Grapefruit oil can cleanse and detoxify anything from industrial surfaces, to household objects, and even the human body. The main component of grapefruit oil is Limonene, which makes up around 90-95% of grapefruit oil. It also contains alpha pinene, sabinene, myrcene, geraniol, linalool, and citronellol as well as others.
1. Grapefruit Oil Boosts Energy Levels
Inhaling grapefruit essential oil has powerful positive effects on the body and mind. It stimulates your nervous system which makes you more alert and focused. It also activates the endocrine system to improve the secretion of enzymes and hormones that boost your metabolic rate.
Grapefruit oil also helps to relieve the adrenal fatigue that leaves you feeling lethargic. It gives your body the energy boost it needs by improving blood and lymphatic circulation to deliver more oxygen to every part of your body and clean away toxins. It can also help you deal with a nasty hangover by stimulating your liver.
2. Grapefruit Oil is an Effective Antidepressant
Grapefruit oil has a deep and soothing aroma that can help improve your mood and relieve depression. You can get this antidepressant effect by diffusing the oil or inhaling it straight out of the bottle. You can also dab it on your wrists, behind your ears, under your feet, and on other important pulse points. If you’re on antidepressants then using grapefruit oil could lead to having to take smaller doses. Have a discussion about it with your physician.
3. Grapefruit Essential Oil is a Powerful Detoxifier
Grapefruit oil is diuretic which means that it flushes out toxins from the body through urine. It stimulates your circulatory system which spreads blood through all your body to deliver oxygen. The blood also collects the metabolic waste, which your body then disposes of. It also brings in the lymphatic system which further helps remove waste.
4. Grapefruit Oil is a Great Anti-inflammatory
Grapefruit oil is a powerful antioxidant. It’s actually more powerful than lemon oil. Antioxidants work to reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals that can damage your cells. The injuries caused by these radicals lead to high amounts of inflammation in the body which increases the risks of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.
As an antioxidant grapefruit oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can even prevent inflammation in the first place. Using the oil on a regular basis can protect you from many degenerative conditions caused by chronic inflammation such as macular degeneration leading to loss of eyesight, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
5. Grapefruit Oil is a Powerful Antimicrobial Agent
Grapefruit oil is as strong as lemon oil and other citrus oils when it comes to antimicrobial powers. You can use grapefruit oil to disinfect cuts and bruises. Because it has been shown to be so effective at fighting pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, S epidermis, E. Coli, Salmonella and infections of that nature it can be used to prevent respiratory and gastrointestinal infections as well as skin infections.
6. Grapefruit Oil Helps You Lose Weight
Everyone knows that grapefruit can really help you lose weight. The grapefruit essential oil is just as good. It does a number of things to help you lose weight. The main thing it does is boost your metabolism, which means your body burns more calories. It can also help you eat less by reducing your appetite. One of the main reasons that people fail to follow calorie controlled diets is that their cravings get the better of them and they binge eat. The diuretic effects and the stimulation of the lymphatic system mentioned earlier also help with weight loss by getting rid of excess water weight. The lighter body and higher levels of energy the oil leaves you with also makes you feel like getting out and being active.