Discover benefits of grapefruit for the body, skin and hair! This slightly oval shaped citrus fruit has a thick, yellowish-pinkish, outer skin. A ripe grapefruit will feel firm all around. There are seeded and seedless varieties of this fruit. It is high in fiber and nutrients, low in calories, with varying degrees of sweet, sour or bitter taste. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, with a high content of powerful antioxidants! Grapefruit is eaten alone or added to salads, desserts, marmalades, jellies and other foods. Grapefruit juice and Grapefruit essential oil are also available to use in various ways. Discover DIY grapefruit homemade recipes!
BENEFITS of GRAPEFRUIT - (Body)
Aids in Weight Loss
Lowers Blood Pressure
Protects Immune System
Promotes Appetite Control
Reduces Risk of Kidney Stones
Eases Mental Fatigue and Depression
CAUTION: Consuming grapefruit/grapefruit juice may lead to some medication interactions. If in doubt, contact your health care provider before consuming grapefruit.
CAUTION: Eating grapefruit, especially in excess, may lead to erosion of tooth enamel. Consume grapefruit/grapefruit juice only in moderation.
BENEFITS of GRAPEFRUIT - (Skin)
Even Skin Tone
Reduce Acne/Oily Skin
Reduce Appearance of Cellulite
Reduce Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Age Spots, Discoloration
Grapefruit has a powerhouse of antioxidants! Antioxidants are molecules that can slow or prevent oxidation of other molecules. They protect cells from unstable molecules causing free radical damage. Free radicals speed up the skin's aging process by breaking down collagen levels and reducing oxygen levels in cells. If there are not enough antioxidants in the body, free radicals can overcome by showing evidence of poor skin conditions including: wrinkled skin, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions, sagging skin, discolorations, age spots and other pre-mature, aged, skin conditions.
Essential oils, (EO’s), are highly concentrated oils of a plant. They carry a distinctive fragrance or "essence" from the object from which they were extracted; plant, leaves, flower or peel. They are potent chemicals with bio-active ingredients. Those with fragrance allergies can be allergic to EO’s. Some EO’s can be irritating to skin. Use EO's safely!
1) Never use EO's straight.
2) Never use large amounts external or internally.
3) Always dilute EO's in carrier oil, soap, lotion or other buffering agent.
4) Never use without knowing what their bio-active compounds can do.
Grapefruit complimentary essential oil blends: Basil, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Rosewood, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Bergamot and Citrus Oils (lemon, orange and lime).
BENEFITS of GRAPEFRUIT - (Hair)
Stimulate hair follicles
Eliminate oily hair/scalp
Enhances softness and shine
Grapefruit essential oil is an astringent. It blends well with orange, lemon and sage for hair. DIRECTIONS: Add a drop or two to shampoo. Massage into hair/scalp. Rinse well with water.
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