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Name: Pink grapefruit
Botanical Name: Citrus paradisis Macg.
Plant Part Used: Peel
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Perfumery Note: Top
Aromatic Intensity: Medium
Aromatic Description: Sweet, light, fresh, citrus, similar to orange oil but with a drier and more herbaceous back-note.
Colour/Characteristics: Pale yellow to pale orange-yellow liquid.
Main Chemical Constituents: α-pinene, ß-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, d-limonene, citronellal, decanol, linalool, nootkatone
Blends Well With: Other citrus oils, clary sage, lavender, sandalwood, neroli, ginger black pepper, rosemary, juniper berry, basil
Properties/Uses: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, hepatoprotective, antidepressant, depurative, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant. May be used as a lymphatic stimulant. May treat cellulite, water retention, headache, migraine, muscular fatigue or weakness, oily skin, acne, as a tonic on the scalp and skin.
Energetics: May help to relieve feelings of frustration, irritability, stress, tension, lethargy and heaviness in the body, depression, when we are feeling drained or strung out. Grapefruit can be used to energise, enliven, to help us focus, promote confidence, increase mental clarity and intuition.
Use: Bath, diffuser, oil vaporiser, oil burner, direct inhalation, skin care, ointment, salve, cream, balms.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising. Avoid old or oxidised grapefruit oil. Has GRAS status.
Other Information: Citrus oils are easily oxidised. It is often best to keep them in a fridge. Ensure that the bottle does not have too much air in it. Personally if I have purchased a 10ml bottle and find myself with say 3 ml left, I will decant that into a smaller bottle to extend shelf life to prevent oxidisation. You will smell when oils are rancid. If your citrus oil becomes rancid over the years, simply put into a spray bottle with some distilled water and use as an antibacterial spray in your shower or toilet areas.
Conservation Status: Not listed
We do not recommend essential oils as a replacement for traditional medicine.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not ingest.
Do not use undiluted.
Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
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