Some studies suggest the grapefruit plant we know today did not evolve until it was cross-pollinated with other species in the citrus family. Grapefruit was first documented in 18th century Barbados, but has its ancestral roots in citrus of asian origin.
The essential oil is cold pressed from its rind. In herbal medicine, the sour taste of Grapefruit oil was used to regulate balance, detoxify the body and treat anxiety.
Aside from its refreshing, energy boosting qualities in a juice, cocktail or smoothie, grapefruit has a multitude of skin benefits.
As the fruit itself, the essential oil of Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants owing to its abundance of Vitamin C. The astringent, skin revitalizing and toning attributes of this oil control the over production of oil and balance skin. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and is a strong anti-bacterial, healing inflamed skin and blemishes. Grapefruit essential oil keeps the skin clean, detoxifying skin, healing and preventing breakouts.
Aside from uplifting your spirit, this refreshing essence is a delightful addition to skin care to tone, balance and vitalize oily, blemished and sensitive skins.
Grapefruit essential oil can cause skin irritation if exposed to strong sunlight after application.