Grapefruit is valuable for conditions in which the body is not effectively eliminating toxins, including cellulite, fluid retention, and lymphatic congestion. Grapefruit stimulates the liver and gallbladder and helps regulate eating disorders. It is balancing for people who use overeating to calm nervous anxiety.
Botanical Name: Citrus paradise
Odor Intensity: Medium
Edema and fluid retention
Aroma: citrus, sweet, fresh, appealing.
Part Used: Peel
Grapefruits Benefits ~ Properties: antidepressant, antiseptic, digestive, diuretic, stimulant, tonic.
Emotional Concerns: Grapefruit is balancing to the emotions. It brightens dark, depressive moods and it eases frustrations. Grapefruit provides a sense of lightness when everyday responsibilities seem too heavy.
Contraindications: Grapefruit has the shortest shelf life of the citrus essential oils but is the least photosensitizing. Because grapefruit is a potential skin irritant, it should not be used in large quantities in the bath.
Health Benefit of Grapefruit: Grapefruit is helpful for general fatigue and tiredness. It is also good for many skin conditions, including bruises, fungal infections, wounds, dry skin, stretch marks and cellulite.
Citrus Body Polish:
3 Tbsp Jojoba oil
1 tsp NSP massage oil
3 Tbsp unscented castile soap
1 tsp Sunshine Concentrate
4 Tbsp fine sea salt
3 tsp coarse salt
25 drops Bergamot
20 drops Lemon
15 drops Pink Grapefruit
Gently stir together the soap and the oils. Add the salts and essential oils and blend with a wooden spoon. Transfer to a wide-mouthed container for easy scooping.
Apply this blend all over in the shower before turning on the water, paying special attention to rough areas such as elbows and the heal of feet. Rinse. Enough for tow applications.