Grapefruit / Pomelo

Family Rutaceae. The tree grows between 15 and 20 feet tall, has dark, shiny leaves and large fruit which are typically yellow and between 4-6 inches diameter. The most sought after parts for skincare are the peel, composed mainly of limonene (up to 90%), used to create oil via cold pressing, and the seed. Grapefruits are antioxidant rich and contain vitamins A, B5 and C and lycopene. Geography: Cultivated in subtropical climates worldwide.

Historical Uses

Provides uplifting, cleansing and aromatherapeutic benefits while delivering antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to the skin. Used often as a fragrance component in creams, lotions, perfumes, soaps.