Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
Grapefruit has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it is nourishing to the skin. Like many cold pressed citrus oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight management programs.
Grapefruit is an antidepressant, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant, and tonic.
Grapefruit essential oil keeps the skin clean. It is particularly good for treating oily skin and acne, and it also provides a refreshing feeling. It can also be beneficial for treating stiffness and cramps in the muscles.
Grapefruit is also known has the oil of honoring the body. Grapefruit teaches true respect and appreciation for one’s own physical body. For those who struggle to honor their physical body and are caught in patterns of mistreatment grapefruit can be a support for you. Some examples of mistreatment of the physical body are abusing the body with severe dieting, judging one’s body weight or type, abusing the body through negligent behavior or violence. Acts like these are caused by hate and disgust buried deep inside of us.
Grapefruit oil can help with dietary and weight loss programs but should never be misused. This oil can help curb our emotional eating by encouraging a positive relationship with our physical body based on love and respect. This oil can help assist an individual to listen to the true physical needs. Grapefruit oil can teach us that no amount of food can fill a hole in the heart only love can do that. When we take ownership of our feelings and address their needs we begin to love ourselves and we don’t have to hide behind the food, body abuse, eating disorders or other forms of addiction.