White Grapefruit Essential Oil
White Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus x paradisi) from the USA is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil Expressed from the peel.
The grapefruit comes from a tree with dark green leaves and white flowers. The origin of the tree is unknown but thought to be related to the pomelo which was first brought to Spain from Asia by Arab traders in the 12th century. It traveled from there to the West Indies in the 18th century and this led to the cultivation of the grapefruit in the New World.
Essential Oil of White Grapefruit* has been described as cooling, cleansing, and decongestive and according to proponents of aromatherapy, it may benefit a sluggish lymphatic system and help remove excess fluids. It has also been said to be a helpful addition to blends for oily skin or stretch marks, although since it can promote severe sunburn it must not be used on skin that will be exposed to the sun or tanning lamps for 12 hours after application.
Gabriel Mojay says this about White Grapefruit Essential Oil (in Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1997):
“…grapefruit’s ability to smooth the flow of stagnant Qi-energy benefits, on a psychological level, feelings of tension, frustration, irritability, and moodiness.”Essential Oil Safety Considerations