Often when we talk about citrus, the first thing that comes to mind is of course, lemon. There's no question that lemon is surely a prominent name when it comes to the world of citrus fruits. However, it is far from being the only citrus fruit in the world!
Every citrus fruit has its own share of benefits and qualities. These fruits might have different applications in the food space. It is not used just as a garnish but even as the main ingredient in Spanish dishes like ceviche. Similarly, they have different applications when it comes to using them as essential oils as well.
Just to introduce you to a few more citrus fruits, some of them are citron, orange, sweet lime, bergamot, and grapefruit, and distinct from all of these is the non-fruity citrus element called lemongrass.
We will be looking at the benefits and applications of lemongrass oil, grapefruit oil, and Bergamot oil.
Lemongrass oil is commonly known as citronella oil or sometimes, referred to as the oil of wintergreen. It is effectively used as an insect repellent in tropical areas. The oil possesses brilliant antifungal properties and can also be used to treat parasitic infections. It has also been used to catalyze the healing of wounds. Outside the medical field, the essential oil of citronella can be used to lift your mood and fight fatigue.
Perhaps the most practical and widespread manifestation of this amazing citrus fruit called bergamot is in Earl Gray tea. It is sometimes added with camomile tea end it is not a thing of wonder that it finds good company with the tea that is had before sleep. Bergamot oil has been found to release dopamine and serotonin which can help relieve anxiety and depression. In addition, Bergamot oil is also helpful in fighting food poisoning. It has been found through scientific research that the oil also has the capacity to lower cholesterol levels.
It is quite strange to notice that grapefruit is known for its distinct pink color. Just like most essential oils, grapefruit oil is extracted using cold press methods, and it has a lot of health benefits. There have been instances of grapefruit oil having been known to suppress appetite. This consequently promotes weight loss. The oil also has antibacterial and anti-microbial effects and can help people with a weak immune system. It helps in balancing the mood especially when it is used with a diffuser. This results in better stress management and lowering of blood pressure.
The benefits of lemon oil have already been extensively covered in another blog that you can find here!
Each variety of citrus has its own set of benefits, and one of the best ways to ensure that you get the goodness of the citrus powerhouse is through proper essential oils.
Every application needs to have a different concentration of essential oils. It should also be uncompromising on purity and authenticity.
If you would like to procure citrus essential oils for your business, you can get in touch with Ultraadox. We have tied up with a lot of direct produce farms that use organic and sustainable methods to grow citrus fruits. Our process of extraction is certified to comply with standards of quality.
All you need to do is send us an RFQ and we will take care to take it forward.