April Essential Oil of the Month…Grapefruit!

2 Apr

Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi

Source: Rind of fruit

Overview:

Because of grapefruit’s uplifting properties it makes an excellent choice for those suffering from stress and nervous exhaustion.  Grapefruit essential oil has a wonderful aroma that is both refreshing and uplifting.  While grapefruit can be used anytime throughout the year it’s aroma blends well with the beautiful spring time weather.  One whiff of grapefruit essential oil paints images of blue skies, open windows in the house with a gentle breeze blowing the curtains.  Grapefruit essential oil has antidepressant, antiseptic and stimulating therapeutic properties.    If you need a little pick me up or just enjoy the cheerful scent, grapefruit essential oil is good for you!

Uses & Facts:

  • Used in YBN’s Yoga and Essential Oils Workshop.
  • Grapefruit is commonly used in the food, cosmetics and perfume industry.
  • Has antidepressant therapeutic properties.
  • A great essential oil to use as a disinfectant.
  • Grapefruit is a pick me up as it is a stimulating oil.
  • The seed came to the United States via Spanish settlers in 1809.
  • Commercial growth of grapefruits began in 1880 in Florida.

Recipes:

Spring Garden” Diffuser Blend (a nice uplifting blend to use in your home)

5 drops Grapefruit essential oil

6 drops Lavender essential oil

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

Place the above oils in a diffuser add water, and enjoy the aroma!

Refreshing Salad Dressing

1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/2 Teaspoon lemon zest

Pinch of salt to taste

*2-3 drops of grapefruit essential oil

Combine all ingredients, mix well.  Pour over salad, toss and enjoy!

*Essential oils are highly concentrated substances.  Do not exceed the drops in this recipe.

*The serving size for this dressing is for 1-2 salads.

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line!  For the month of April receive 10% off your Grapefruit Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes

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2 Responses to “April Essential Oil of the Month…Grapefruit!”

  1. Dottie1121 April 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Enjoyed the information about grapefruit. I’m anxious to try the blend.

    • Nikki April 3, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      Glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy the blend!

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