Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) has always been taken for it’s support to weight loss plans. Many people do not know about the great qualities of this essential oil. The oil is extracted by the cold-press method from the rind. The oil has a fresh citrus smell and is a bit on the bitter side.
Even the smell of the oil is supposed to give energy and more stamina. As your level of activity increases, it helps in weight loss also.
Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil
- It is a disinfectant for tables and other surfaces
- It is uplifting and benefits people with depression
- Detoxifies the body
- The immune system is boosted
- Reduces the craving for sugar
- Reduces appetite with regular use
- Reduces fluid retention
The important ingredient in Grapefruit Essential Oil is Limonene; it is also makes up the major portion of the oil. Limonene is an antioxidant and also has inflammation reducing properties.
Use as a Disinfectant
Grapefruit essential oil has antibacterial properties. It eliminates disease-causing bacteria in food and water. E. coli and Salmonella are supposed to be responsive to Grapefruit Essential Oil. It can tackle and improve wellness both internally and externally. It can be used to treat mild acne as an antibacterial. It fights odors as well as bacteria on surfaces.
Benefits to the Mind and as an Antidepressant
As benefits of Grapefruit essential oil, it can be defused and the aroma is uplifting and a good mood booster. It can be used as a stress buster by applying to the skin or bath water. It can give you better concentration, improve head tension, combat exhaustion, is great for mood swings, and aches and pains.
Detoxifying Affects of Grapefruit Essential Oil
The detoxification helps in increasing your energy levels and takes away hormonal imbalances that cause food cravings.
Boost to the immune system
As it supports your digestive system, immunity can be boosted.
The Craving for Sugar is Reduced
Whenever you have a sugar craving inhaling the fragrance of grapefruit essential oil will help you greatly.
The correction of hormonal imbalance by the oil will help reduce appetite and support a weight loss plan. Diffuse it while preparing food, you will feel satiated quickly.
Caution: when using the oil on the skin, avoid going into the sun immediately as it can cause skin irritation or sunburn. Always test it on a portion of the body (a patch test) before using any new oil. Overuse of any oil internally can be toxic, so use wisely.