The benefits of Grapefruit Pink essential oil

Pure Grapefruit essential oil is a true favourite of many oil users. That wonderful sweet citrus scent comes with some pretty awesome benefits.

Grapefruit oil is naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce oxidative stress and disease-causing inflammation. Many of grapefruit essential oil’s benefits are due to one of its main constituents called limonene (which makes up about 88 percent to 95 percent of the oil). Limonene is known to be a tumor-fighting, cancer-preventative phytochemical that protects DNA and cells from damage. In addition to limonene, grapefruit essential oil contains other powerful antioxidants, including vitamin C, Myrcene, Terpinene, Pinene and Citronellol.

Grapefruit oil is natural detoxification agent. Just by inhaling and applying topically, it can help the liver cleanse the body of toxins and waste, plus it can activate your lymphatic system and control fluid retention. It works as an excellent diuretic and lymphatic stimulant. It's very popular to use in cellulite creams and blends. This is why Grapefruit oil is the main ingredient in our Cellulite Synergy Blend. Grapefruit oil can be very effective for shedding excess water weight loss since it helps kick-start a sluggish lymphatic system. 

Have you ever been told that grapefruit is one of the best fruits to eat for weight loss and fat-burning? Well, that’s because some of grapefruit’s active ingredients work to boost your metabolism and reduce your appetite. When inhaled or applied topically, grapefruit oil is known to lower cravings and hunger, which makes it a great tool for losing weight, in a healthy way. Of course, using grapefruit oil alone isn’t going to make all the difference, but when it’s combined with dietary and lifestyle changes, it can be beneficial. Wear lava stone jewellery with grapefruit oil on it, that's a great way to stop those sugar cravings throughout the day, with all the other benefits as well. When at home, use a diffuser with grapefruit oil to stop those snack attacks!
Researchers from the Nagata University School of Medicine in Japan found that grapefruit has a “refreshing and exciting effect” when inhaled, which suggests an activation of sympathetic nerve activity that helps control body weight. 

Use Grapefruit essential oil for an overall detox of the body. Rub Grapefruit oil on the bottoms of the feet. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help flush toxins out. If you are sensitive add 25-40 drops oil in a 10ml roller bottle diluted with fractionated coconut oil. 

As one of the most popular oils used in aromatherapy, grapefruit oil can increase your mental focus and give you a natural pick me up feeling. When inhaled, its stimulating effects also make it effective for reducing headaches, sleepiness, brain fog, mental fatigue and even poor moods. This is a great oil to diffuse when studying or when you need to really focus to complete tasks. 

Grapefruit oil may even be beneficial for healing adrenal fatigue symptoms like low motivation, aches and sluggishness. Some people like to use grapefruit as a mild, natural antidepressant since it can increase alertness while also calming nerves and inducing calm behaviour. The application or diffusing of grapefruit can naturally lift your mood, energy and motivation. 

The smell of grapefruit is uplifting, soothing and clarifying. It’s known to relieve stress and bring on feelings of peace and relaxation. Inhaling grapefruit oil or using it for aromatherapy within your home can help turn on relaxation responses within the brain and even lower your blood pressure naturally. Inhaling grapefruit vapours can quickly transmit messages to your brain region involved in controlling emotional responses. 

The limonene in grapefruit essential oil is what helps to reduce inflammation. It's known for its ability to help lower inflammation and increase blood flow. The blood vessel-dilating effects of grapefruit may be useful as a natural remedy for PMS cramps, headaches, bloating, and muscle pains. 

Grapefruit oil has antimicrobial effects that can fight strong bacterial strains that are responsible for food-born illnesses, including E. Coli and salmonella. Use Grapefruit oil as a cleaner for your countertops. Add 20-25 drops of Grapefruit oil to a 1cup water and 1 cup vinegar. Shake well. 

These are just some of the amazing therapeutic benefits and uses of grapefruit oil. This is a top oil to add to your Pomona Pure collection. 

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