Origin: Barbados

Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Scientific Name: Citrus paradisi


Element: Air
Day: Sunday
Planet: The Sun
Zodiac: Leo
Deities: Alectrona

Parts Used: Fruits, flowers, leaves

Magical Properties: Cleansing, clairvoyance, happiness, energy, balance, spirituality

Substitutions: Orange, or any other citrus.


Part Used: Peels
Extraction Method: Cold-pressed
Flash Point: 44°C

Scent Type: Citrus
Perfume Note: Top/middle
Scent Description: Bright, sweet-citrusy scent

Aromatherapeutic Uses

Blends well with: Bergamot, lavender, frankincense



Grapefruit is an accidental hybrid of the sweet orange and pomelo (Citrus maxima)

Type: Evergreen tree
Plant size: 5-15m
Leaves: Glossy, dark green, up to 15cm long
Flowers: 5cm white, four-petalled flowers
Fruit: Orange-yellow round fruits, 10-15cm in diameter

Etymology: When they fruits develop, they grow in clusters which look similar to grapes.

In the Garden

Type: Evergreen tree
Light: Full sun
Water: Water regularly
Soil: Well-drained