Grapefruit for Winter Blues

This time of the year always gets a little bittersweet. The holidays are over, but a new year has begun, but the weather is often cold and harsh. This won’t do!

Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi) is a lifesaver for wintertime. Not only does it fight viruses and strenthen the body’s systems (making it great to treat wintertime illnesses), but it’s also a natural antidepressant and mood booster. The sweet, fresh, tangy scent brightens up any day

(of course, the fruit is delicious too!)

Grapefruit also has diuretic and astringent properties; it removes excess fluid and swelling and tightens tissue.

There are many effective ways to use this essential oil. The best way to use for mood boosting is to diffuse it. For topical uses, always dilute with a carrier oil or unscented lotion (start with 5 drops per fluid ounce). BE CAREFUL because grapefruit is phototoxic, meaning it burns and irritates the skin if exposed to sunlight. And as always, do not take internally unless under the supervision of a certified aromatherapist.

Do you have any questions about this amazing oil? Give us a call or send us an email! I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Have a great week!

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