Follow us on our new Insta page »

Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil

Also-called-like-this: Pink Grapefruit Peel Oil
What-it-does: perfuming


The essential oil coming from the peel of the pink grapefruit. In general, the main component of citrus peel oils is limonene (around 90% for grapefruit peel), a super common fragrant ingredient that makes everything smell nice (but counts as a frequent skin sensitizer). Similar to other essential oils, grapefruit peel has also antibacterial and antifungal acitivity

Other than that, citrus peels contain the problematic compounds called furanocoumarins that make them (mildly) phototoxic. So be careful with grapefruit peel oil, especially if it's in a product for daytime use.  

Show me some proof

  • Uysal, Burcu, et al. "Essential oil composition and antibacterial activity of the grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi. L) peel essential oils obtained by solvent‐free microwave extraction: comparison with hydrodistillation." International Journal of Food Science & Technology 46.7 (2011): 1455-1461.
  • Njoroge, Simon Muhoho, et al. "Volatile constituents of redblush grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) and pummelo (Citrus grandis) peel essential oils from Kenya." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 53.25 (2005): 9790-9794.
  • Viuda-Martos, M., et al. "Antifungal activity of lemon (Citrus lemon L.), mandarin (Citrus reticulata L.), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi L.) and orange (Citrus sinensis L.) essential oils." Food control 19.12 (2008): 1130-1138.
  • Dugrand, Audray, et al. "Coumarin and furanocoumarin quantitation in citrus peel via ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS)." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 61.45 (2013): 10677-10684.

Products with Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil

Leahlani Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil Swisse Argan Face Oil Swisse Rose Hip Oil Buena Skin Cosmeceuticals Anti Cellulite Treatment Massage Oil Legology Cellu-Lite Salon Secret For Legs Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment, Bentonite Clay & Tea Tree Essential Oil 10 Degrees Cooler 02 Cleansing Balm - Overnight Mask ASAP Gentle Cleansing Gel D'Alchemy Purifying Facial Cleanser Nk01 HASK Charcoal With Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo Cosmedix Benefit Balance Antioxidant Infused Toning Mist Dr Organic Skin Clear Tea Tree Deep Pore Charcoal Mask Dr Organic Skin Clear Toner Fresh Rice Dry Oil Lush Don'T Look At Me Face Mask artnaturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum de Mamiel Atmosphériques Pure Calm Cleansing Dew osmosis skincare Purify Enzyme Cleanser Coco Kind Vitamin C Serum With Sea Grape Caviar Elemis Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil Fourth Ray Glow Up Face Oil Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo Biotin B-Complex Therapy Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray Sapunoteka Body Lotion Pumpkin Avocado Fourth Ray Beauty Glisten Up Vitamin C Hada Labo Deep Clean & Pore Refining Face Wash Heimish Refresh Water Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm brooklyn botany Brown Sugar Scrub Conscious Chemist Matcha+Hemp Indulge Facial Cream Cosmedix Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser Cosmedix Polish Dual-Action Body Scrub de Mamiel Spring Facial Oil Aura Organics Daily Vitamin C Serum Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 Farsali Unicorn Essence Insta Natural Vitamin C Serum MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser Osmosis Clarify Vitamin A Blemish Serum ZUII Organic Flora Gradual Tan Face Lotion de Mamiel Autumn Facial Oil 100% Pure Sérum De Noche Multi-Vitamin + Antiox Hada Labo Aha/Bha Face Wash Cosmedix Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum Nursem Protective Hand Cream Carbon Theory Facial Purifying Tonic Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Spf 50 Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream The Organic Pharmacy Retinol Night Serum