Grapefruit Hydrosol


Grown and distilled by me in Maui

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Pink Grapefruit Hydrosol – Citrus x paradisi from Paradise!

2 oz bottle with spray top $15.00
4 oz bottle with screw top $25.00

This grapefruit tree grows on the property I live and garden on, which means it has never been sprayed 🙂 I distilled the whole grapefruit cut into eighths.

Grapefruit has a lovely uplifting citrus-y sweet scent. It also has a lovely flavor! 1/4 tsp in a glass of water is delicious. My favorite way to use Grapefruit hydrosol is in the morning, I like to spritz my face with it just before I put on my oil moisturizer.

Grapefruit benefits:

Antidepressant and anxiolytic, antinociceptive (can reduce pain by acting on the nervous system), helps the liver detox — both phase 1 and 2, and is diuretic. Good for stimulating digestion and lymphatic system too.

How to use hydrosols?

Most common:

#1 mist face and body prior to oil or moisturizer. This helps your oil to seal the moisture into your skin.

  • Need to uplift your mood? Use grapefruit hydrosol.
  • Want to brighten your skin or balance your hormones? Use rose geranium hydrosol.
  • Working on a big project, school, or learning and remembering something? use rosemary hydrosol.
  • Feeling a little congested? Try the red bottlebrush (eucalyptus) hydrosol.
  • Have a little cut or scrape? Use yarrow hydrosol

Use as a toner, pour a little on an organic cotton pad or ball. Or blend 2 different hydrosols and add a little aloe vera or witch hazel hydrosol and make a toner. I offer these here.

Add 1 tsp to a litre of water and enjoy.

Air spritzer – works great in the bathroom

I gargle with hydrosols! My favorite to gargle with is rose geranium.

Eye Pads – soak a cotton pad in hydrosol and lay one on each eye — this is nice when the hydrosol is chilled.


Eye infections, of any type that I’ve experienced have been nipped in the bud many times by me spraying one of my hydrosols on at the first sign of any symptoms.

Poison Ivy – I have found hydrosol helpful at receiving itch from poison ivy — specifically rose, chamomile, and peppermint, used singly.

Spray on a cut or wound to aid in healing and cleaning.

Compresses – after you heat the water and wet your cloth, wring it out, then add a few spritzes of hydrosol.


Use in your clay mask recipe – after applying mask spritz your face with a hydrosol to keep your mask from drying out too quickly.  (I use hydrosols in all the lotions make.)

Add up to 1 tsp to your neti pot water

Use 1 cup in a foot bath or hand bath

Add 1-2 cups to your bath (not very practical for most, but if you happen to have an abundance of a certain hydrosol).

In the laundry you can dampen a washcloth with hydrosol and put in dryer to help freshen stale or stinky clothing.

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