Grapefruit Essential Oil

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Grapefruit is synonymous with health and well-being, as it's been used in weight loss programs for decades. I even remember my parents eating grapefruit before meals when they were trying to lose weight - anyone else?! The reason being, the tart and sweet taste dissipates your appetite plus it boosts your metabolism, all naturally.

Grapefruit was first documented in 1750 by Welshman Rev. Griffith Hughes and the name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters which resemble those of grapes. Another fun fact, grapefruit was bred as a cross between a pomelo and an orange.

Grapefruit essential oil is the oil for honoring the body, on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Grapefruit is also known for its'cleansing and purifying properties and is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote clear, healthy-looking skin. It also promotes fat burning when applied topically.

Avoid UV light exposure while wearing Grapefruit as it's a photosensitive oil like most citrus oils, which means you could burn! It takes about 50 pounds of grapefruit fo doTERRA's Grapefruit essential oil in a 15 ml bottle,

Emotionally, Grapefruit teaches true appreciation for one's physical body. This is so important, especially for spiritual minded people that hold the belief that they are above their bodies and don't need them. We are spiritual beings, yes, but we're having a physical experience and that means we must honor our physical bodies.

Some forms of abuse to our body include negligent behavior, judging ones' body weight or type, or severe dieting. These behaviors based on toxic thoughts that get buried deep within our body, as the body hears what the mind says the actions are carried .

The underlying reason Grapefruit essential oil helps in weight loss programs is because it encourages a positive relationship with ones body based on love and acceptance, which in turn curbs emotional eating. It teaches individuals to take responsibility for their feelings and that they no longer need to hide them around food, body abuse, strict regimens, and eating issues.

In this way, Grapefruit supports healing from addictions, obsessions, and even adrenal fatigue. It's a versatile and incredibly healing oil that belongs in every oil aficionado's collection!

Chemical Constituents

  • d-limonene

  • Myrcene

Learn more about the chemical constituents in doTERRA's chemistry wheel.

Top Properties

  • Diuretic

  • Antioxidant

  • Antiseptic

  • Astringent

  • Antitoxic

  • Purifier

  • Expectorant


Southeastern U.S.

How it smells

Citrus, floral, fruity

Physical Support

  • For weight loss and obesity, take in a capsule or in water, apply to areas of concern to breakdown fat cells

  • For breast and uterine issues and progesterone balance, take in a capsule or apply diluted to area of concern

  • For addictions and sugar cravings, diffuse or take in a capsule

  • For oily skin and acne, apply to areas of concern to better manage breakouts

  • For detoxification and cellulite, rub on bottoms of feet or drink in water for an overall detox. apply diluted to problem areas to breakdown cellulite

  • For lymphatic and kidney toxicity, drink in water or apply diluted over lymph nodes, kidney area or bottoms of feet

  • For adrenal fatigue apply diluted with basil over adrenal area, on bottoms of feet or back of neck. take in a capsule

  • For gallstones and gallbladder support take with geranium in a capsule

  • For hangover and jet lag take in a capsule to ease symptoms

Mental Support

To increase focus, use aromatically or topically

Emotional Support

  • For feelings of being divided, use aromatically and topically to feel validated

  • For feelings of energy and excitement, use aromatically

Spiritual Support

  • To honor one's body, apply over wrists or over entire stomach

  • For the fear of being seen, use aromatically or topically

Found In

  • Slim & Sassy Metabolic blend

  • AromaTouch Massage blend

  • Citrus Bliss Invigorating blend

  • Arise Yoga Kit Enlightening blend

Ways to use

Check out these ways to use Grapefruit here!

Companion Oils

  • Basil

  • Neroli

  • Peppermint

  • Rosemary

  • Patchouli

  • Bergamot

  • Fennel

How to order

  • If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get your Grapefruit here.

  • Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.


  • The Essential Life

  • Emotions and Essential Oils


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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.

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