Common Name: Grapefruit
Latin Binomial: Citrus paradisi
Production Method: Cold Pressed
Countries of Origin: USA
Description of Oil: pale yellow to clear, fresh, sweet, citrus odor
Description of Plant: A large, vigorous, glossy–leaved tree with white flowers and light yellow to orange fruits.
History, Folklore and Myth: Named ‘shaddock fruit’ after Captain Shaddock who introduced it to the West Indies. In 1930, the commercial production of the essential oil began in Florida.
Properties and Uses: antidepressant, antiseptic, detoxifier, stimulant, uplifting tonic
Precautions and Contraindications: Avoid old or oxidized oils. Maximum dermal use level 4%.
Other Interesting Information: Grapefruit is the only citrus species native to the New World.