The grapefruit tree was originally from Asia but it is now grown and harvested in the United States, France, Brazil and Israel. The grapefruit tree itself is a large, shiny gloss-leaved tree, about 10 meters (30 feet) high, with white flowers and large, pale yellow fruit with pink flesh.
History: The differences between the White and Pink Grapefruits are minor. The difference in cost is simply an example of supply and demand; there is more pink grapefruit produced because it is sweeter than the white variety.
Common Uses: Grapefruit Essential Oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual uplifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin and is sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural toner and cellulite treatment. Grapefruit Essential Oil is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression.
Cautions: Grapefruit Essential Oil can cause photosensitivity. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Usage: Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to concerned area with carrier oil. Aromatic: Place 1-3 drops into diffuser.