There are lots of good things to say about the wonderful grapefruit AND the essential oil that comes from the rind.
* There are white grapefruit and pink grapefruit essential oils. There is definitely a difference in the scent but it’s quite subtle. Just like there is a difference in the taste, pink grapefruit is a bit sweeter and milder than the white variety.
* With both varieties of essential oil it’s important to remember that when you are making an oil blend for a vapouriser or a mist, the grapefruit oils are so mild you will need to use a lot! It’s almost not worth using any with strongly scented oils – you’d be better off using a more robust citrus like lime, orange or mandarin, if you want to blend deeper oils. Stay light with Grapefruit.
Recipe for a classic oil burner for a soothing calming blend:
Grapefruit 30 drops
Lavender 5 drops
* Grapefruit oil is fantastic to use as an energetic and physical “cleanser”. It works wonderfully on your etheric energetic body and its great to use in a mist to refresh and cleanse any negative vibes.
Recipe for a 50ml mist bottle filled with water:
Grapefruit 22 drops
Cinnamon 3 drops
* Grapefruit oil is fantastic to use in an oil blend for your body when you feel you need a gentle cleanse. It will help move excess fluid from the body (mild effect) and brighten the skin with the alpha hydroxy acids.I love using grapefruit oil with my clients when I feel they may need to move emotions through their system and to give them a fresh start to the day.
Recipe for a body oil blend:in 3 teaspoons of oil add –
Grapefruit 6 drops
Cedarwood Virginian 1 drop
* The therapeutic properties of grapefruit also include being a mild astringent on the skin – perfect for a face mask for acne!
Recipe for a face mask: in 2 teaspoons of white clay, add a few drops of water to make a fine paste and add –
Grapefruit 3 drops
* Grapefruit is also used with other citrus oils to act as a stimulating burst of happiness. It’s light sparkly nature lends itself to freshness and newness!
Pink or white, the grapefruit oil is wonderful!