What Is Grapefruit Essential Oil Good For?

Grapefruit essential oil is the great detoxifying oil. When it comes to flushing the body of toxins, cleansing the skin and lifting spirits, this is your go to oil.

The wonderful aroma of grapefruit oil is perfect in the diffuser to brighten your mood and relieve anxiety. Being a citrus based oil, it is also high in limonene content so it helps support skin issues.

The time to use grapefruit oil is when you want to get rid of the bad, and encourage the good. Things like strengthening digestion, promoting energy and improving your mood.

Following are five of the best ways to use this uplifting oil and enjoy its benefits. It is recommended to dilute grapefruit oil in a 1:1 ratio using your favorite carrier oil, unless otherwise directed .

Beat Addiction

Grapefruit oil helps to suppress addictive urges, cravings and any associated depressive moods. There are several ways you can use it to help.

  1. Topically – dilute and apply over the solar plexus, stomach, heart, or back of the neck.
  2. Internally – place a single drop on the tip of your tongue or in a glass of drinking water.
  3. Aromatically – inhaling directly, diffuse using a diffuser, or using the following method. Place a drop of oil in your palms, rub them together then cup your hands over your nose. Breathe deeply and calmly in and out. Do this for several minutes or until the craving has passed.

Support Cardiovascular Health

Use grapefruit topically to strengthen cardiovascular health and protect against heart issues. Dilute in a carrier oil and apply over the heart in a circular motion. It can also be applied to the reflex points of the feet.

Aid Digestion

Grapefruit oil is a fantastic supporter of digestive health. To help digestive issues, add one drop to a glass of water and drink.

Alternatively, dilute with a carrier oil and massage clockwise into your abdomen. The massage mix can also be applied to the reflex points of the feet. For general digestive support, add it to your diffuser.

Fight Fatigue

If you are feeling low on energy or fighting chronic fatigue, grapefruit oil can help too. Add 3 drops of oil to your bathwater, soak, and inhale deeply. Soak for twenty minutes, inhaling deeply.

The oil can also be diffused or applied topically (dilute as recommended above). A full body massage with grapefruit oil will boost circulation, promote energy and improve cognitive function.

Get Rid of Hangovers

Forget the greasy food, a topical application of grapefruit oil is a fantastic hangover fix. Dilute as recommended above then massage into the abdomen, chest and reflex points.

Again it can be taken internally by adding a drop to a glass of water. It also doesn’t hurt to inhale it directly.

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