Energizing, uplifting, cleansing, purifying. Grapefruit essential oil is a mom’s best friend.
Grapefruit got its name because of the way the fruits cluster together resembling grapes on a vine. It’s not exactly known where it originates from but some say Jamaica. Regardless of its origins, grapefruit has long been admired as a multi-purpose fruit!
Filled with antioxidants and rich in d-limonene, grapefruit is known for cleansing and purifying. But the uses for grapefruit essential oil go far beyond just cleaning your home. You can utilize the properties of grapefruit essential oil to promote wellness in many areas of your life.
Here are some fantastic ways to use grapefruit essential oil:
Household cleaner – Add 6-8 drops of grapefruit essential oil to a quart of water or citrus infused vinegar to create a cleanser for surfaces in your home. Make sure and shake the bottle before each use since the oils will rise to the top.
Air purifier – Diffuse grapefruit on its own or as a blend to purify the air and create a refreshing environment in your home. (I like this diffuser!) You can also add several drops to a small bottle of water and spritz around the room as an air freshener.
Skin cleanser – Mix grapefruit essential oil in your favorite blend of carrier oils for the Oil Cleanse Method to cleanse your skin. It is great for those with oily skin types as it helps balance your skin’s production of natural oils to a more normal level.
Ease mental fatigue – To boost your brain after an exhaustive study session or tiring event (or even just a day chasing a toddler!), place a few drops of grapefruit in your hands, rub together and then breathe deeply. The scent is very invigorating!
Increase metabolism – Before meals and throughout the day, add 1-2 drops of grapefruit to a cup of water to boost your metabolism.
Sharpen focus – Diffuse grapefruit essential oil in the room when you need to focus on a project. It enhances your focus and memory functions.
Relieve minor skin irritations – Diluted grapefruit can relieve the sting from bug bites or minor skin irritations. It is not recommended on open wounds, as it can cause irritation for those with sensitive skin.
Curb cravings – When a craving for sugar hits you hard, put 1-2 drops of grapefruit in a cup of water and sip. It will help reduce your craving and can help you with your weight loss goals.
Relieve monthly cramps – For some women, grapefruit works wonderfully to relieve monthly cramping. When cramping occurs, simply rub 1-2 drops on your abdomen along with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or almond oil.
Elevate energy levels – Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee for an afternoon pick me up, take a good whiff of grapefruit essential oil. As with easing mental fatigue, rub a few drops in your hands and breathe deeply. Or diffuse to boost the morale of the whole room.
Ease joint pain – If suffering from minor join pain, rub 1-2 drops of grapefruit with a carrier oil directly on the area of discomfort.
Support body systems – Due to the cleansing and purifying properties of grapefruit, it can benefit your body systems in many ways. It aids in boosting your immune system, improving liver function, and to pump your lymphatic system. Add a few drops to your water or in a capsule. Or apply a few drops topically over the area of concern.
The many wonderful uses for grapefruit! I am particularly fond of the energy and focus benefits. Sometimes my afternoon writing session drags on and I can’t get a good thought flow. Grapefruit has also saved me many times as a mom needing a boost or to clear my head when little guy is on the move. I always make sure to have a supply of grapefruit essential oil on hand for the many occasions that I need it!
Have you benefited from Grapefruit Essential Oil?
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