10 Fabulous Benefits of Grapefruit Oil
Wondering which oil you should be using? In this article, Beauty and Tips makes a case for grapefruit oil.
Grapefruit oil comes from the fruits peel and, like fruit itself, it has a bitter aroma. It also has many qualities: It’s a tonic, lymphatic, aperitif, anti-septic, disinfectant, stimulant, diuretic and an anti-depressant. Is there anything it isn’t?!
One of the reasons it’s becoming so popular as an essential oil in the western world is precisely because it contains so many beneficial properties. We all know that the grapefruit itself has a sharp taste and can help us lose weight, but it’s only recently that people have been taking a keen interest in grapefruit oil.
However, there are some parts of the world where this essential oil has been used for centuries because it reduces sugar cravings, can lessen the effects of a hangover, lower stress, soothe inflammation and help us lose weight.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 fabulous benefits of grapefruit oil.
Grapefruit Oil Can Help You Lose Weight
We’ve all been told that the grapefruit itself can help us lose weight, primarily because it’s low in fat and calories and has fat-burning properties. However, grapefruit essential oil can also prevent weight gain while boosting your metabolism and curbing your metabolism.
All you need to do is add a few drops of the oil to water, diffuse, and then gently massage onto your wrists and chest whenever you feel a hunger craving at an unusual time.
When applied topically like this, grapefruit oil works as a lymphatic stimulant and diuretic, and this is one of the of the reasons why you’ll find it in cellulite blends and creams.
Grapefruit Oil Can Boost Digestion
There are many reasons we go to the doctor, but one of the most common is indigestion. There surely isn’t a man, woman or child on this earth who hasn’t suffered with indigestion at some point, be it a minor complaint like bloating or something more major, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
The thing is that your digestion takes a beating over the years and it needs some help from you. Grapefruit oil boosts your digestive process, and it also supports your liver and kidney.
Grapefruit Oil Reduces Stress
Who wants to party like it’s 2018? That’s a little hard to do when we’re all stressed. Many of us are working more hours and striking that right balance between life at home and life at work is hard.
However, it’s important that you do all you can to fight stress, as stress reduces our productivity levels and overall happiness. Moreover, it turns us into someone we’re not and can wreck our sleeping patterns.
Grapefruit oil can help to alleviate stress just by the strength of its scent alone. The smell is both uplifting and soothing and it’s known to be a fantastic stress buster. Either diffuse it or add a few drops to a cotton ball before massaging onto your skin.
Grapefruit Oil Can Cure A Hangover
This got your attention didn’t it?!
Okay, it’s probably impossible to completely cure a hangover, but because grapefruit oil stimulates your liver and gallbladder, it’s as good as anything else when it comes to making life that bit easier after you drank too much the night before. It can reduce headaches, prevent cravings and it can also make you feel less tired.
Either diffuse it or add it to water before applying to your neck and throat.
Grapefruit Oil Stimulates Hair Growth
Let’s face it, if there’s anything we care about, it’s our hair. For many women, hair is life and unless our mane looks perfection we’re probably not going to leave the house.
However, as we get older, our hair can lose its lustre and shine. Worse still, it starts to grow with less speed and even begins to fall out. Not cool at all!
However, help is at hand in the form of grapefruit essential oil which boosts hair growth. All you need to do is take a pinch and gently massage it into your scalp to stimulate your hair follicle’s before rinsing out with warm water.
Grapefruit Oil Boosts Circulation
Pretty much all essential oils boost circulation and grapefruit oil is no different. The benefits of better blood flow include an increase in energy and a lack of feeling bloated.
Grapefruit Oil Slows Down The Ageing Process
No one wants to get older and certainly no one wants to look older than they are. However, the ageing process will keep on speeding up if we do the wrong things.
Improving your diet is the best way to slow down the ageing process and grapefruit oil can help. It contains vitamin C and powerful antioxidants that prevent pesky free radicals from damaging your skin and making you look older.
Grapefruit Oil Can Combat Acne
Skin conditions are bad news. Some, such as psoriasis, are genetic and can never be cleared up forever. Others, such as acne, arise due to a poor diet or things like stress which cause a hormonal imbalance.
Acne is one of the worst skin conditions there is. When it hits, it tends to hit pretty hard (and why does it always seem to appear during times when we really don’t need it, such as before a first date?!).
However, while breakouts are horrible, there are ways to clear them up and prevent them from happening again. Because of its antiseptic agents, grapefruit oil is able to disinfect your skin, thereby destroying acne and improving your complexion. Wonderful!
Grapefruit Oil Acts As An Aperitif
Do you struggle to work up an appetite? Many people turn to alcohol to boost their appetite but if you don’t want to go down that route you can turn to grapefruit oil instead. Just a drop or two in a glass of water can be enough to make you hungry but alternatively you could gently massage a drop on your abdomen.
Grapefruit Oil Can Help Kick A Sugar Addiction
As well as promoting an appetite, grapefruit oil can also combat a sugar addiction. Whenever you feel the cravings hitting hard, inhale grapefruit oil.
Do you know other benefits of grapefruit oil?