The essential oil is obtained by cold expression from the peel. Like many other citrus oils, its shelf life is short and the oil must be stored under the correct conditions to prevent oxidation. The market of grapefruit juice, and therefore the oil, is particularly susceptible to food trends, going in and out of fashion regularly, notwithstanding the variation in the crop sizes from one season to the other.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Nov - June
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, citrus, grapefruit, dry
Common Applications grapefruit, citrus, orange, tropical, bitter
Appearance Yellow liquid
Optical Rotation +91.0 to +96.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4700 - 1.4800
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.848 - 0.860
Flash Point ℃ 44°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.