Grapefruit Essential Oil

(Citrus paradisi)

Rich in the powerful antioxidant di-limonene, Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of the fresh fruit for a citrusy oil with the bright aroma of a grapefruit orchard. With a sweet, invigorating aroma, this oil can be used to encourage feelings of joy, satisfaction and playfulness.

Not only is Grapefruit oil perfect for diffusing, but it’s also a great addition to DIY skin care products from lotions to bath salts. Get creative and combine it in a salt body scrub with other skin-toning oils such as Lemon and Juniper for a simple home spa experience that gives your skin a smooth-looking glow.

Grapefruit essential oil is known for its invigorating citrus scent and delicious, tart taste. Add Grapefruit essential oil to water to give your drinks a little zing, or add a hint of citrus by incorporating it into culinary recipes. Give NingXia Red® an extra boost of flavour with a couple drops of Grapefruit essential oil.

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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Has a fresh, sweet, invigorating aroma
  • Is uplifting and energising
  • Has skin-cleansing properties
  • Is a great addition to DIY house cleaners
  • Includes the key constituents sabinene, limonene, and nootkatone
Aromatic Profile
From the bottle: Sweet, zesty, citrusy aroma
Key Constituents
  • Limonene
  • Sabinene
  • Nootkatone


Citrus paradisi†(Grapefruit) oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

  • Bring an invigorating aroma into your home by diffusing Grapefruit in the morning.
  • Create a refreshing room spray by mixing Grapefruit, Peppermint, Orange, Lemon, Bergamot, and distilled water in a glass spray bottle.
  • Use it as part of your skin care regimen in lotions, toners, and cleansers for clean, healthy-looking skin. Keep in mind that Grapefruit is a photosensitive oil. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after topical application.
  • Treat yourself to a luxurious, essential oil-infused massage with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and Grapefruit essential oil, focusing on desired areas. You’ll love the invigorating aroma and smoother-looking skin.
  • Blend Grapefruit essential oil and NingXia Red for an added boost of wolfberry goodness.
  • Add 2–3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil and other citrus culinary essential oils to water in a glass water bottle and shake to make a refreshing drink and stay hydrated.
  • Add 5-10 drops of Grapefruit essential oil to a small, slightly damp washcloth. Place it in the dryer while drying towels for a clean, fresh aroma.
  • Deodorise your fridge: half-fill a small container with baking soda and 5-10 drops of Grapefruit essential oil, and leave it in the fridge with the lid off.
  • Freshen your rubbish bins with Grapefruit essential oil sprinkled into baking soda. Shake mixture into the bottom of the bins and refresh as needed.
  • Add to culinary recipes to add a distinct, citrus flavour. Grapefruit essential oil tastes great in desserts, marinades, and salad dressings.
Where to Diffuse
  • Freshen up the kitchen after cooking or cleaning with Grapefruit’s bright, uplifting aroma.
  • Invite the effervescent aroma into the living room to add a sunny note to a party or family time.
  • Diffuse Grapefruit in your bathroom to make your bathroom smell fresh.
Grapefruit has a fresh, invigorating aroma that encourages
feelings of joy, satisfaction, and playfulness. Instantly brighten your kitchen, living room, or office by diffusing its citrus scent, or apply it topically for smoother-looking skin.
Label Directions
Topical: Dilute with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to desired area.
Aromatic: The sweet, zesty aroma is uplifting and revitalising. Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Culinary: Add to food or drink recipes to create another layer of flavour.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark place.
Diffuser Blends
Sweet Springtime Renewal Blend
  • 2 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Spring Fever Blend
  • 4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 3 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
Apple Pie Blend
  • 4 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
  • 2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops Bergamot essential oil
Grouch-Be-Gone Blend
  • 3 drops Orange essential oil
  • 2 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops Lime essential oil
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil or Wintergreen essential oil
Fresh Start Blend
  • 3 drops Orange essential oil
  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Playtime Blend
  • 3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 1 drop Cedarwood essential oil
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing,taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a
health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV
rays for up to 12 hours after applying this product.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
A hybrid of the pomelo (Citrus maxima) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), grapefruit is more than just a part of your breakfast! The fruit likely originated from Jamaica and was first popularised for consumption in the West Indies before spreading to America and throughout citrus-growing areas. It’s now produced in locations throughout the world, including the United States, South Africa, Brazil, and Israel. The grapefruit tree can grow to be quite large, reaching up to 20 feet tall. It has dense foliage, and the grape-like clusters of the fruit are the source of the plant’s name.
Scientific name: Citrus paradisi
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Region(s) grown: South Africa, California , Mexico
Plant part used: Rind
Extraction method: Cold pressed
YL Region: Most Young Living Grapefruit essential oil comes from Mexico.


Q. How many grapefruits does it take to make one 15-ml bottle of grapefruit essential oil?
A. Each grapefruit produces a different amount of essential oil, so it is difficult to say how many go into each bottle.
Q. Do Young Living’s citrus oils oxidize and expire quickly?
A. Young Living’s 100% pure essential oils do not expire and will maintain their integrity, efficacy, and properties almost indefinitely. This is provided they are stored properly in a dark-glass bottle, upright, and tightly sealed; away from UV light; and in cool temperatures.
Q. Does grapefruit essential oil contain nootkatone?
A. The sesquiterpene ketone nootkatone is found in trace amounts. Testing at the Young Living analytical laboratory has shown that nootkatone levels are at the acceptable level or better.
Q. Is grapefruit essential oil extracted from fruit that has seeds?
A. Yes, the fruit from which we extract our essential oil does have seeds. Our grapefruit essential oil is non-GMO.
Q. Is the grapefruit white or pink?
A. We use Citrus paradisi, which can be white, pink, or red fruit. We use white for our essential oil.
Q. Are your citrus essential oils from ripened fruits?
A. The citrus fruits are fully ripened before they are used for our citrus essential oils.