Grapefruit Essential Oil

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Grapefruit essential oil has a great fruity smell that is cheery and uplifting. This essential oil is cold-pressed from the peel and has a shelf-life of only 6 months. Refrigerating can extend the shelf life. When it becomes pine-like in its smell, do not apply it to the skin. It can however, still be used in homemade cleaners, as grapefruit oil is a wonderful degreaser.

Species: Citrus paradisi Macfayden, fam. Rutaceae
Country of origin: USA

How to use our pure grapefruit essential oil:

  • Massage oil: 15-20 drops per 60mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water.
  • Bath:add 2-7 drops into tsp of a carrier oil. 
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 5-6 drops per 60mL of unscented base/lotion.
  • TIP: To extend the shelf life of citrus essential oils, keep refrigerated.
Patch test first as grapefruit oil is phototoxic. Best blended with other essential oils.

Essential oils that blend well with grapefruit:

  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Palmerosa
  • Other citrus oils
Cautions:Keep out of children’s reach. Phototoxic. Can interact with certain medications
Drug Interactions:
  • Statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs): lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor, Vytorin)
  • Antihistamines: ebastine
  • Calcium channel blockers (blood pressure drugs): nitrendipine, felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)
  • Psychiatric drugs: buspirone (BuSpar), triazolam (Halcion), carbamazepine (Tegretol), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Immunosuppressants: cyclosporine (Neoral), tacrolimus (Prograf)
  • Pain medications: methadone
  • Impotence drug (erectile dysfunction): sildenafil (Viagra)
  • HIV medication: saquinavir (Invirase)
  • Antiarrhythmics: amiodarone (Cordarone
View Essential Oil FAQ, Contraindications, and other information HERE.

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