Some of my favorite essential oils are of the citrus variety. Lemon is great for cleaning, orange smells amazing in a diffuser, lime essential oil can make your feel energizes — but the one I love BEST is grapefruit. This tangy, delicious scent makes me think of my childhood. My mother always served grapefruit for breakfast. On days when I was especially lucky, there might be a sprinkling of cane sugar on top, but I actually LOVE plain grapefruit and eating little carefully cut segments with a special spoon.

Grapefruit essential oil is a seriously versatile oil and today I thought I might share a few of the ways it can be used! Enjoy!

10 Ways To Use Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 Ways To Use Grapefruit Essential Oil

  1. Use grapefruit oil and water in a spray bottle to clean your kitchen counters and bathroom surfaces.

  2. It can be used to promote healthy, shiny hair and to combat a dry, itchy scalp.

  3. Rub a few drops of grapefruit oil with coconut oil on areas of your body affected by cellulite. Do this in a sort of kneading motion every evening.

  4. Grapefruit oil is often used by naturopaths to help as a diuretic to lessen bloating and promote kidney health.

  5. Use this oil to combat normal fatigue caused by travel.

  6. A few drops of grapefruit oil in water each day can promote a healthy appetite.

  7. Rub a few drops of grapefruit oil through your hair to alleviate mental fatigue during a tough workday.

  8. This oil can be added to a bath to promote healthy hormones and lessen discomforts during the female monthly cycle.

  9. Clean off sticker residue with grapefruit oil and a wet cloth.

  10. Supplement your diet with grapefruit oil to combat sugar cravings.

Note: When ingesting grapefruit oil, or any citrus oil, it is important to only use glass containers as the citrus oils will eat through plastic or Styrofoam.

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