Pink Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) literally means ‘fruit of paradise’. Like all the other citrus fruits the essential oil is present in its peel and is extracted by compression. The resulting fragrant oil offers a wide range of benefits and is a popular use for aromatherapy. Of all the citrus oils Pink Grapefruit is seen as by far the most energising with it’s invigorating effects on both body and mind.
The scent of Pink Grapefruit is uplifting, soothing and clarifying and when inhaled can reduce feelings of stress and create a positive mood and feelings of energy as well as increased mental focus. Pink Grapefruit is also believed to be useful for enhancing self-esteem and after inhalation one will feel a sense of empowerment. With its energising crisp and zesty smell, inhaling it serves well as a pick me up after a late night or overindulgence.
Pink Grapefruit essential oil is referred to as “the dieter’s friend” as this popular aroma may also be used to help suppress appetite and may assist in digestion and metabolism. Research from Japan’s Osaka University shows that the scent of grapefruit actually boosts metabolism and reduces food cravings. This suggests that regular inhalations could decrease appetite and aid in weight management.