Grapefruit is commonly desired for its weight loss properties, and the oil is becoming more commonly desired for the same purpose. Even though grapefruit essential oil is made from grapefruit peels it carries many of the same properties and its own voltaic compounds.
Grapefruit essential oil can be used in many different ways to help with weight loss. The most common is to eat the fruit but essential oil can be used as well. Mixing grapefruit essential oil with patchouli helps to reduce food cravings. You can add this to a diffuser, to the skin, lava bracelet or diffusing necklace when you feel your craving start. Grapefruit essential oil is an excellent diuretic and lymphatic stimulator, which helps shed excess water. Grapefruit essential oil decreases yeast and bacteria that are responsible for candida virus symptoms, which affect the gut health and cause cravings. By inhaling grapefruit or adding it to water (make sure your oil is edible) it can reduce cravings for sugar.
Grapefruit essential oil has natural antimicrobial properties that eliminate harmful bacteria that enter the body through food, water or parasites. Grapefruit can help fight off E. Coli, and salmonella.
When digested grapefruit is extremely effective on urinary tract infections and when inhaled it can help nasal and lung infections.
Grapefruit is known to be a natural hangover cure. It stimulates the gallbladder and liver, helping reduce headaches and sluggishness. To help eliminate hangovers apply grapefruit essential oil to your throat and neck, diffuse or add to water (make sure your oil is edible).
Grapefruit essential oil boosts circulation by increasing blood flow and decreases inflammation. This can help with PMS symptoms, headaches, bloating, fatigue and muscle pains. With increased blood flow the digestive organs (bladder, liver, kidney and stomach) work better, helping with detoxification.
Grapefruit aroma can be used as a natural energizer by waking you up in the morning, increasing your focus and motivation, while relieving stress and providing clarity.
Grapefruit is an antimicrobial, which makes it good for natural cleaners to eliminate bacteria. It can also be used to eliminate bacteria from the air when diffused.
Hair and Skin Care
When used on the skin grapefruit oil can reduce bacteria from forming on skin, reduces and prevents acne, eliminates grease and helps the skin protect against air pollutants, UV light damage, and eliminates cellulite. It can also help heal cuts and wounds faster.
When added to shampoo and conditioner is can reduce grease, sweat and bacteria while adding volume and shine. Grapefruit for hair care is even more beneficial for those who dye their hair because it helps prevent that colour from fading by protecting it from sun damage.