Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
Country of Origin: Vietnam
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Fruit peel
Cultivation/Harvesting: USDA Organic
Aromatic Scent: Sweet, juicy fresh citrus scent
Grapefruit oil is extracted from Citrus Maxima (also known as Citrus racemosa and C. maxima var. racemosa) from the Rutaceae family and is also known as shaddock.
Originally from Asia, it is now cultivated in the Vietnam and many countries in the world. Grapefruit is picked from a glossy-leaved tree, about 10 meters (30 feet) high, with white flowers and large, pale yellow fruit.
The oil glands are imbedded deep within the peel and yield a small amount of essential oil.
Grapefruit oil is extracted from the fresh peel by cold compression and yields 0.5 - 1 %.
Organic Grapefruit Oil properties
Appearance: Only liquid
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid
Oudor: Typical fresh Grapefruit
Specific Gravity at 20°C: 0,840 - 0,860
Refractive Index at 20°C: 1,470 - 1,480
Optical Rotation at 20°C: +91° to +99°
Main componients: Limonene ≥ 90%
Organic Grapefruit Oil Uses
Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu, has a very positive effect on obesity and also has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the body and is therefore also great for treating cellulite.
It has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and depression. It is used with great success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thereby clearing the body of toxins. It helps to clear congested oily skin and also assists with acne, while toning the skin and tissues. Grapefruit is used in hair care to promote hair growth.
Blends Well With:
Citronella, Lemon Grass, Geranium, Jasmine Absolute, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.
Grapefruit oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and although listed as non-phototoxic, it can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after treatment.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas..