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:
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.