Thanks to its tart taste and signature color, it’s not hard to see why grapefruit is a citrus favorite. But this favored fruit is so much more than a side to your breakfast or an element in your summer sorbet. In fact, Grapefruit oil benefits range from skin-cleansing properties to weight-management support—not to mention its delightful, cheery scent!

Check out our eight things you should know about Grapefruit essential oil and Grapefruit Vitality™ to learn more about these all-stars!

LMC35601. Origin story

Grapefruit trees can be quite tall—reaching up to 20 feet! They have lush, dense foliage, and the grape-like clusters of fruit are the source of the unique name. We cold press peels of the fresh fruit to distill this citrus essential oil and bottle the inviting smell of a grapefruit orchard for you.

2. Room refresher

Want your living room to feel like a sunny beach house or your bathroom to feel like a sleek spa? Grapefruit’s complex scent is a welcome burst of freshness on its own or when combined with other essential oils.

We love to mix equal parts Grapefruit, Peppermint, Orange, Lemon, and Bergamot along with distilled water to create a DIY room refresher. Spray anywhere you’d like an uplifting and energizing scent!

3. Skin-cleansing super powers

Grapefruit’s great scent isn’t the only reason you can find it in luxurious facial and body cleansers. Grapefruit essential oil’s benefits also include its skin-cleansing properties, which leave skin with a smooth-looking glow. Refresh your evening ritual by adding Grapefruit essential oil to your lotions, toners, or cleansers, so you can see the benefits to your skin firsthand.

Keep in mind that Grapefruit is a photosensitive oil, and it’s recommended that you avoid sunlight and UV rays for 12 hours after topical application.

4. Blissful blends

Grapefruit oil’s sweet, invigorating scent is what makes it easy to associate this essential oil with feelings of joy, satisfaction, and playfulness. That’s why it’s a favorite for summery blends that can brighten any day the whole year through. Use the following blend for a bright, happy scent in your office, bedroom, or kitchen!

Grapefruit Getaway

4 drops Grapefruit essential oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil

2 drops Orange essential oil

5. Cheery chores

Add some zest to your weekend chores with a few drops of liquid sunshine. Grapefruit’s fresh scent is the perfect way to give household cleaners an aromatic boost and leave the bright aroma wafting through your home. Find tips for making your house spotless by checking out the 15 dirtiest spots in your house and how to make them sparkle on the blog!

6. Happy hydration

Grapefruit Vitality Essential Oil - Young LivingThe secret to a successful day? A great morning. Welcome your day with a sunny outlook and a glass of Grapefruit Vitality™ water. This dietary essential oil supports weight management and the lymphatic and circulatory systems,* making it a great way to start the day. Plus, its tangy taste is a delicious addition to chilled or sparkling water!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

7. Skin-smoothing salt scrub

Whether you’re stepping into a steamy shower or soaking in a warm bath, this DIY salt scrub will make you feel like you’ve splurged on a luxury spa experience. It uses two types of salt—Himalayan rock salt and Dead Sea salt—and has a pretty pink color that makes it feel extra special.

8. Citrus lips 

Want even more Grapefruit goodness? Make lips soft and smooth with a swipe of our Grapefruit Lip Balm. It seals in moisture with coconut oil and wolfberry seed oil and leaves a fresh, fruity taste. You’ll love it during the summer and all year long!

Love learning about Young Living Grapefruit essential oil? You’ll definitely want to check out our post How to Use Bergamot like a Pro and our love letter Dear Lemongrass: 9 Reasons I Adore You.

Did we miss a must-have tip? Share your Grapefruit secrets in the comments!