Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
Plant Part: Citrus rind/peel
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed/expressed
Origin: California, USA
Color: Pale yellow – yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium-Strong
Aromatic Scent: Grapefruit essential oil has an extremely bright, refreshing, crisp citrus
aroma with sweet and fruity notes.
Description: Grapefruit trees usually grow 16-20 feet tall and have long, thin, dark green leaves. The tree produces white, four-petaled flowers and yellow-orange fruit.
History: The grapefruit tree is a hybrid, first bred in Barbados. It was once referred to as
the “forbidden fruit.” It is a descendant of the sweet orange tree, which is itself a hybrid of
the pomelo tree. One tale of the fruit’s origin states that a Captain Shaddock brought
pomelo seeds to Jamaica, where he bred the fruit. In 1823, the grapefruit was brought to
Florida by Count Odet Philippe and was later crossed to create the tangelo and the
oroblanco. In the 19th century Kimball Chase Atwood, a wealthy entrepreneur, founded
the Atwood Grapefruit Co. Which eventually became the largest grapefruit grove in the
world. It was there that the pink grapefruit was first discovered.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress,
Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin,
Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang-ylang
Safety Information: May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic. Do not take any essential oils
internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using. Do
not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the
skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other
medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy
practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the
gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner
before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an
essential oil that you have never used before.
*Note: These statements have not been approved by the FDA. We do not claim that this will cure,
treat, or prevent any diseases or ailments.
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