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Red Grapefruit Citrus x Paradisi 

Fruit tree of the Rutaceae family.
It comes from Sicily.
The essential oil is extracted by cold pressing the fruit peels.
The fragrance is fresh, citrusy, slightly tart.

Quantity: 8 ml
Provenance: Sicily
Cultivation: Organic
Pressing: Sicily
Internal use: Yes

Natural flavouring for food


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Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) essential oil comes from an ancient hybrid, probably between the sweet orange and the pomelo. It has long been used only as an ornamental plant. It is the only citrus fruit supposedly not from Southeast Asia but from Central America. Its fruit only became popular in the 19th century.

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 cosa dice la scienzaAccording to ministerial guidelines it has antioxidant properties. Beneficial for the health of the microcirculation, it promotes the drainage of body fluids.

Salute e Benessere

In aromatherapy it is used to treat premenstrual syndrome, as a detoxifier and liver stimulant, and is known to have antibacterial properties.

 Adatto per saponiIt is used as an ingredient in the treatment of acne, oily and congested skin and in remedies against cellulite, especially in synergy with Rosemary essential oil. Suggested for combating dandruff and hair loss.

 adatto per massaggiIt is used, appropriately diluted in oil, in massages to tone muscles and firm tissues.


 Uso in cucina Very good in cooking, it is the most delicate of citrus fruits and can be used as a first oil with which to learn how to dose as it allows a certain margin of error before being “too much”, try it in its Essentia Spray version.

Effetti psicologici

Gives great self-confidence by bringing emotional warmth to depressed and exhausted people. The essence is suitable for those who do not like winter and who suffer from a lack of sunshine and affection. It helps to open up to others. In aromatherapy it is used to act on the hypothalamus which regulates, among many other functions, also hunger.

Suggested uses:

  • Room diffuser: 3/4 drops in 100 ml of water. We suggest accompanying it with other essential oils.
  • Bath: 8/10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt, milk, cream ,or honey in hot water (this prevents the oil from evaporating due to the heat).
  • Massage: a few drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil or neutral cream.
  • Food use: we recommend 1/2 drops per 100 g of food as an aroma to be added at the end of cooking (we suggest always starting with the lowest recommended dose and increasing the drops in the future).

Warnings: Non-toxic essential oil, unlike almost all other citrus fruits there are no recorded cases of phototoxicity. If in doubt consult a doctor/pharmacist


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