Grapefruit essential oil is NOT photo-toxic, but it does have a short shelf life - it oxidizes quickly. The oil is processed the same way as the lemon & lime....cold expression. It shares the nutritional qualities of other citrus species, being high in vitamin c and valuable protection against infections & illness.
This oil as well is antiseptic, antitoxic, astringent, bactericidal, diuretic, helps to combat impurities in the blood & organs, it has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic & digestive systems & is a general over-all tonic.
It's aromatherapy benefits can include:
Skin care: acne, congested & oily skin, promotes hair growth, tones the skin & tissues.
Circulation, Muscles & Joints: cellulitis, exercise preparation, muscle fatigue, obesity, stiffness, water retention.
Immune System: chills, colds & flu.
Nervous System: depression, headaches, nervous exhaustion, performance stress.