20 Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil

20 Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil

20 Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil-2

There are many essential oils that I would never be without. Grapefruit essential oil is definitely on that list. I love adding a drop to my water. Yum! It’s so refreshing. Grapefruit essential oil is cold pressed from the grapefruit rind. It is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, and was traditionally used to support the body’s natural defenses. Not to mention it’s an uplifting and energizing essential oil – excellent to bring you out of the winter doldrums. Is anyone else ready for Spring?!

20 Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil

For the Home:

  • To purify the air in your home or office, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
  • To create your own household cleaner, add 5-6 drops to a quart of distilled water and put in a dark colored, glass spray bottle. Shake well before using. The oils will rise to the top after sitting.
  • Create a pick me up room spray by adding 10 drops to 2 oz of Distilled Water and putting them in a glass spray bottle.

Health and Beauty:

  • To relax, mix 16 oz. epsom salt, 20 drops of orange oil and 10 drops of grapefruit oil together in a dark colored glass jar. Add 1/2 cup of the mixture to a hot bath for a rejuvenating soak. Seal the jar and store the remaining mixture in a cool, dark place.
  • To relieve monthly cramps, or to stimulate a delayed menstruation, add 2-3 drops to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and massage over lower abdomen.
  • Add 1 cup distilled water, 2 tbsp. white vinegar and 5 drops grapefruit oil to a glass jar and shake well. Use the mixture as a toner after washing your face to remove excess oils from the skin. Apply with a cotton ball.
  • To ease sadness and bouts of crying, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser, or use 2-3 drops on a handkerchief and periodically inhale.
  • When your head hurts, diffuse 2 to 3 drops or add a drop to a carrier oil and apply topically.
  • To relieve build-up in the gallbladder, massage 1-2 drops directly over the area of concern, or into the soles of the feet. You may also consider also using Di-Gize and Peppermint to support the digestive system.
  • To reduce the appearance of hefty thighs, mix 1-2 drops with coconut oil, or another carrier oil, and massage into the body in a kneading pattern every evening.
  • To curb sugar cravings, add 1 to 2 drops to your water or lemonade.
  • To ease the pains of fatigue and stiffness in your hands, use 2-3 drops in a coconut oil and massage on affected areas. Can also use 3-4 drops in bath water with epsom salts, or use in a hot compress.
  • Suffering from jet lag? Use grapefruit while traveling to help elevate your energy levels. Add it to your glass water bottles or inhale from the bottle.
  • To ease symptoms of fatigue, diffuse the oil or applying a drop over your chest to increase your energy levels naturally.
  • To pump your lymphatic system, add a drop to coconut oil and massage into the skin. Start at your hands and feet and massage inward towards the heart.
  • Help your body cleanse itself by adding grapefruit essential oil to your water or smoothies and massage the oil directly over the liver.
  • Help support your internal water filters by massaging the diluted grapefruit essential oil over your lower abdomen and back.
  • To help curb addictions, apply 1-2 drops diluted topically over the stomach or back of the neck. You could also inhale from the bottle for an aromatic effect, or wear a diffusing necklace.
  • To curb food cravings, either inhale from the bottle when cravings hit, or add a couple of drops to your glass water bottle.

Other Uses:

  • Discourage fleas and flies on your dogs and horses by spraying them with diluted grapefruit essential oil. NOT advised for cats.

As you can see there are many uses of Grapefruit Essential Oil. Do you use any of them regularly? I personally don’t care for the taste of grapefruits, but I LOVE grapefruit essential oil.

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Have you ever used Grapefruit Essential Oil? What’s your favorite way to use it?

*As with all citrus essential oils, avoid contact with direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use. Always dilute.


  1. Wow I love all the health and beauty uses for grapefruit! I never knew any of that.

  2. I love, love, love the scent of grapefruit. I’ve never considered making my own room spray, but it’s on my to-do list now!

  3. Carissa

    6 March

    Okay. So I’ve never used any oils this way… But just today I was looking for a joint swelling help at the health foods store. I totally would have bought some grapefruit oil to at least TRY if I’d read this first. DANG. Would you rub diluted (in which oil?) grapefruit directly over/around your knees if htey were the sore point?? HELP!

    • I dilute all my oils with coconut oil because Young Living oils are so concentrated. I can make you a sample bottle if you want to try it!

      • Karen Green

        7 July

        What kind of coconut oil do you use?

        • I use Tropical Traditions because I buy the huge gallon bucket that lasts a long time. We’ve also used Trader Joe’s coconut oil. I hope that helps!

  4. Leisel

    15 April

    Hi, just found your blog searching for some EO info. Wanted to thank you for giving some great information, like how many drops and how to use (diffuse, where to apply…). So many people just say its good for these things and give a list, this is soooo much better. Thanks.

    • You’re welcome! That was one of my pet peeves when I first started learning about essential oils. Ha! I wanted to know exactly how to use it and how much, but couldn’t find a lot of that info. If you have any questions, please let me know! I’m more than happy to help :).

  5. Thanks for sharing all this E.O info!!!! This is great!

  6. Kate L.

    10 August

    Hi, just wanted to know: can one really consume essential oils?

    • Hi Kate! Thanks for the question! There are several schools of thought on the consumption of essential oils {which is a blog post all on it’s own}. I would never consume essential oils from the store because of their lack of purity. Of course I would also never use them on my skin either because everything we put on our skin is absorbed into our body. You really have to research for yourself and decide what is best for you. I’m not going to try to sway you one way or the other because it’s really a personal decision. Do I use essential oils internally? Sometimes I do. But I’m not going to say that you have to. I’ve also had lots of success on myself and my family just putting oils on our feet and spine. If you have any other questions, please let me know!

  7. Brittany

    1 October

    Hi! I’m new to essential oils. For the Kidneys, when it says “diluted” does that mean combined with coconut oil?

  8. Wanda F. Martinez

    3 September

    I saw somewhere that grapefruit essential oil would remove facial hair,
    could you help with that info?
    Thank you,

    • Hi, Wanda! I’ve actually heard the opposite. That people have used grapefruit oil to promote hair growth. I don’t have any scientific studies for either though. I do love Frankincense in my facial lotion!

  9. Suzette

    30 July

    Thank you so much for this extensive list. However, I must caution folks that many, many experts in Essential Oils do NOT recommend ingesting any of the oils. While there are some proponents, and some EO companies even sell oils specifically for ingestion, the vast majority believe it is potentially more harmful than helpful. So do your own extensive research and make an informed decision. But please do not ingest oils without doing so.

    • I completely agree. Everyone has to research for themselves. It’s not enough to simply go on what your upline or friend has told you.

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