Essential oils at a glance


Grapefruit – image

“Good for self doubt,
    depression, nervous exhaustion, mental stimulation”

Latin name: Citrus x paradise

Description of plant: A tree that grows to a height of 10 m, native to tropical Asia, with glossy leaves and large yellow fruits

Nature of oil: Pale yellow or greenish with a fresh, sweet citrus aroma; uplifting and antidepressant

Method of oil extraction: Cold expression of the fresh peel of the fruit

Blends well with: Other citrus essential oils, cardamon, coriander, cypress, juniper, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, pine, geranium, rosemary

Specific precautions required: May be phototoxic. Once it starts to degrade can cause skin irritation and sensitization

Stress-relieving properties include: Liberating; good for self doubt, depression, nervous exhaustion, mental stimulation

Medical properties include: Antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent; good for cellulite, muscle fatigue, colds and flu


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

The essential oils info provided above is for general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, legal, or other professional advice. (CUS Busting Ltd) does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in the above article.

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Last updated: 14 May 2015

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