The fresh and tangy aroma of pink grapefruit is celebrated for its uplifting effects. Much like the fruit itself, the scent of pink grapefruit is a luscious fusion of sweet and sour sure to awaken the senses and brighten any room.
- Diffuse in a room to elevate mood
- Known to ease nervous exhaustion
- Organically Grown
How It Works
- May Suppress Appetite
Another recent study showed that the scent of grapefruit essential oil increased activity in the gastric vagal nerve in rodents, resulting in lower appetite. This nerve plays an important role in stimulating the production of stomach juices needed for digestion.
- May Promote Weight Loss
For example, a study in postmenopausal women evaluated the use of abdominal essential oil massages on weight loss (4Trusted Source).
Participants massaged their abdomen two times daily for five days each week and received a full body aromatherapy massage using 3% grapefruit oil, cypress, and three other oils once a week (4Trusted Source).
At the end of the six-week study, results showed not only a decrease in abdominal fat but also a reduction in waist circumference in the group using the essential oils.
- May Help Balance Mood
- Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Effects
Test-tube studies show that it displayed antimicrobial properties against potentially harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, and Escherichia coli (9, 10Trusted Source).
One study comparing five essential oils found that grapefruit essential oil was one of the most powerful in regards to its antimicrobial effects against MRSA — a group of bacteria that’s usually harder to treat, as it’s often resistant to common antibiotics (11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
Lastly, it may also help to prevent stomach ulcers caused by the bacteria, H. pylori.
Research shows that grapefruit essential oil may be effective in fighting certain fungal strains as well, such as Candida albicans, a yeast that can cause infections in humans, especially in people with weakened immune systems (14Trusted Source, 15Trusted Source).
- May Help Reduce Stress and Lower Blood Pressure
Participants wore a necklace containing the essential oils for 24 hours and experienced a decrease specifically in daytime systolic blood pressure (the top number of a reading).
What’s more, they showed a decline in cortisol — a hormone released in response to stress.
In another study, grapefruit essential oil enhanced nerve activity that helped lower blood pressure in rats. Researchers concluded that the primary active ingredient, limonene, likely contributed to these results.
- Treat Acne
Researchers concluded that grapefruit essential oil does have some antibacterial activity against P. acnes. However, this activity was not as potent as other essential oils tested, such as thyme and cinnamon essential oils.
100% pure organically-grown Citrus x paradisi peel oil. Cold pressed.
How to Use
- Essential oils may be used aromatically or topically in a variety of ways including diffusers, massage, compresses, baths, scrubs, lotions and sprays.
- Essential oils should be diluted with Nature’s Sunshine Massage Oil or Carrier Oil before applying topically.