Grapefruit Essential Oil

Uplifting, refreshing... young at heart!

Grapefruit essential oil has a lovely light, uplifting scent. Its bright sweetness is a great pick-me-up when you're feeling tired and down.

Scientists studying grapefruit's effect on the senses found that people perceived women who were wearing grapefruit essential oil as being 4 to 12 years younger than their actual age. This has got to be the best youth-serum yet!

Pink grapefruit oil is credited with being an excellent weight loss aide. It can help stop cravings and reduce emotional eating. Click here to see more on aromatherapy for weight loss.

Grapefruit is a lovely citrus essential oil, with a light, sweet, happy olfactory 'flavor'  that orange and lemon have to a lesser degree.

Grapefruit is terrific for clearing up blocked, oily, acne-prone skin, and it's often added to skincare recipes as a natural toner.

Although there's not much difference between white and pink grapefruit essential oil, more of the (slightly sweeter) pink grapefruit oil is generally produced (mainly due to supply and demand.)

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Citrus racemosa

The grapefruit is a large, glossy-leaved evergreen tree that grows about 30 feet (10 meters) high. It has fragrant white flowers that develop into large, edible, pale yellow or orange-pink fruit.

Fresh, light, sweet-tart citrus scent.

Therapeutic Action

  • Lifts mood

  • Refreshes and energizes

  • Relieves mental fatigue

  • Improves mental clarity, memory and alertness

  • Sharpens the senses

  • Reduces stress and tension

  • Eases muscle stiffness

  • Cools the body

  • Strengthens physical energy

  • Helps reduce cellulite

  • Detoxifies

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Grapefruit's medium-strength top note blends well with:

  • other members of the citrus family
  • most spice oils
  • cypress
  • geranium
  • lavender
  • rosemary


Grapefruit oil may irritate sensitive skin and can increase your risk of sunburn.

Do not use before sun exposure.

Buy grapefruit essential oil from Amazon.  Just remember that if you pay a low price, you're going to get a low quality, especially in the land of essential oils.

What Next?

Grapefruit Recipes

Check out just a few uplifting recipes using grapefruit aromatherapy oil...

Aromatherapy Perfume Recipes

Creating your own essential oils perfume is a powerful way to express your individuality. Plus it's easy, fun and all-natural.

Weight Loss Blend

Help manage cravings and feelings of hunger, and address some contributors to weight issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Aromatherapy for Depression

If you're sad, tired, irritable or just generally not yourself, these natural depression remedies might be just the pick-me-up you need.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Looking for More?

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