Grapefruit, White EO

Citrus paradisi Macfad.

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Our White Grapefruit essential oil has a 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

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Selected size SKU:415-016 - Grapefruit, White 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$9.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$12.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$21.00
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$36.00
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$64.50
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$116.00
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$264.00
$2.00
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Product Overview

Our White Grapefruit essential oil has a 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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White Grapefruit

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Ghostly - perhaps under appreciated and pithier of the grapefruits. I can see using this oil where I do not want too much cheer nor sweetness in my blend or make a refreshing top accord such as white grapefruit, lime & coriander

Review by Vireo 4/14/2019

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