Known for its invigorating citrus fragrance, doTERRA Grapefruit essential oil is derived from the fruit of a small, white-flowered tree, Citrus paradisi, and is surprisingly versatile.
Ready to shed some extra weight for the new year? Grapefruit is your go-to oil to increase your motivation and support a healthy metabolism and proper weight. (Keep reading for a cellulite-busting recipe, below.)
Want to promote clear, healthy skin? Grapefruit oil is highly valued for its skin care benefits, including blemish-fighting for a smoother appearance.
Need to uplift your mind and mood during an “off” day? Diffuse doTERRA 100% pure Grapefruit essential oil to invoke an uplifting sense of calm and clarity.
TOP 5 Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses and Benefits:
1. Weight Loss Booster
Most of us have heard that grapefruit is one of the most effective fruits for fat-burning and weight-loss. That’s because grapefruit’s active ingredients are super for boosting your metabolism and reducing your appetite.
Grapefruit essential oil is known to reduce hunger and cravings! Add a few drops to your water or tea, diffuse it in your office or home, and massage onto your chest or wrists when a craving strikes. You can also inhale it directly from the bottle throughout the day to reduce sugar cravings. Let’s kick that sugar addiction!
In addition, Grapefruit essential oil contains large amounts of bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme that helps break down cellulite. That’s why you find it in so many cellulite creams. Here’s an easy and natural recipe you can make at home in mere minutes, and without all the commercial chemicals.
· 15 drops doTERRA grapefruit essential oil
· 1/2 cup 100% pure virgin coconut oil, a natural skin hydrator
· One small glass jar
Blend doTERRA Grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil together. Store in a glass container (healthy acids in citrus oils can eventually eat away plastic). Rub directly on skin, especially any areas of cellulite, for several minutes a day.
2. Calm Your Mind and Emotions
Calm your mind and uplift your emotions by adding two drops of Grapefruit essential oil and one drop of Wild Orange in your favorite diffuser. Limonene, the main chemical constituent of both these citrus oils, produces the uplifting aroma of this amazing blend. (Add a drop of doTERRA’s Juniper Berry for a woodsy, grounding addition.) For tension, drop 1-2 drops of Grapefruit oil onto your neck and shoulders for comfort and calming.
Science types: you can learn more about limonene and other natural chemicals found in essential oils by visiting doTERRA Science Blog.
3. Promote clear, smoother skin
Help yourself (or your teenager) smooth any blemishes and improve the appearance of your skin by adding Grapefruit essential oil to a nightly facial routine (avoid sun exposure for up to 12 hours after applying any citrus oil topically). Add it to your body scrubs and body wash to spread the positive effects to your entire body. This essential oil gives off an invigorating scent; try it with a whole body massage also!
4. Boost your digestive power
doTERRA Grapefruit essential oil can help with detoxification, reduce fluid retention, and have a positive effect on digestion. Concoct a simple massage lotion by blending a few drops of doTERRA grapefruit oil into softened or fractionated coconut oil; then slowly rub the mixture in a clockwise motion onto your abdomen.
5. Enliven your food and smoothies
The invigorating citrus flavor of Grapefruit essential oil makes a super addition to your foods and drinks. To enliven your smoothies, add 1-2 drops of Grapefruit essential oil to your favorite blend. Add a bright kick to your morning cereal or oatmeal by adding a drop or two of Grapefruit oil. You’ll be doing your whole body a favor in the process! No wonder grapefruit was called one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados.” It can work wonders on your own body and mind.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.