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Grapefruit Essential Oil - Brisbane Australia

Grapefruit (Pink)

Botanical Name:                   Citrus paradisi

Synonym:                              C. racemosa, C. maxima var.racemosa

Botanical Family:                  Ruteceae

Country of Origin:                Native to West Indies & Tropical Asia, cultivated in California, Brazil, Israel & Australia                       

Plant Part:                              Fruit peel

Extraction Method:               Cold pressed

Characteristics:                    Sweet, fresh, light, citrus

Properties:                             Antidepressant, antiseptic, depurative, diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, neryl acetate, terpinene-4-ol




Mind & Spirit:                       


  • Uplifting, reviving and euphoric
  • relieves depression, nervous exhaustion, anxiety and self doubt




  • Lymphatic stimulant, treats water retention, ideal for cellulite
  • Useful for digestive problems
  • Relieves headaches, migraine and pms
  • Has a cleansing effect on the kidneys
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Good for acne and oily, congested skin


Contraindications:                Photo toxic

Note:                                     Top

Odour Intensity:                    4

Blends well with:                 
Basil, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, fennel, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, palmarosa, rose, rosewood, rosemary, tangerine, ylang ylang


The grapefruit tree was grown in the Mediterranean as an ornamental tree and has only become popular from the late 19th century.   Originally named the "forbidden fruit " of Barbados.  The flesh is segmented and acidic, varying in color which include white, pink and red pulps of varying sweetness.  Currently, the grapefruit is said to be one of the "Seven Wonders of Barbados.  Its current name alludes to clusters of the fruit on the tree, which often appear similar to grapes.

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