Grapefruit, Ruby Red EO

Citrus paradisi Macfad.

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Our Ruby Red Grapefruit essential oil has an exceptionally fresh, light, citrusy, sweet, yet slightly bitter aroma, but what sets it apart from other citrus oils is the rather pithy note in the drydown, thanks to a certain chemical constituent found only in Grapefruits. Its olfactory character is almost entirely

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Selected size SKU:410-016 - Grapefruit, Ruby Red 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
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15 ml (1/2 oz)
$10.75
30 ml (1 oz)
$17.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$29.00
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$49.50
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$87.25
473.17 ml (16 oz)
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1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
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Our Ruby Red Grapefruit essential oil has an exceptionally fresh, light, citrusy, sweet, yet slightly bitter aroma, but what sets it apart from other citrus oils is the rather pithy note in the drydown, thanks to a certain chemical constituent found only in Grapefruits. Its olfactory character is almost entirely attributed to powerful trace components, most notably a sulfur-containing compound and the sesquiterpene nootkatone.[1]

Relatively new to the citrus family, Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is a hybrid of Pomelo (Citrus maxima) and Sweet Orange (Citrus x sinensis)[2] – a modern creation of only the last few hundred years. Cold pressed citrus peel essential oils are not byproducts of the juice industry, although the fruits used in the extraction of this product are used for both essential oil and juice. Processing these fruits with different machinery yields cold pressed essential oils from the peels and juice from the pulp – the juice, being a secondary product of oil extraction. The essential oil has a higher value than the juice, and even though the yield is lower (approximately 0.4 – 7% vs. 30 – 35%) both oils and juices are major market products.[3]

Grapefruit oils, like all citrus peel oils, have a predominance of limonene, the bright, lemony monoterpene that provides an absolutely delightful aroma when diffused to refresh and disinfect room environments. The cheerful and calming aroma awakens the senses and makes for a familiar favorite in massage blends, skin toners, outdoor sprays, oily skin and scalp preparations, and cleansers.

1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, p. 345.

2 Ibid.

3 Industry communication.

4 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 282-4.

5 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 66.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 297.

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This is similar to the one I generally get. One may likely believe that the grapefruit is either the same or different. This one happens to be very close to the one I generally use. Also has similar attributes and so this one is very close for someone a little picky but does try new things as well. It is very close to the other grapefruit I generally stay with. You likely won't notice much if any difference between this and some grapefruit on this site. Very close so I will recommend it. I like it in diffuser usually with sage organic with black or pink pepper oil

Review by John 3/25/2023

Best smelling citrus

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When diffusing this it makes my home smell wonderful and fresh. It's sweet notes in particular are very pleasant. Used in hair and came out with a nice old but not oily look. Nice product smells so dang good

Review by Henry 12/3/2019

Red, juicy and delicious

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This is the best grapefruit I have ever smelled. The instant I smelled it, vibrant red, subtle tart and juiciness flooded my brain. I have found other grapefruits to be bitter and less pleasing to the senses. I can't wait to try out the others from you all. Another job well done!!

Review by Eva 3/7/2017

Juicy and full

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My grapefruit of choice for natural perfumery is pink grapefruit. Now ruby red grapefruit is not as sweet or floral but the smell is as delicious and mouthwatering as if someone puts in front of you a platter full of citrus fruits. A very happy smell indeed.

Review by stella 2/19/2013

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