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Grapefruit Essential Oil (Ruby Red)

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Name: Grapefruit Essential Oil

Species: Citrus paradisi

Part:  Peel

Extraction: Expressed

Aroma:   Fresh and Tangy, Citrus


Grapefruit Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name: Grapefruit Essential Oil
Batch: CP622G8
Species: Citrus paradisi
Part: Peel
Extraction: Expressed
Class: Monoterpene
Source: USA
Color: Orange with a tint of red
Consistency: Thin
Note: Top
Aroma: Fresh and Sweet, Tangy Citrus
Blend Ideas: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Douglas FirEucalyptus, FennelFrankincense, GeraniumGinger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Siberian Fir, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, White Fir, and Ylang Ylang

We source only pure essential oils.


Grapefruit essential oil is one of the ones I turn to for energy.  Diffusing it tends to get me up and moving when I really don't feel like doing much of anything.  Diffusing it with Rosemary is sometimes helpful when I've got head and neck tension, maybe because it's stimulating to the lymphatic system and mine does like to get sluggish.  In case you don't know, your lymphatic system is an important player in the toxin removal game your body plays daily.

Grapefruit essential oil is great for someone who is lacking in self esteem and needs an emotional lift, which makes it a good addition to confidence boosting blends.  Because it's a purifier, this oil is an excellent addition to skincare for oily skin types, but be careful to stay within dilution guidelines as it is phototoxic when used above the dermal limit.  It's also said that it can be used topically for stomach upset, but I honestly haven't tried it for that.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.

2 reviews for Grapefruit Essential Oil (Ruby Red)

  1. bethanyp056 (verified owner)

    DeRu grapefruit is a favorite of mine. It smells soooo good. I use it in lip balm that I sell and it’s one of my best sellers.

  2. Jennifer (verified owner)

    This is my first experience with grapefruit. I adore it! It is uplifting and sweet, yet tangy. I ordered a sample but will be ordering a full size bottle soon!

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Grapefruit Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young have several cautions. Grapefruit essential oil is a low risk phototoxic oil and can cause skin sensitization if oxidized.   It should be stored in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.  Staying within max dermal guidelines is recommended.  If applied to the skin at over maximum use level skin must not be exposed to any UV rays for 12 hours. Maximum dermal use level: 4%. Adding an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.  Grapefruit essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Grapefruit essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

Note on Grapefruit Essential Oil and drug interactions:

Some medications say not to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them.  The primary constituent that causes this (6,7-dihydroxybergamottin, aka DHB) is not present in grapefruit essential oil.  Grapefruit flavonoids are another part of grapefruit juice that inhibit the medications.  Like DHP, flavonoids are not in the oil.  Bergamottin and bergapten are still more constituents that inhibit the medications.  These are present in the oil at very low concentrations.  Based on IC50 values for the inhibition of the medications, the concentration of bergamottin and bergapten found in grapefruit essential oil are not likely to cause drug interactions. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013)

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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    4. Essential Oil of Grape Fruit (Citrus paradisi) Peels and Its Antimicrobial Activities


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    7. “Gold” Pressed Essential Oil: An Essay on the Volatile Fragment from Citrus Juice Industry By-Products Chemistry and Bioactivity


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    Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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