Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
Location: Grapefruit is extensively cultivated in Brazil, California and Florida.
Extraction: Expressed from the peel.
Colour and Odour: The essential oil is yellow in colour with a light, fresh, tangy, sweet aroma.
Description: An evergreen tree with shiny leaves, white flowers and large yellow fruits, which are much larger than oranges.
Background: Grapefruit is widely used as a breakfast fruit and also for its juice. The essential oil is used in perfumery.
Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, diuretic and stimulant.
Digestive System-Can help stimulate the appetite, acts as a tonic to the stomach and liver and promotes digestive secretions.
Emotion-Grapefruit has a balancing effect on the emotions. It is uplifting, brightening up dark, depressive moods and boosting confidence.