Description from Whole Health
NOW® Grapefruit Oil is an excellent essential oil with a characteristic sweet citrus aroma. When NOW Foods Grapefruit Oil is diffused, it imparts a refreshing fragrance that is both uplifting and invigorating.
What makes NOW® Grapefruit Oil so special?
NOW® Grapefruit Oil is highly concentrated natural extract containing a minimum of 90% Polyphenols, including OPC’s (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins), the beneficial antioxidant compounds found in Grapefruit. The aroma is sweet and citrus with purifying, cheerful and uplifting benefits.
USING ESSENTIAL OILS
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Essential oils offer boundless versatility and can be used in a number of ways to enrich the quality of life. From aromatherapy and massage, to personal care and household applications, they can serve as wonderful additions to any home or lifestyle. Essential oils are intended for aromatherapeutic, and in some cases, external use. They should be kept away from direct sunlight and used with caution at all times.
- DiffusionDiffusion provides continuous distribution of the oils scents and active constituents, making it easy to absorb them within the body. The nerve fibers of the olfactory cavity do not pass through the brains switching station, and are therefore immediately recognized by the limbic system. Diffusion is an effective and non-invasive way to reap the benefits of essential oils.
- Skin ApplicationsCertain oils can be applied to the skin, though it is very important to use caution when doing so. 100% essential oils are highly concentrated and may need to be diluted for safe, topical use. Carrier oils, such as grape seed and jojoba, are two of the most popular carrier oils and are ideal for diluting. For more information on topical applications, we suggest consulting an aromatherapist or a credible aromatherapy book such as the one listed below.
- BathAdding just a few drops of Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus or other essential oils to a warm bath is a wonderful way to unwind after a long, stressful day. As with all highly concentrated essential oils, be cautious when allowing any essential oil to come into contact with the skin, as some may cause skin irritation or discomfort. They can make your tub slippery too, so watch your step.
- CosmeticsSome essential oils can be complementary to your favorite cosmetic and personal care products. These include soaps and body wash, shampoos and conditioners, moisturizing lotions and creams, and many others. Always make sure that the oil youre working with is appropriate, or diluted appropriately, for topical use.
Why NOW® Solutions Essential Oils Are Better
NOW® Pure Essential Oils are favorites among aromatherapists and casual users alike. Each one is highly concentrated, synthetic-free compounds and subject to the same testing as our Certified Organic oils. NOW® Solutions Essential Oils are thoroughly researched, scientifically formulated, and tested to be of the highest grade possible. The integrity of an essential oil is determined by the botanical from which it was derived, proper harvest and gentle extraction methods to bring products to life.