The aroma of grapefruit is a gentle stimulant. It is fresh and lightly uplifting. Plus, studies have shown it may help reduce anxiety and improve mental performance!
More human studies are warranted on grapefruit aroma to boost mood.
For a mood boost, place a 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil in a diffuser with 5 ounces of water. Another idea is to cut into a fresh grapefruit and simply enjoy the scent and flavor! Then, you can grind the rinds in your dish disposal to give the whole kitchen a fresh sun-shiny smell!
Or, make a grey day feel sunny, with a blend of essential oils that include grapefruit. Aromas that blend well with grapefruit include: geranium, palmarosa, basil, fir, pine, rosemary, black pepper, cardamom, or ginger. Choose about 3 essential oils, Then, mix the essential oils into a small amber glass container until you reach the desired aroma. Next, add the oil blend to a diffuser. For a cool mist diffuser, add about 5 drops of an essential oil blend to a 5 ounce reservoir. Run the diffuser for about a half hour.
Another idea is to make an aromatic spray. Below is an uplifting room spray recipe featuring grapefruit and other essential oils at a 1% dilution ratio.
Blend all the ingredients together in a small spray bottle. Then, shake and spray the aroma into the air.
Avoid sun exposure if spraying onto skin, and discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Avoid with pregnancy, pets, and small children. With topical use, remember to always dilute essential oils. Further, certain pressed citrus essential oils can be phototoxic with sun exposure. Grapefruit can be contraindicated with certain medications and medical conditions. Consult your Doctor if you have any questions.
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A grapefruit is just a lemon that saw an opportunity and took advantage of it.