Grapefruit Seed Oil (Citrus Paradisii)
Grapefruit, also called Shaddock, is a Citrus fruit, whose scientific name is Citrus Paradisi. It is also known by two other scientific names, Citrus Racemosa and Citrus Maxima. The later, is because of its big size. Like all other citrus fruits. Many of its medicinal properties match oils of other citrus fruits.
Grapefruit seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of Citrus Paradisii fruit and is used for various medicinal and skin care benefits. Grapefruit seed oil is of clear color and has a faint odor, is rich in natural components that nourish and protect the skin, including vitamins A, C and E and various antioxidants. It also boasts essential phytonutrients -- such as lycopene, beta-carotene and bioflavonoids -- that promote cellular health. This is a great oil for nourishing the skin, especially for acneic or oily skin. Grapefruit seed oil carries antifungal, antiseptic, and astringent properties to the skin. Grapefruit seed oil is usually safe enough to apply full-strength to affected areas of skin on the body but may be too strong full-strength for sensitive skin.
Because it promotes skin health and healing, it is sometimes used in massage oils, lotions, and creams, and as a healing additive to body scrubs. It also is an ingredient in some shampoos and conditioners for scalp and hair health, as well as facial skincare products such as masks, cleansers, and serums.
Grapefruit Seed Oil has a high vitamin C content and is therefore a valuable antioxidant and fights free radicals, thus also making it a great oil of mature, fatigued, tired skin. This oil is effective in protecting the body from all harms done by the oxidants, like aging, degeneration of tissues, and muscular degeneration. The oil has a unique 'fat dissolving' characteristic great to reduce cellulite; it is also very good for cleansing oily skin and helping with acne due to its astringent nature. Grapefruit Seed Oil will help to clear a greasy, congested and acne skin, while also helping the tissue get rid of cellulite and drain any excess retained water, when used in massage oil regimen. Grapefruit seed oil helps remove toxins from the skin and body. It stimulates lymphatic system and circulatory system. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in our body. It is involved in the removal of unwanted and toxic substances from the body. Grapefruit Oil ensures a good health of lymphatic system and boosts it up, thereby freeing the body from toxins, as well as fighting problems like cellulite.
Grapefruit seed oil exerts great uplifting and relaxing effects on mind. It induces a positive feeling and hope, soothes depression and relieves mind of anxiety and stress. This effect is due to its stimulating effects on certain hormones which have uplifting effects on the brain.
Grapefruit seed oil provides a tonic effect on the skin, tightens it up and makes it look younger by fighting wrinkles and age signs.
Grapefruit seed oil provides the skin with cleaning effect, by removing dirt from the pores. Particularly good for treating oily skin and acne. Gives a refreshing feeling. Also beneficial for treating stiffness and cramp in muscles.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.