Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

doTERRA Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses & Benefits Essential oils have truly nourishing properties, and grapefruit is no exception. Grapefruit essential oil is one of the most refreshing and uplifting essential oils on the planet, and doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is the purest grapefruit oil on the market. Grapefruit oil is well known as an energizer and invigorator, a mood booster, a metabolism supporter, and as a purifying/detoxifying oil. The oil is cold-pressed from the grapefruit rinds, which gives it that fresh citrus scent with a hint of bitterness, just as a fresh grapefruit would.  Truly an oil of many purposes, I’m excited to share with you a few of my favorites uses and recipes for grapefruit essential oil.

Metabolism & Weight Management

If you’re looking for an essential oil to support the optimal functioning of your metabolism, grapefruit essential oil is one of the best. It can help pacify cravings and hunger and is one of the most useful essential oils for those trying to manage their weight. One of the easiest ways to use grapefruit essential oil for weight management is to drop 1-2 drops into a large glass of water each morning. Sip the blend as soon as you wake up and a few times throughout the day if you like, which will help to pacify cravings. Another popular way to use grapefruit oil is to combine grapefruit essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba, and then gently rub the massage oil into your abdomen, which can help with managing water weight.

If you need an all-around energizing massage blend, adding grapefruit essential oil to a carrier oil makes for a therapeutic dose of goodness with which you can massage your neck and shoulders throughout the day to feel a sense of clarity, calm, clarity and general contentment.

Here’s a lovely massage blend that will not only help with weight when you massage it into your abdomen, but also uplift your mood when massaging it into your neck and shoulders.

Grapefruit Metabolism Massage Blend

What you need:

  • 4 drops dōTERRA Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Basil essential oil
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Cypress essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil or jojoba oil

What to do:
Combine these essential oils with a high-quality carrier oil and store them in a small glass bottle. Massage your body as often as you like throughout the day.


Grapefruit oil is renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties, which is why it’s a great supplement oil to any detox. When sipped in your water, it will help support healthy digestion, and can help curb cravings for things like sugar and carbs. Always a favorite when we are cleansing, along with lemon essential oil, I love to make water infusions with grapefruit oil. I love adding grapefruit in combination with fresh fruit. Here is one of my favorites from my Water Infusion book:

Citrus Bliss Water Infusion Lemon Orange Lime Infused Water

  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds
  • 1 medium vanilla bean
  • 2 quarts still water
  • 1 drop dōTERRA grapefruit essential oil

Add lemons, oranges, limes, and vanilla bean to the insert of a 1-quart infusion pitcher. Fill pitcher with water and add essential oil. Allow to steep for at least 30 minutes, but preferably for 2 to 3 hours, before serving.

Mood Boosting

Another one of grapefruit essential oil’s outstanding health benefits is its ability to brighten our moods. As we breathe in the citrusy aromas of grapefruit, we feel greater clarity of thought, feelings and emotions. We also get a welcome mood boost, as grapefruit essential oil has a brightening effect on our state of mind. It also helps us evolve into healthier versions of ourselves because the scent actually works to help us move past habitual and mindless habits that get us stuck in patterns of behavior that don’t necessarily promote our health and well-being.

If you have an essential oil diffuser, you can use grapefruit essential oil with filtered water to purify the air around you. Keep the diffuser on your desk while you work to enhance your mood or on your kitchen counter as you putter about in the kitchen to purify the air.  Below is one of my favorite uplifting diffuser blends, combining the refreshing citrus scents of grapefruit and lime with the sweet and uplifting aroma of Ylang Ylang.

Uplifting Diffuser Blend

  • 5 drops dōTERRA Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Lime essential oil
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Ylang Ylang essential oil

doTERRA diffuser

Cleaning & Purification

In addition to cleansing our bodies, citrus oils are particularly good at cleansing and purifying our homes!  In fact, we have replaced all of our toxic household cleaners with essential oil-based, homemade natural cleaners.  We have grapefruit in our genereal household spray cleaner, made with vinegar and distilled water, and also in our dish soap:

Citrus Essential Oil Dish Soap

  • 2 C Castile Soap
  • 1/2 C warm water
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Lemon and Grapefruit essential oils

Grapefruit essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. Along with other citrus oils, grapefruit is incredibly refreshing and also versatile. I hope you have fun enhancing your own life with the many amazing properties of grapefruit oil.

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