Grapefruit (Citrus x Paradisi)
Referred to as a “forbidden fruit” and one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados, ” Grapefruit was first documented in 1750 by Welshman Rev. Griffith Hughes.
The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters which resemble those of grapes. Known for its energising and invigorating aroma, Grapefruit helps uplift mood and provides a clarifying effect to the mind.
Grapefruit is also renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties and is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin. Grapefruit can also support a healthy metabolism.
Emotionally, it is known as the Oil of Honouring the Body. Grapefruit teaches true respect and appreciation for one’s physical body. It supports individuals who struggle to honour their physical body and are caught in patterns of mistreatment. These forms of abuse may include severe dieting, judging one’s body weight or type and abusing the body through negligent behaviour or violence.
These acts are often motivated by a hate and disgust buried within the psyche which gets directed toward the physical body. Though the individual may obsess over how they look, deep down they never feel they look good enough. There is a dissatisfaction that exists.
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Diuretic, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Astringent, Antitoxic, Purifier, Expectorant
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How to Use
- Add to your teenager’s nightly facial routine to improve the appearance of blemishes (avoid sun exposure).
- Diffuse while dieting or trying to lose weight to increase motivation.
- Add one to two drops to your water to support a healthy metabolism.
- For a soothing massage that leaves behind a light, uplifting fragrance, use Grapefruit.