Grapefruit and Basil is one of Lilou et Loïc's most popular scents and is a fitting fragrance for the changing season and warmer weather. The citrus notes of grapefruit with a hint of lemon zest uplifts and cleanses, complemented beautifully by light herbaceous notes of basil, thyme and peppermint which give the scent more depth.
You can buy this beautiful fragrance as a bath foam, bath salt, body butter, body lotion, hand lotion, hand wash and shower gel as part of the Lilou et Loïc Bath & Body range, or as a room diffuser and signature scented candle in the Lilou et Loïc Luxury Home Fragrance collection. Both grapefruit and basil have a range of naturally-occurring beneficial properties so how you choose to use it may be specific to your needs. Read on for more information and to make an educated decision on how to integrate these sophisticated scents into your life.
Grapefruit is a sharp citrus scent and the fruit itself is extremely high in anti-oxidants. One of the main ingredients within grapefruit essential oil is limonene, which can form up to 90% of the oil’s volume. Limonene is a powerful phytochemical that protects DNA and cells from damage, and has been proven to mix beautifully with the other naturally-occurring ingredients within grapefruit to create a fantastic disinfectant and anti-oxidant. When combined with Vitamin C, citronellol and myrcene (all of which can be found in grapefruit oil), the result is a strong anti-inflammatory with a zing of energy. It’s these distinctive ingredients that make grapefruit ideal for cleansing, boosting metabolism and lessening inflammation; and of course, it’s freshly fragrant aroma makes it ideal as both a home décor accompaniment and a beauty favourite!
We all know of basil as a herb commonly used in the kitchen, but once you understand its benefits, you’ll soon be of the opinion that it can be used further around the home. The leaves and the seeds of the basil plant are used all over the world for both cuisine and medicine, and has been an aryurvedic ingredient for hundreds of years. Basil nurtures skin cells to encourage brighter, healthier-appearing and plumper skin, so can be applied topically for a natural cosmetic boost. When inhaled or eaten, it speeds up digestion, is antispasmodic to relief the symptoms of coughs, colds and hay fever, and improves blood circulation.
Combined together, grapefruit and basil make a fresh and refined fragrance. Depending on your needs, you can choose to make bath time beautiful or make a design statement for the home with this decadent fragrance. The choice is yours!