December 27th, 2010
By: Jo Hartley
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind of the grapefruit. This beneficial essential oil is not only a cleansing and revitalizing oil, but its bright aroma energizes and uplifts the spirit. Pink Grapefruit is also known to stop cravings for sweets. If one is struggling with weight loss, this essential oil can be a very helpful addition to an aromatherapy routine
Pink Grapefruit is actually referred to as the “dieter’s friend.” It is also recommended for treating eating disorders and obesity issues.
Pink Grapefruit is a perfect way to jump into those difficult mornings when you can’t bring yourself to crawl out of bed. If it is kept it by the bedside it can be of great help to get moving and wake up. Also, consider using this essential oil for aromatherapy when feelings of being overwhelmed threaten. When one feels drained, Grapefruit oil can help renew a healthy optimism!
Pink Grapefruit essential oil is also useful for enhancing self esteem. After inhalation, one will feel a sense of empowerment. It is not unusual for people to actually recapture childlike joy after inhaling Pink Grapefruit oil. The urge to skip down the street or jump on the bed would not be unheard of.
Not only does Pink Grapefruit help to diminish people’s appetites, but it also helps improve digestion and metabolism.
Adding a drop or two of Pink Grapefruit essential oil to the shampoo bottle will result in a lustrous shine in one’s hair. Pink Grapefruit has also been shown to help eliminate oily scalps and other skin and hair conditions.
If Pink Grapefruit oil is applied topically, it can have beneficial toning and astringent effects. It has also been proven to stimulate the lymphatic system. In this way it helps the body remove toxins. Pink Grapefruit oil also stimulates liver and gallbladder function. It makes an excellent body tonic because it increases circulation and it tones skin cells.
According to ancient medicine, the sour taste of Grapefruit oil can be used to regulate and balance conditions like flatulence, constipation, anxiety, worry, restlessness, PMS, and insomnia. The sour taste also helps improve a sluggish digestive system.
Last, but not least, Pink Grapefruit makes an amazing room freshener and deodorizer. It even works as a disinfectant and can be very effective as an aromatic mist!
How to use Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil:
Remember that it is important to use certified organic cold pressed oil extracted from the rind of the fruit. Pesticides are on the surfaces of fruits and vegetables and cannot simply be washed completely off.
Place one to three drops of Pink Grapefruit onto the palm of the hand.
Rub the hands together vigorously, cup the hands together, and slowly inhale the zesty aroma. You can readily adjust the intensity of the aroma simply by increasing or decreasing how close the hands are held to the nose.
Breathe in the scent of Pink Grapefruit 5 to 20 minutes prior to a meal. It is also important to drink 8 ounces of pure water after inhaling the oil.
If a blend is created with wild Patchouli essential oil, the effect of the Pink Grapefruit essential oil will be enhanced and the result will be a natural appetite suppressant.