Grapefruit essential oil



100% pure grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) essential oil

Used plant parts

Fruit peel

Extraction method

Cold extraction

Country of origin



Citrusy, fresh, clean, bitter, yet slightly sweet

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Origin and background

Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) is a subtropical citrus tree known for its relatively large and sour to semi-sweet, somewhat bitter, fruit. Grapefruit is a hybrid of citrus fruits originating in Barbados, which has emerged as an accidental cross between sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis) and pomelo (Citrus maxima). The latter were both brought from Asia to Europe in the 17th century. When grapefruit was first discovered, it was called the forbidden fruit. The hybrid fruit, called the forbidden fruit, was first documented in 1750 by Welsh reverend Griffith Hughes, who described specimens found in Barbados in the Barbados Book of Natural History. Although the forbidden fruit described in Hughes' book may have been another plant, it is believed that in any case it was a close relative of the grapefruit. Grapefruit is currently considered one of the seven wonders of Barbados.


Aromatic properties

Grapefruit essential oil is a wonderfully energizing oil that is not too strong or overflowing. It is good to use in the morning or during the day if you feel you need to give yourself a little boost. Grapefruit oil is also great for blending with other energizing oils, such as rosemary, as it makes the mixture lighter and sweeter.

Grapefruit essential oil helps lower blood pressure and stress levels. Inhaling the bitter-sweet aroma of this oil lifts the mood. It also reduces appetite and thus contributes to weight loss.

Grapefruit essential oil is used to reduce daily tension, stimulate blood circulation, increase energy, improve mood, and promote digestion.

Healing properties

Grapefruit essential oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial effects.

It helps treat acne and is great for oily skin. By adding it to skin care products, it helps keep the skin clean and clear and ensures a radiant complexion. Also helps break down cellulite. Like other oils obtained by cold extraction, grapefruit essential oil can cause photosensitivity and irritate the skin. Therefore, when applying it to the skin, direct sunlight should be avoided for at least 12 hours after use.

Grapefruit oil has a toxin-releasing effect and helps the body get rid of toxins. It also helps get rid of excess fluid trapped in the tissues in the case of water retention.

Recommended uses


  • It is recommended to use essential oils and their blend in a diluted form. Especially for sensitive and gentle skin. This means adding a small amount of water or carrier oil before applying it to the skin. The blend can be placed, for example, in a roll-on bottle that is convenient to carry along and can be used at any convenient time.
  • Can also be added to a neutral unscented cream, lotion, or liquid soap to achieve radiant and healthy skin.
  • Can be used in an aroma diffuser both at home or in the office to create a pleasant and cozy atmosphere that relaxes the senses and creates a pleasant aroma around you.
  • It can also be added to an oil burner. Don't forget to add water to the oil burner and then drip in the essential oil! Pure essential oil is too strong and has a faint odor.
  • Can be added to hot bath water and enjoy an aromatic mini-vacation in the middle of everyday life or at the end of a busy week.
  • Combine it with other compatible oils (see recommendations below) in a diffuser or bath water.
  • Can be diluted in the spray bottle with water and spray it at home, in the office, or just to refresh your bed linen.

Compatibility with other essential oils

Basil, bergamot, geranium, lavender, rosemary, peppermint, frankincense, cypress, ylang ylang.


You can read more about aromatherapy and essential oils from here.



  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • For external use only.
  • Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes.
  • In case of pregnancy, breast-feeding, taking medication or any other medical condition, consult your doctor before use.
  • The information on essential oils on Hingelaegas website comes from public sources. The information given does not constitute health advice and references to the properties and effects of the oils are based on aromatherapy and folk medicine. Therefore, Hingelaegas OÜ cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. The use of essential oils is the responsibility of each person individually.


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