Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)

Book 1. Essential Oils: 20+ Recipes For Your Body And Soul. Look Relaxed And Well-Groomed

Chapter 15. Grapefruit Oil

Things you’ll need:

Grapefruits

Carrier oil*

Choose the quantities on your own depending on how much oil you want to make

How to make the oil?

Step 1: To choose the grapefruits for making your essential oil, select those that have a moderately thick rind. Wash the grapefruits thoroughly using warm water and mild detergent. Then, rinse the grapefruits in vinegar.

Step 2: With a zester, remove the rind paying attention not to include the white pith.

Step 3: Layer the rind on a tray and place in a dry and warm place. It will take a few days until the rind dries.

Step 4: Add the dried rind in a crock pot and pour in the carrier oil so that the rind is just submerged. Cover the crock pot, set it on low and leave for at least 8 hours. Another way is to add the grapefruit rind to a Mason jar, seal it and then keep it in a warm and sunny place for at least two weeks.

Step 5: Place a few layers of cheesecloth over a glass bowl.

Step 6: Pour the oil through the cheesecloth and strain squeezing the cheesecloth to get out every drop.

Step 7: Store the oil in a dark glass bottle, seal it well and keep in a cool place.

The shelf-life of grapefruit oil is 3 months.