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Angela Bekiaris
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22 Nov 2017
10:59 am

8 benefits of grapefruit oil

Angela Bekiaris

Whether or not you eat grapefruit, you will be amazed by all the health benefits contained in a bottle of grapefruit oil.

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Grapefruit oil is extracted from the outer skin of of the fruit. Celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Carmen Electra use grapefruit oil to stay in shape.

Here are some of the benefits of using grapefruit oil.

1. Boosts immune system: Experts explain that the essential oil of grapefruit is rich in antioxidants – it has a wealth of vitamin C.

2. Eliminates and prevents infections: The antiviral and antimicrobial properties of grapefruit essential oil make it a good disinfectant. It protects the body from new infections, as well as infections which are already present.

3. Inhibits microbial infections: Thanks to its antiseptic properties, it’s great when applied on bruises, wounds, cuts or acne.

4. Stimulates hormone secretion: The oil has stimulating effects on both the body and the mind.

5. Relieves depression: It has an uplifting and relaxing effect on the mind, inducing positive feelings of hope, easing depression and relieving anxiety and stress.

6. Controls appetite: Some studies have shown that a regular dose can decrease your appetite and aid in weight management.

7. Promotes urination: The diuretic properties keep your body light and free from toxins by promoting urination, say experts.

8. Removes toxins: says grapefruit oil ensures healthy functioning of the lymphatic system and boosts its activity, clearing the body of toxins and fighting problems like cellulite, blood urea, rheumatism, arthritis, gout and renal calculi.

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