My favourite citrus essential oil is Grapefruit (citrus x. paridisi) because it is the softest, most well balanced, refreshing and sweet of all essential oils and it is a very strong detoxfying and anti-toxic agent that helps to clear out rubbish from the system – brilliant for digestion, urination, skin, immunity and mind & emotions.
Grapefruit is an oil that is often over-looked perhaps because it is not as common a fruit as orange or lemon, but its action on body, mind and especially spirit is gentle but wonderful. The aroma is a gentler oil and somewhat better balanced than other citrus oils, a characteristic that is symbolic in its therapeutic action. Gently uplifting for our spirits, it balances emotions, soothes the spirit and that gentle balancing and soothing action has a reflection on digestion and our outward radiance – a glowing skin complexion. It helps to clear out and move on unwanted items from the body and encourages the clear out of congestion. Congestion of the skin, digestion, mind and emotions. Frustration, pressure and stress are all congestions of a sort for our mind and our spirit. Grapefruit soothes, calms, cools, balances and gently lifts the spirits. A must have for busy people, busy minds and cluttered spirits.
In terms of skincare, it is a very good for oily and congested skin, is refreshing and reviving, and provides great skin tone. Brilliant to use in cleansers, toners and face srubs!
Contraindications? Can irritate sensitive areas of skin but it is NOT phototoxic like other citrus essential oils so it is fine to use when exposed to direct sunlight.
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