What's The Difference Between The Grapefruit Essential Oils?

With so many essential oil options and everyone whispering, shouting, or spamming the world that "you've got to try this....." or "we have the purest essential oils" it is TOUGH.

Yet, you, my friend, are super smart and your body senses will not lie.

What Is The Difference Between The Divine Essential Oils Of Grapefruit + White Grapefruit?

Grapefruit is a cross between a pomelo and a sweet orange. The most famous is the pink grapefruit! doTERRA offers grapefruit and white grapefruit essential oil.

Grapefruit, in general, is good for body image, but white grapefruit is really diving because it brings in light, love, and general goodness because it's brighter. You can smell the difference between grapefruit and white grapefruit. 

The biggest difference between the two is in the pith (the pith is the spongey material around the citrus inside). You may be thinking "Aren't all the piths the same?" - not a crazy thought to have!

White grapefruit essential oil has a brighter, whiter, dry pith compared to regular or pink grapefruit which is pinker or simply more off-white. This difference in pith provides slightly different chemistry, smell, and benefits!

How To Use The Different Grapefruit Essential Oils


If you are struggling with body image or self-compassion-- you can find some nurturing properties by using the gorgeous grapefruit essential oil over your solar plexus.

Who knew that grapefruit essential oil could also help support achy joints and muscles?! Dilute grapefruit in a carrier oil and blend it with juniper and marjoram essential oil to massage into muscles after a strenuous workout.

When you are looking for support in green cleaning power, essential oils with a higher chemistry of D-limonene can be highly cleansing and purifying. Use it as part of your cleaning regimen or put a few drops down your kitchen sink to keep it smelling fresh with some baking soda.

Have you tried grapefruit essential oil in your sparkling water or frosting? What a treat! Just add 3 drops of white or pink grapefruit to your buttercream or cream cheese frosting for a delicious spin on your next batch of goodness!


White grapefruit is lighter and yellow in color, yet has some magical properties that help your mind and body. You use white grapefruit as a toner, as a topical use in the evening when you will not be around the sun. You can also use this essential oil internally for digestive support and helping your blood sugar levels stay in check in addition to supporting a healthy metabolism.

Need an energy boost? Diffuse grapefruit it to bring in "light" and love. You can use 6 drops of grapefruit with 4 drops of any one of these essential oils:

  • petitgrain
  • neroli
  • wild orange
  • green mandarine
  • vetiver
  • douglas fir

So delicious!

When using support for your mental and physical energies, white grapefruit is lovely for balancing your feminine and masculine energies. Think the sun and moon...the sun has masculine energy and the moon has that quiet feminine energy and is supported by using white grapefruit over the heart, bottom of the feet, or diffusing. When the full moon is present, combine with jasmine or magnolia. Looking to send the old out and call in the new? Try white grapefruit with tea tree. More options for blending would be:

  • basil
  • bergamot
  • cedarwood
  • chamomile
  • cypress
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • juniper
  • lavender
  • peppermint
  • rosemary
  • rosewood
  • ylang ylang

A secret little trick with this essential oil that it is super supportive in self-compassion. Some of us are so critical of ourselves and our bodies. These temples we reside in need to be nurtured on so many levels. 

Clean water, clean foods, and clean thoughts. White grapefruit offers confidence to create equal relationships that are authentic and balanced. Forming healthy relationships with others, especially yourself is critical for showing up for yourself and those around you to pursue confident personal power that is not assertive in a negative way when using this over your belly, specifically below the breast bone on the solar plexus. This gorgeous tool is the collaboration between divinity and personal power. White grapefruit offers us a balance between the two, it allows us to show up as ourselves.

Where Is White Grapefruit Produced?

Grown in Greece cooperating with over 30,000 growers, you will find families who have been creating production for 3 and 4 generations. So--- each bottle we purchase and use provides our families with the love and care across the miles from farmers who have been with their orchards for a very, very long time.

White Grapefruit Body Butter Recipe


  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 15 drops white grapefruit essential oil
  • 15 drops essential oil of choice
Recommendations: Pair white grapefruit essential oil with wild orange oil, bergamot oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, or peppermint oil.


  1. Measure all ingredients except for the essential oils in a glass jar.
  2. Fill a large saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water and bring just to a boil.
  3. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer, then add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt the ingredients together, stirring every few minutes to combine well. 
  4. Once melted and mixed thoroughly, remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.
  5. After adding essential oils, let the mixture rest in the refrigerator until it has set.
  6. Remove from the fridge and whip well using a stand or hand mixer. For best results, start on low and slowly increase speed until the body butter becomes light and fluffy.
Indulge your skin with this decadent body butter daily, focusing on rough and cracked skin or toughened areas like your heels and elbows. By keeping your skin hydrated, white grapefruit will not only make you glow, but it can also keep your skin looking and feeling healthier in the long term. Who doesn’t love feeling great in their skin?

Try this recipe on for size and let me know what you think! Post a picture on Instagram or Facebook and tag me (@oils2go_by_sharon on Instagram and Oils2Go on Facebook). We want to know what benefits you have discovered and if you are loving white grapefruit essential oil as much as we do!

Caution: Citrus oils in this DIY recipe can cause photosensitivity. Whenever you use citrus essential oils in a DIY recipe, avoid direct sunlight for at least 12 hours after topical application.

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