Grapefruit & White Grapefruit Essential Oils
White and Pink Grapefruit essential oils are both wonderful citrus oils. But what is the difference between them? The answer is not much. They come from different varieties of the same plant, but they sahre similar chemistry and other characteristics. White Grapefruit is slightly more tart.
Both oils have some wonderful benefits. The main chemical constituent of both is limonene. This means they are highly cleansing and purifying. These benefits apply to personal care, cleaning, and internal health.
Here is a short video talking about some of my favorite Grapefruit uses.
Cravings - Both oils can be used to support metabolism and curb cravings. You can enjoy these benefits by using the oils internally. Put a drop or two in your water or take them in a veggie capsule. Internal use may also help support blood sugar levels that are already in a normal range.
Skin Care - The cleansing properties in the oils can be used to boost your skincare routine. Just add a drop to your facial cleanser or moisturizer. Adding it to a teen's facial routine may help improve the appearance of blemishes. Make sure to use it at night, and avoid sun exposure for 12 hours since they are photosensitive oils.
Here is a recipe for body butter that will leave your skin soft, moisturized, and healthy.
Diffusing - I love the energizing and fresh aroma of diffusing citrus oils. Grapefruit and White Grapefruit are no exceptions. Diffusing them may even help increase your motivation when trying to lose weight and curb cravings. Here are some diffuser recipes you can try.
Detox - Because of the high levels of limonene in both oils they have wonderful detoxifying qualities. Add the oils to your water for a gentle daily cleanse.
Digestive Health - Taken internally, these oils can also support your digestive health. They may also help relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion. You can put a drop or two in your water, in a veggie cap, or place a drop under your tongue to enjoy these benefits.
Shower Melts - Shower melts are a great way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils in the shower. Try the recipe at this link, and use Grapefruit or White Grapefruit essential oil.
Massage - The scents of Grapefruit and White Grapefruit essential oils make them wonderful additions to massages. They will provide a light, uplifting fragrance.
Freshening Spray - Looking to freshen the smell of a bathroom or any other room? Try making a room spray with several drops of White Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lavender, and your favorite fir oil. Combine them in a spray bottle and then top off with water.
Perfume - Another beauty use for Grapefruit is perfume. The perfumes we buy in stores are full of chemicals and toxins that are so harmful to us. No worries, though. It is so easy to make your own natural options. While this recipe calls for Grapefruit, you could also use White Grapefruit. Citrus lovers will especially love this option.
Drinks - Both oils make a wonderful addition to water, lemonade, and teas. You will also enjoy their digestive benefits when using them this way!
Haircare - The cleansing properties of the oils also make them a great addition to your shampoo. They will provide a cleansing boost and provide a light, sweet scent.
Dishwasher Detergent Tablets - Use Grapefruit's natural cleansing properties to make your own non-toxic dishwasher tablets. These are very easy to make with only four ingredients and are ready for use in just a few short hours. Here's a little tip. Try adding a cup of white vinegar to the rinsing compartment in your dishwasher to help the dishes come out sparkling.
Diffuser Jewelry - Do you love the smell of these oils? Add them to your diffuser jewelry to enjoy the energizing scent wherever you go!
Natural Fabric Softener - Ditch your store-bought fabric softener that is full of chemicals for this easy-to-make natural option.
Kitchen Sink Refresher - It's no secret that kitchens are filled with germs. Put a few drops of either oil down your kitchen sink to keep it smelling fresh.
All-Purpose Cleaner - Because of their high limonene content, both oils would be great additions to your homemade all-purpose cleaners.
Food Recipes - And last but not least, how about a few food recipes to try using Grapefruit or White Grapefruit essential oils? What is your favorite essential oil to use with food?
If you love citrus essential oils and their aromas, you'll want to check out these blog posts as well!