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20 Surprising Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses You May Not Know But Will Love

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There are many essential oils that I would never be without. Grapefruit essential oil is definitely on that list. One of my favorite uses is a natural lip balm with lavender and grapefruit essential oils. Grapefruit essential oil is cold pressed from the grapefruit rind. It is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and was traditionally used to support the body’s natural defenses. There is many grapefruit essential oil uses in your home and for health a beauty.

20 Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses

For the Home

1. To purify the air in your home or office, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
2. To create your own household cleaner, add 5-6 drops to a quart of distilled water and put in a dark colored, glass spray bottle. Shake well before using. The oils will rise to the top after sitting.
3. Create a pick-me-up room spray by adding 10 drops to 2 oz of Distilled Water and putting them in a glass spray bottle.

Health and Beauty

4. To relax, mix 16 oz. Epsom salt, 20 drops of orange oil and 10 drops of grapefruit oil together in a dark colored glass jar. Add 1/2 cup of the mixture to a hot bath for a rejuvenating soak. Seal the jar and store the remaining mixture in a cool, dark place.
5. To relieve monthly cramps, or to stimulate delayed menstruation, add 2-3 drops to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and massage over the lower abdomen.
6. Add 1 cup distilled water, 2 tbsp. white vinegar and 5 drops of grapefruit oil to a glass jar and shake well. Use the mixture as a toner after washing your face to remove excess oils from the skin. Apply with a cotton ball.
7. To ease sadness and bouts of crying, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser, or use 2-3 drops on a handkerchief and periodically inhale.
8. When your head hurts, diffuse 2 to 3 drops or add a drop to a carrier oil and apply topically.
9. To relieve build-up in the gallbladder, massage 1-2 drops directly over the area of concern, or into the soles of the feet.

10. To reduce the appearance of hefty thighs, mix 1-2 drops with coconut oil, or another carrier oil, and massage into the body in a kneading pattern every evening.
11. To curb sugar cravings, add 1 to 2 drops to your water or lemonade.
12. To ease the pains of fatigue and stiffness in your hands, use 2-3 drops in coconut oil and massage on affected areas. Can also use 3-4 drops in bath water with Epsom salts, or use in a hot compress.
13. Suffering from jet lag? Use grapefruit while traveling to help elevate your energy levels. Add it to your glass water bottles or inhale from the bottle.
14. To ease symptoms of fatigue, diffuse the oil or applying a drop over your chest to increase your energy levels naturally.
15. To pump your lymphatic system, add a drop to coconut oil and massage into the skin. Start at your hands and feet and massage inward towards the heart.
16. Help your body cleanse itself by adding grapefruit essential oil to your water or smoothies and massage the oil directly over the liver.
17. Help support your internal water filters by massaging the diluted grapefruit essential oil over your lower abdomen and back.
18. To help curb addictions, apply 1-2 drops diluted topically over the stomach or back of the neck. You could also inhale from the bottle for an aromatic effect, or wear a diffusing necklace.
19. To curb food cravings, either inhale from the bottle when cravings hit or add a couple of drops to your glass water bottle.

Other Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses:

20. Discourage fleas and flies on your dogs and horses by spraying them with diluted grapefruit essential oil. NOT advised for cats.

As you can see there are many uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil. Do you use any of them regularly? I personally don’t care for the taste of grapefruits, but I LOVE grapefruit essential oil.
Have you ever used Grapefruit Essential Oil? What’s your favorite way to use it?
*As with all citrus essential oils, avoid contact with direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use. Always dilute.

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Eliza Davis

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Essential oils will be a natural aid for fat loss and cellulite. These oils have a positive impact on the weight loss efforts when they are combined with the healthy diet & lifestyle.

I am tired of trying the various home remedies for weight loss and not getting any results? At last one of my friend suggest me to using grapefruit essential oils, and by using this oil from the last six month and I got the satisfied result.

I am using this Grapefruit essential oil, Hope it’s also helpful to you.


Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Hi, how would you use grapefruit essential oils for weight loss?


Thursday 17th of August 2017

I've heard of some people rubbing diluted grapefruit oil on the trouble areas. I've also heard of people putting the oil in capsules and taking it internally, but you would need to consult your doctor before doing that as grapefruit oil can interfere with other medications.


Saturday 30th of July 2016

Thank you so much for this extensive list. However, I must caution folks that many, many experts in Essential Oils do NOT recommend ingesting any of the oils. While there are some proponents, and some EO companies even sell oils specifically for ingestion, the vast majority believe it is potentially more harmful than helpful. So do your own extensive research and make an informed decision. But please do not ingest oils without doing so.

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Saturday 30th of July 2016

I completely agree. Everyone has to research for themselves. It's not enough to simply go on what your upline or friend has told you.

Wanda F. Martinez

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

I saw somewhere that grapefruit essential oil would remove facial hair, could you help with that info? Thank you, Wanda

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

Hi, Wanda! I've actually heard the opposite. That people have used grapefruit oil to promote hair growth. I don't have any scientific studies for either though. I do love Frankincense in my facial lotion!


Wednesday 1st of October 2014

Hi! I'm new to essential oils. For the Kidneys, when it says "diluted" does that mean combined with coconut oil?

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

Hi, Brittany! Yes. Diluted in coconut oil.