Organic Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Plant Part: Rind
- Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the plant
Thought to be a hybridization of sweet orange and pomelo, the Grapefruit tree stands at a maximum height of 10 meters or 32 feet. Along with the orange, the pomelo was brought to Spain from Asia by Arabian traders in the 12th century. It was then brought to the West Indies by Captain Shaddock in the 18th century and from there it made its way to the Americas and was soon hybridized into the Grapefruit.
About the oil
Both oils are carefully harvested and cold pressed from the rinds of the fruit. In both the beautiful, gem-like orange-sapphire of the organically grown pink or the darker orange-red of the Certified Organic, the cold-press method gently extracts the sweet and fragrant oil without changing its molecular composition. To retain optimal freshness, Grapefruit essential oil should always be kept cold.
Grapefruit essential oil is generally non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing, however, as with other citrus oils, it can make skin photosensitive; exposure to sunlight should be limited for 24 hours.
- Monoterpenes 100%
- limonene 98.08%
- beta myrcene 1.47%
- alpha pinene 0.44%
- GCMS Tested