Last week I was trying to decide on what essential oil to add to my Shea Butter mix that I use daily for lots of its natural benefits such as reducing scars and stretch marks, moisturising and protecting my skin from the sun (check out our shea butter benefits blog post here) I wanted something summery and fresh to awaken the senses during this busy time of the year, so I settled on grapefruit which has a clean and fresh aroma. As well as this essential oil smelling divine and helping you feel refreshed and awake, its got lots of other awesome benefits as well. Its oil comes from the fruits peel which holds a lot of volatile compounds. I’m going to list a few that will particularly get you though the summer festive season. ▪ Helps beat hangover symptoms ▪ Natural stress and fatigue fighter ▪ Helps curb sugar cravings ▪ Decreases fluid retention ▪ Cleanses the body ▪ Increases energy levels ▪ Increases metabolism As you can see there are so many reasons why this essential oil is perfect for you this season. It’s scent is uplifting, soothing and clarifying, you can either use the oil directly on the skin by adding it to a clean cotton ball along with a touch of coconut oil and rubbing it on your wrists, neck or chest. For an all day effect add it into a diffuser or to use it orally just add it to your water bottle or cup of tea. Grab your grapefruit oil here and give it a try yourself, let us know in the comments what you thought of it!