary essential oil. It is recommended to combat dandruff and hair loss.
It is used, suitably diluted in oil via, in massages to tone muscles and firm tissues.
Very good in the kitchen, it is the most delicate of citrus fruits and can be used as the first oil with which to learn how to make doses as it allows a certain margin of error before being "too much", try it in its version Essential Spray
Gives great self-confidence by bringing emotional warmth to depressed and exhausted people. The essence is suitable for those who don't like winter and who suffer from solar and affective deficiency. It helps to open up to others. In aromatherapy it is used to act on the hypothalamus which regulates hunger, among many other functions.
- Room diffuser: 3/4 drops in 100 ml of water. We suggest accompanying it with other essential oils.
- Bath tub: 8/10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt or milk or cream or honey to put in hot water (used to prevent the oil from volatilizing due to the heat)
- Massage: a few drops of essential oil in a spoonful of oil through or neutral cream.
- Food use: we recommend 1/2 drops every 100 gr. of food as a flavoring to add at the end of cooking (we suggest always starting from the lowest recommended dose to possibly increase the drops in the future).
Warnings: Non-toxic essential oil, unlike almost all other citrus fruits, there are no cases of phototoxicity.
If in doubt consult a doctor/pharmacist