Grapefruit essential oil has a tangy and fresh aroma with fizzy citrus and fruity top notes. It is uplifting and stimulating and is believed to ease exhaustion and help reduce depression. For this reason it is an ideal addition to shower gel. Its also known as a digestive soother and detoxifier, particularly for the lymphatic system and the kidneys.
- Latin Name
- Citrus Paradisi
- The oil is extracted from the fresh peel by cold compression.
- Limonene, cadinene, paradisiol, geraniol, neral, sinensal, citronellal as well as esters, coumarins and furocoumarins.
This evergreen tree with its glossy thin leaves can grow over 10 meters in height, with white flowers and large pale yellow fruit.
It shares the nutritional qualities of other citrus species, high in Vitamin C and a valuable protection against infectious illness.