Best Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil–The Perfect Oil for Spring

    Photo by Emily Michelle Jones

And why Grapefruit Essential Oil is the perfect oil for Spring…

If you are anything like me, you will find a use for everything! I got grapefruit essential oil for FREE this month from doTERRA (comment below if you’d like to know how). So that got me thinking, what are some of the best uses for grapefruit essential oil? I’ve got them all here for you, from smoothie bowls to room spray, it’s all here. Keep reading to get some good ideas! (Link to purchase Grapefruit Essential Oil below)

Real quick, let’s go over the benefits of essential oils. I’d be remiss to not mention that first! Grapefruit essential oil:

-Uplifts the mood

-Has epic cleansing and purifying properties

-Beneficial to the skin

-Can help support a healthy metabolism

Pretty cool, right? The flavor is LEGIT, too, so why not add it to stuff? Now, I have to provide a quick disclaimer here that I would NOT under any circumstances use any type of essential oil other than doTERRA internally for the reasons found here.

OK, now that we’ve got the essentials covered (pun intended), let’s get on to the fun stuff! I’ll list the ways you can incorporate this super-powered fresh oil into your routine this Spring.

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-Put it in your diffuser with 2 drops grapefruit, 2 drops lime, 2 drops tangerine and 2 drops spearmint for an invigorating Spring cleaning blend. This will not only deliver the benefits of these oils to you aromatically, but it will also clean the air!

-Put it in your ice water for a refreshing calorie free and metabolism-boosting beverage! If you’re going on vacation (or just dreaming of warmer weather), take this oil with you and add 3 drops to any beverage (I love plain ole ice water or carbonated water) in a glass or stainless steel container (you don’t want to put citrus oils in a plastic glass as they are so powerful they will start pulling toxins out of the plastic–WHOA!) This little tasty trick can help you trim some inches off in time for swimsuit season, too (in combination with a balanced diet and exercise, of course).

-Make an easy non-toxic all-purpose cleaner in a glass spray bottle with 1 1/2 cups white vinegar, 1/2 cup distilled water, and 16 drops of grapefruit essential oil.

Make a sweet-smelling room spray in a glass spray bottle, combine 20 drops grapefruit essential oil, 20 drops lemon essential oil & 20 drops lime essential oil, then fill to top with distilled water and shake before use. Feel free to use liberally! Perfect for the bathroom, laundry room, or if you have kids or pets (or a husband), ANY room! ;]

-Add it to your spot treatment for blemishes by combining in a small glass dropper bottle with 3/4 distilled water, 8 drops grapefruit essential oil and 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar. Apply sparingly to blemishes in the evening (and make sure to apply your regular SPF in the morning–excessive citrus oil can make skin sensitive when exposed to sunlight so don’t overdo it!).

-Make a yummy smoothie bowl with fresh mango, fresh kiwi, 1 cup frozen strawberry, 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 cup cashew, almond, or coconut milk, 1 banana & 6 drops grapefruit essential oil. Blend on high until smooth (we liked using a Nutribullet for quick & easy cleanup), then top with chia seeds, shaved coconut and fresh mango. Enjoy!

These are some of our favorite ways to use Grapefruit Essential Oil–what are your favorite ways? Comment below!

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Until next time…

Your Sister in Oils,

Emily