- Benefits & Description
Benefits & DescriptionSource: The outer part of the ripe or near ripe peel of the grapefruit is cold expressed and distilled to obtain the essential oil.
Description: Pink Grapefruit essential oil has a sweet, fruity, citrusy fresh aroma.
Extraction Method: Pink Grapefruit essential oil is made via cold expression - a process that involves prodding and pricking the rind. The punctured rind releases the essential oil that is collected and separated from the fruit juice by centrifugal force. Oil collected this way has a higher quality aroma than that of the distilled variety, but is also phototoxic.
How to use: Aromatic, home use, topical with caution, as a supplement only with advice from a healthcare professional
Common Uses: Pink grapefruit oil may be used in aromatherapy. Use for stress headaches, nervous exhaustion, performance stress, and for a mood enhancer. To purify the air, diffuse 20 drops. mix 10 drops in 8 ounces of water, shake and spray to disinfect surfaces.
Dilution Guidelines: For aromatic use, add around 5 drops of per one cup of water for most diffusers. If using topically, avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying the oil on skin. People with dry or sensitive skin may require additional carrier oil when using grapefruit topically. For internal use, consult a certified naturopathic physician. For household/environmental purposes, dilution varies based on intended purpose.
Warnings: Grapefruit essential oil is phototoxic. If you are using it on your skin, you should be careful to avoid exposure to the sun for at least 12 hours. The combination of sunlight and the active chemicals in the oil will cause rashes and blisters. Grapefruit also can have a number of interactions with drugs when taken orally, often increasing the effective potency of compounds. Consuming large amounts of grapefruit oil might increase hormone levels and therefore increase the risk of hormone sensitive conditions. Women with hormone sensitive conditions should avoid grapefruit. Grapefruit has major interactions with numerous prescription medications. Check with your doctor before using grapefruit essential oil to be sure it won't interact with any medications you are taking.
Quality Statement Makani is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality of essential oils. We do not accept diluted or adulterated essential oils. Makani works with top sourcing companies who have onsite testing facilities to ensure the essential oil is pure as nature intended it. Makani's sourcing partners subject each batch of essential oils to multiple measurement tests to make sure each oils is top quality to work for our customers. Some of those tests include:
FTIR Scan (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy)
- What's in the Box?
What's In-the-Box?Essential Oils (1 Bottle |15 ml):(1) Makani Essential Oils - Grapefruit
- Features & Specifications
Features & Functions
SKU: ZOL0107 Needs Supplied: First Aid and Medical Shelf Life: 18-24 Months Packaging: Amber Bottle Storage Requirements: Click to Read Storage Requirements
Shelf Life StatementShelf life and storage recommendations: Store Makani oils in a cool, dark place and avoid extreme changes in temperature to maximize life. Cold pressed citrus oils have a high proportion of chemical components that are more prone to oxidization. Take care to store them safely away from heat.
You can expect citrus oils to remain in good condition for a year and even longer when cared for properly. Decant large bottles into two smaller bottles to protect one bottle from oxidization for longer periods. Due to their chemical makeup, essential oils do not turn rancid like vegetable oils; they simply degrade gradually into a state where the therapeutic properties become diminished.
Brand: Makani Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.5" by .75" x .75" Net Weight: 15 ml
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