Grapefruit {Citrus Paradis}

Tart. Tangy. Refreshing.

History:

Grapefruit first appeared around 1700 when a British naval captain left some Pummelo seeds in Barbados. Legend has it they cross-pollinated with an orange tree, producing the first grapefruit. Perhaps one of nature’s best accidents, it spread to neighboring islands, reaching U.S. shores in the latter half of the 19th century.

Source:

Today, Florida is proud to call itself the grapefruit capital of the world. We source our oil from various domestic suppliers, who cold press the rinds of unsprayed fruit into this most unusual essential oil.

Proven Benefits:

Best known for its diuretic and astringent properties, Grapefruit oil has also been used for its antidepressant, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. Emotionally uplifting, Grapefruit oil reduces tension and helps imbue one with positive outward energy.

Current GC-MS Report:

Click here to view the current gas chromatography-mass spectrometry report for the Grapefruit essential oil used in our blends.

Scientific Evidence: 

Helichrysum and Grapefruit Extracts inhibit carbohydrate digestion and absorption, improving postprandial glucose levels and Hyperinsulinemia 

Characterization of the antioxidant properties of Phenolic extracts from some citrus peels

Olfactory stimulation with scent of essential oil of grapefruit affects autonomic neurotransmission and blood pressure

Olfactory stimulatory with grapefruit and lavender oils change autonomic nerve activity and physiological function

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