Grapefruit Vitality™ Essential Oil

Citrus paradisi

Grapefruit Vitality™ essential oil supports healthy weight management, as well as the lymphatic and circulatory systems when taken as a dietary supplement.  It can also be added to food and beverages to impart a zesty citrus flavor to your favorite dishes.*  A natural cross of the pomelo and the sweet orange, grapefruit is derived from a cultivated tree growing to a height of 32 feet and the oil is extracted from cold expression of the fresh peel of the fruit.  Apart from its use in aromatherapy, Grapefruit serves as a fragrance component in perfumes, cosmetics, and soaps, as well as food flavoring.  Grapefruit has been known to ease our hunger for immediate satisfaction and our often desperate need to feel full of food.

Product Profile

  • Has a zesty, fresh flavor

  • Contains antioxidants*

  • Offers cleansing properties*

Product Use & Tips

Suggestions from Young Living

  • Put 2 drops in a capsule and take 3 times daily.
  • Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take it to support your weight-management program.*

  • Stay hydrated and experience Grapefruit Vitality’s cleansing properties by adding 1–2 drops to your chilled purified or sparkling water.*

  • Bring some zest to your marinades, dressings, sauces, and desserts with Grapefruit Vitality.

  • Combine Grapefruit Vitality with a chilled serving of NingXia Red® for an added boost to your daily wolfberry goodness.

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NingXia Red Jelly Treats

It’s not always easy finding snacks that you feel good serving, but Young Living’s NingXia Red® jellies will definitely hit the sweet spot. With NingXia Red, delicious Grapefruit Vitality™ and Lime Vitality essential oils, and agar agar powder (a vegan gelatin alternative), you get to control exactly what’s in these delicious treats!

Ingredients:
1 cup NingXia Red
1 ½ teaspoons agar agar powder (gelatin alternative)
4 teaspoons honey
3 drops Grapefruit Vitality™ Essential Oil
3 drops Lime Vitality™ Essential Oil
Silicon molds

Instructions:
1. Combine the NingXia Red, agar agar powder, and honey in a saucepan. Mix with a metal spoon until fully dissolved and heat on medium-high.
2. Once boiling, remove from heat immediately and stir in the essential oils. Taste for sweetness. The mixture should be almost too sweet, since the flavors will mellow during cooling.
3. Pour the mixture into silicon molds.
4. Let your molds cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour until set.
5. Keep leftovers in the fridge or a cool place.
6. Enjoy!

 

DIY Essential Oil Flavored Ice Cubes

Want to get creative in the kitchen (children are invited too), play with flavors and styling, and feel fancy to boot? Dress up your drinks with ice cubes infused with essential oils!

With a mix of herbs and fruit, you’ll get ice cubes that taste nice and look even nicer. As they melt, they add subtle flavor to your beverages, make a gorgeous statement with little effort, and lend that little extra something every party or snack time needs.

Start whipping up some culinary creations that are as striking as they are scrumptious. Cheers to you!

Lemon-Lime Ice Cubes

Ingredients:
• 1 lemon, cut into small pieces
• 1 lime, cut into small pieces
• 5–12 drops Lemon Vitality™
• 5–12 drops of Lime Vitality ™
• 10 ounces water

Instructions:
1. Squeeze lemons and limes into a bowl and drop them in. Add drops of essential oil. Start with 12 drops (approximately 1 drop per ice cube) and add more for a stronger flavor. Mix well to combine the juice with the oil and cover the fruit.
2. Place a lemon and/or lime in each well in the mold.
3. Cover with water and freeze.

Lavender-Peach Ice Cubes

Ingredients:
• Lavender sprigs, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 1 peach, peeled and pureed (about 2 ounces)
• 12 drops Lavender Vitality™
• 10 ounces water

Instructions:
1. After your peach is peeled and pureed, add essential oil and mix well.
2. Evenly disperse lavender sprigs among the ice cube molds.
3. Mix the peach/oil mixture with water and pour into molds.
4. Freeze.

Rasberry-Rosemary Ice Cubes

Ingredients:
• Rosemary sprigs, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 1 cup raspberries, rinsed
• 12 drops Rosemary Vitality™
• 10 ounces water

Instructions:
1. Put raspberries and essential oil in a bowl and mix well to cover the fruit with oil.
2. Evenly disperse the raspberries and rosemary springs among the ice cube molds.
3. Cover with water and freeze.

Grapefruit Ice Cubes

Ingredients:
• ½ grapefruit, zested and peeled
• 12 drops Grapefruit Vitality™
• 10 ounces water

Instructions:
1. After your grapefruit is zested and peeled, cut it into small pieces. Place 12 pieces into a bowl. If you have more than 12 ice cube molds to fill, use enough grapefruit pieces to fill your molds.
2. Add essential oil and mix well to cover the fruit with the oil.
3. Place a pinch of zest in the bottom of each ice cube mold and top with a piece of grapefruit.
4. Cover with water and freeze.

Blackberry-Basil Ice Cubes

Ingredients:
• 1 cup blackberries, rinsed
• 3–12 drops Basil Vitality™
• 10 ounces water

Instructions:
1. Add half the blackberries to a bowl. Use a muddler, potato masher, or fork to partially smash the blackberries.
2. Add a few drops of essential oil and mix well. (In this recipe, we recommend you start with 3 drops and work your way up to 12 since Basil Vitality has a very strong flavor.)
3. Evenly disperse the other half of the blackberries into your ice cube molds.
4. Combine the muddled blackberry/oil mixture with water and pour into molds.
5. Freeze.

Orange-Mint Ice Cubes

Ingredients:
• 1 orange, peeled and sliced
• Handful of mint leaves
• 6 drops Orange Vitality™
• 6 drops Peppermint Vitality™
• 10 ounces water

Instructions:
1. Add the mint leaves to a bowl. Use a muddler, potato masher, or fork to partially mash up the mint leaves.
2. Add essential oils and mix well.
3. Place a piece of orange and a spoonful of the mint/oil mixture into each ice cube mold.
4. Cover with water and freeze.

 

DIY Essential Oil-Infused Summer Mocktails

Sip, sip, hooray for healthy mocktails! Learn how to make your new favorite summer drink in this video tutorial.

Is it even summer if you don’t have an ice-cold drink in your hand? These sweltering, hot days call for a tall glass of something fresh, cool, and flavorful. Whatever your tastes, we’ve got you covered with three alcohol-free summer cocktail recipes the whole family can enjoy.

Cucumber-Lemon Cooler

Ingredients:
• ½ cucumber
• 2–3 drops Lemon Vitality™
• 1 lemon, juiced
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 4 ounces club soda or sparkling water
• Mint leaves for garnish, if desired

Directions:
1. Chop cucumber into small pieces and mix with Lemon Vitality, lemon juice, and honey in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
2. Place cucumber mixture in the bottom of a mason jar and pour club soda on top. Add ice and mix well.
3. Add mint for garnish.

 

Blue Mule Mocktail

Ingredients:
• 8 blueberries
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 ounce lime juice
• 2–3 drops Lime Vitality™
• 5 ounces NingXia Zyng®
• Thyme sprig for garnish

Directions:
1. Mix blueberries with honey in a bowl.
2. Pour blueberry-honey mixture into a copper mug or glass.
3. Add fresh lime juice and Lime Vitality.
4. Fill to the top with Zyng.
5. Garnish with more blueberries, sprig of thyme, and a slice of lime if desired.

 

Rosemary-Grapefruit Refresher

Ingredients:
• 1 cup water
• ¼ cup rosemary leaves
• 1 cup sugar or honey
• 3 ounces grapefruit juice
• 2-3 drops Grapefruit Vitality™
• 3 ounces NingXia Zyng™
• Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions:
To make the simple syrup:
1. Add water, rosemary leaves, and sugar or honey to a pot. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar or honey dissolves.
2. Simmer for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat and let the syrup steep, about 30 minutes.
4. Strain the rosemary leaves out.
5. Store in a sterilized glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

To make the rosemary grapefruit refresher:
1. Add 1 tablespoon of rosemary simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and Grapefruit Vitality to a shaker. Top with ice. Shake well to combine.
2. Fill a glass with ice. Pour mixture in and fill to the top with Zyng.
3. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

 

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