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Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil

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

Official CosIng Information


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 solventā€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

Nutiva Organic Coconut Body Oil, Blissful Grapefruit KLAVUU Special Care Face Treatment 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 Rosen Bright Citrus Serum discipline Night Shift Cleanser + Cloth feel Bright Crate 61 Organics Avocado Grapefruit Soap ESPA Pink Pomelo Lip Balm LOLI Tea Seed Elixir NOTO Deep Serum UMA Absolute Anti Aging Body Oil Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend Dr Ceuracle Pro-Balance Pure Cleansing Oil NeoGenesis Skin Serum Olecule Phyto White+ Pure Anada Fruit Enzyme Exfoliating Cleanser TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment, Bentonite Clay & Tea Tree Essential Oil 10 Degrees Cooler 02 Cleansing Balm - Overnight Mask ASAP Gentle Cleansing Gel ASAP Super C Serum Bioclarity Dewy Dew D'Alchemy Purifying Facial Cleanser Nk01 HASK Charcoal With Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo Jessicurl Awe Inspiraling Spray Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Baking Soda Free Deodorant Stick Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Purifying Toner Beauty Counter Counter+ No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil Beauty Counter Counter+ No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water Indie Lee Energize Body Oil JUMISO All Day Vitamin Clean & Mild Facial Cleanser Nip+Fab Pink Grapefruit Primer Essence OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm cleen beauty Grapefruit Water Gel Moisturizer Art Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum Barry M Unicorn Primer Drops Beauty Elixir Cocokind Vitamin C Serum With Sea Grape Caviar Cosmedix Benefit Balance Antioxidant Infused Toning Mist Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser Pineapple~Papaya Dr Organic Skin Clear Tea Tree Deep Pore Charcoal Mask Dr Organic Skin Clear Toner Fresh Rice Dry Oil Indie Lee Meditation Facial Mist Karen Herzog Essential Mask Beauty-Boost Oxygen Face Mask LILFOX Prickly Pear Illuminating Beauty Nectar Lush Don'T Look At Me Face Mask