Grapefruit (white)

Citrus paradisii

Grapefruit is an evergreen tree that can grow to a height of  between 30-50 feet and has fragrant white flowers. The earliest grapefruit tree is thought to have been in the West Indies. It is thought to be a mutation from the pomelo, which is a citrus fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, sweet, citrus aroma and is produced from the peel of the fruit. However, the seeds of the grapefruit can produce an oil which is dark and bitter and is used in salad and for cooking.

Practical Uses

  • It is cooling and purifying.
  • It helps balance the fluids in the body.
  • It helps reduce stress.
  • Increases energy and mental clarity.


  • Use in small amounts.
  • Can iritate the skin.
  • Is phototoxic – avoid direct exposure to sunlight for several hours after applying the oil on the skin.


E-Scentially Yours uses grapefruit essential oil that is cold-pressed and organic. It is sourced from Israel. The essential oil is obtained from the peel of the fruit.