Aromatherapy : Grapefruit

We like to use essential oils as a alternative to perfume and usually use grapefruit. Smells super fresh without being to overpowering. So, we did a little googling and it turns out grapefruit essential oil doesn't just smell good, it's good for you too.

ANTIOXIDANT 
As grapefruit is a citrus fruit it is high in Vitamin C and therefore a great antioxidant. 

DISINFECTANT
Great for bench tops etc. Make a spray and put some grapefruit essential oil in it.

ANTISEPTIC
You can put the oil on bruises, wounds, cuts and acne to protect against infections.

STIMULANT
The smell of grapefruit stimulates the mind and makes you more alert and your brain active. It can also stimulate you by promoting proper secretion of hormones and enzymes and in turn keeping your body's metabolism in order.

Above that it is also uplifting and relaxes the mind, maybe because it reminds you of weekend breakfasts, or maybe that's just us?

On another note, while researching this we found this recipe for a grapefruit and rosemary cocktail! Looks so good! 

 

Remember to patch test before you use it on your skin as it can irritate it, and consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant.

Images sourced from Pinterest.