Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil
One of our favourite essential oils with so many benefits is grapefruit essential oil. Even though citrus aromas are one of the most recognisable smells.... you might normally associate the scent with either orange or lemon oil. The signature smell from grapefruit essential oil in an aroma diffuser also provides a delicious citrus aroma with a number of health benefits associated with many essential oils.
Grapefruit oil can be extremely helpful if you need to eat less and lose weight as it encourages weight management through decreasing your appetite.
Grapefruit oil is rich in antioxidants primarily Vitamin C. Vitamin C alongside other antioxidants found in grapefruit oil boost our immune system and fights free radicals while protecting our body from other harmful oxidants and toxins. Grapefruit essential oil can help protect the body against premature ageing, nervous disorders, mental and physical sluggishness, loss of vision and other related problems.
Grapefruit oil makes a great disinfectant due to its antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Infections of the urinary system, kidneys, colon, stomach and intestines are some of the infections grapefruit oil has proven to be effective in treating as well as all conditions of the skin.
Used as an antiseptic, grapefruit essential oil prevents wounds from developing tetanus or becoming septic. Application on cuts, acne, wounds and cruises also provides protection from microbial infections. It also has a lot of cleaning properties for surfaces.
Grapefruit essential oil stimulates the mind and body. By stimulating the nervous system you will also notice positive affects in being more active and alert. Because the grapefruit oil stimulates the secretion of gastric juices and bile in the stomach, the digestive system also benefits. It can also encourage the movement of ingested food through the intestines.
Citrus oils have an uplifting effect on the mind not only due to its incredible aroma but due to the stimulating effects on certain hormones that lead to uplifting effects on the brain. Grapefruit essential oil relieves anxiety and stress, induces positive feelings of hope and helps cure depression.
Grapefruit essential oil encourages urination therefore aids in the removal of excess water, fats, sodium, uric acid and other toxins. The diuretic properties of grapefruit oil will keep you feeling light and also help reduce blood pressure to keep your heart healthy.
Something we always stress is essential oils are safely used in low doses and should be used with care. We always suggest consulting your family doctor regarding use of our essential oils around babies and pregnancy and suggest contacting your local vet if you are considering using around pets especially cats and dogs as some oils can be toxic.
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