Benefits of Grapefruit Oil

28/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles

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What is the Genus Species? Citrus paradisi

Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting.

Where did the name come from? Grapefruit was first bred in Jamaica by Captain Shaddock; therefore, it was called “shaddock” or “shattuck” until the 1800s! Then it was given the name grapefruit because it looks like clusters of grapes on the tree.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? cold pressed from the rind.

What is the ORAC Value? 22,600 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the grapefruit is thought to be a hybrid between pomelo (citrus maximus) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)? Captain Shaddock cultivated the pomelo and sweet orange seeds in Jamaica (18th century) which soon led to its hybridization!

What are the Plant Properties? Antitumoral, antiseptic, antidepressant, disinfectant, detoxifying, diuretic, metabolic stimulant, cleansing (kidneys, lymphatic and vascular system), fat dissolving, stimulant and tonic.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Grapefruit Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, cellulite, digestion, dyspepsia, hair, liver disorders, lymphatic decongestant, cleansing (kidneys and lymph), obesity and water retention.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its fresh and citrus aroma is very uplifting to the body and mind.

What is the Spiritual Influence? The benefits of grapefruit include the spiritual realm as well.

Grapefruit is cleansing to the aura and mental body which helps release depression, confusion and mental chatter. Once this is cleared we can be more receptive to our inner voice and intuitive powers. So ultimately grapefruit helps us restore our own power and claim our own spiritual purpose.

What Chakra is Affected? The solar plexus chakra is energized which affects the other chakras in the body. Expands the heart and third eye chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution. Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, great to discourage fleas and flies on your dogs and horses! Also use for cleansing or detoxification. Plus it just smells so great! Not advised for cats.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, Grapefruit Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities.

It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Grapefruit is not photosensitive as with other citrus oils.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know in Barbados it was originally called “forbidden fruit”? But now, they consider it one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados.”

Did you know that grapefruit was brought to the United States in 1823 by Count Odette Philippe? He brought it to the Tampa area (city known today as Safety Harbor)!

Want to Purchase Therapeutic Grapefruit Oil?

Get it at our store www.nbodyshop.com/store. If you have the time, do check out the range of other Essential Oils that we offer.

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