Enjoy the Health Benefits of this Essential Oil!
Grapefruit oil may be one of the lesser known essential oils but it has a variety of exciting health benefits and so is worth considering for your home first aid box. Grapefruit oil is extracted from the peel by compression but it is worth considering the contra-indications of this oil such as there can be some skin irritations experienced after application if exposed to any strong sunlight. It is also important to avoid Grapefruit oil during pregnancy.
It is vital that anyone interested in learning more about the gentle and holistic aromatherapy invests in a quality book or DVD; alternatively, there are many courses available which can lead to recognised practitioner qualifications. All of the information will be listed regarding all of the main essential oils including grapefruit oil.
Some of the health properties contained within grapefruit oil are:
- It is a diuretic and can help to eliminate toxins from the body by increasing urination. This can help to keep the urinary tract infection free whilst cleaning the kidneys from any harmful or painful uric or calcareous deposits. It also ensures the health of the lymphatic system.
- It is a good disinfectant and can eliminate any existing infections as well as protecting from new ones.
- It is a wonderful stimulant for the mind, helping the brain to become more active and allowing for positive thoughts. In addition to this, it stimulates the endocrinal glands and this helps to regularise hormones and stabilises the metabolism. The digestive system benefit too as it helps with movement of digested food through the intestines.
- Additional benefits include being refreshing and good for treating oily skin. Grapefruit oil is also good for massage purposes and easing tense and aching muscles.
For blending, choose Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium or Frankincense but once you have understood the set qualities of all of the individual oils, then practice experimenting, purchase a good base oil and mix Grapefruit oil with your own choice of oils.