What is Grapefruit Hydrosol?
It is the product of distillantion of grapefruit. When producing grapefruit essential oils, 2 substances are obtained
The first one is concentrated essential oil, the other is a noble residue of mixed water steam and essential oil…named hydrosol.
Its botanical name is Citrus Paradisii
I am buying mine in a small village in New Caledonia. Actually grapefruits in New Caledonia are as big as melons…
Aspect of grapefruit hydrosol:
It is a transparent liquid, we can observ some particuls due to the fruit.
The smell is fruity, acidulous, sweet and aromatic
Benefits and use of Grapefruit Hydrosol:
Purifying and astringent, this aromatic water is cleansing oily skins and retightening derm pores. It is also tonifying scalp, helping to fight against hair loss.
Lipolytic (it means destroying fat) and draining, it favored the elimination of water retention, destocking fat and firming up derm tissues.
Extremelly aromatic, it is heavenly perfuming your homemade cosmetics.
Congested skins, oily or mix
Using advise and recipe:
Can be used pure as a face skin toner
Bi-phasic cellulite fighter:
-1 tbsp of tamanu oil (calophyllum Inophyllum)
– 1tbsp of macadamia oil (I like the vanilla macerated in macadamia oil for its fragrance)
– 20 drops of lemon essential oil
-20 drops of grapefruit essential oil
-5 tbsp of grapefruit hydrosol
-30 drops of grapefruit seed extract for preserving your anti cellulite spray
shake and spray generously before sleeping, indulge yourself with a massage from your ankles to your hips…
Air Purifying Mist:
In a spray container, mix
-1 cup of Grapefruit hydrosol
-1/2 a cup of verbena hydrosol
-1/2 a cup of lemon hydrosol
-10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
Shake it well and spray generously in your home…this blend will perfume and purify your home, it is perfect to be used in ill person’s bedroom.
Sherbet Recipe with lime and grapefruit aromatic water: click on the link
Grapefruit aromatic water is sweet and perfect for skin and hair care…great ingredient to use for your homemade cosmetic recipes.