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Grapefruit: The Oil of Honouring the Body

Grapefruit is very cleansing to the aura and mental body which helps release confusion and mental chatter. Once we clear the mental chatter, we can be more receptive to our inner voice and intuitive powers. So ultimately, Grapefruit helps us restore our own power and claim our own spiritual purpose. The aromatic effects of Grapefruit include supporting one’s own sense of self-love and approval especially with regards to loving and honouring our bodies. Grapefruit can help a person be grateful for their body for everything it does for them, and treat it with honour and care. It encourages healthy habits coming from a place of love instead of a place of self-loathing.

Grapefruit teaches the individual to direct love towards their body when they have gone too long in patterns of negligence and abuse towards their body. These forms of abuse may include severe dieting, binging, eating too much junk food, judging one’s weight or body type and even starvation. These acts of violence towards the body are often motivated by a deep hatred and disgust that has been buried within the psyche and it gets directed at the body. There is always a dissatisfaction with one’s body and feelings of never looking good enough.

Grapefruit helps curb emotional eating not because of its flavor but because of its uplifting aroma which encourages positive relationships with one’s physical body based out of love, tolerance and acceptance. All these feelings of anxiousness, bad moods and stress impact our hormones and thus our weight. So Grapefruit comes in to encourage us to respect our physical needs. When we come to understand that no amount of food can fill a void in our hearts, that only love can do that, we finally take ownership of our feelings and get the help we need in addressing them. There’s no need to hide our feelings anymore through food, body abuse, strict regimens, eating disorders and other forms of addictions.

Grapefruit is there to help us hold our body in gratitude, respect and honor.

Blends Well With

Grapefruit blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Basil, Bergamot, Lemon, Peppermint, Wild Orange.

Usage Tips

As with all citrus essential oils, avoid contact with direct sunlight for 12+ hours after use. Grapefruit is said to NOT interfere with prescription drugs (particularly statin drugs) that interact poorly with the fruit or juice of grapefruit, but it’s still advised to consult with or notify your doctor. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”