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Like most citrus oils, grapefruit is extremely energising and invigorating. It is a fabulous oil for the skin and also promotes an uplifting environment, to reduce stress, weight, or to encourage you to stay motivated and finish incomplete tasks.

Grapefruit essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the skin of the pink grapefruit. It gets its name from the way the fruit hangs off the tree like a bunch of grapes. Once extracted, the oil perfectly retains the floral and zesty aroma of the fruit.

Grapefruit essential oil is a great oil to diffuse in the home or office, as it gives the air an immediate pick-me-up. It helps you stay ahead of sluggishness and brain fog, by stimulating and inspiring a sense of alertness.

With its citrusy and fruity scent, grapefruit helps to balance moods, bringing about calm and relaxation to reduce and relieve stress. It also has the added bonus of helping to control high blood pressure.

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The properties in grapefruit help to encourage weight loss because of its vibrant ability to support and boost a healthy metabolism, kicking it into action to work in your favour. As an appetite suppressant, it curbs sugar cravings and hunger that do little to help if you’re trying to eat well and reduce your weight. Used in a diffuser, or rubbed directly onto your skin, and used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise, grapefruit essential oil is a perfect choice for a weight loss companion. Use it the next time you’re wanting to detoxify the body or kick start a weight loss regime.

With its potent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, grapefruit can effectively treat many different conditions. Because of its ability to help fight bacteria in the skin, it is an effective remedy to aid in the reduction of acne and to improve the appearance of other skin related blemishes. Grapefruit essential oil acts as a purifying agent and makes a beneficial addition to an everyday skin care routine.

Grapefruit essential oil can be used topically (for skin care and weight loss), aromatically (for mood and stress reduction), or internally (appetite suppressant).

It blends well with ylang ylang, geranium, cyprus, and bergamot.

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