What Are The Magical Properties Of Grapefruit?

Magical properties of grapefruit

By Mark Piatt

Updated on August 30, 2023

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Like all citrus fruits, the magical properties of grapefruit carry a wealth of magickal uses.  Cleansing, protection, and enhancing psychic abilities are some of the more popular magickal uses of grapefruit.

Created from an illicit cross-breeding between a pomelo and an orange tree in the 18th century, grapefruit does not have the old-world magickal history of other plants.

The use of grapefruit in modern Western metaphysical practices is a recent phenomenon, but its adoption has quickly gained its place in various modern spiritual practices.

Like any other citrus fruit, grapefruit shares many of the same magickal properties.

The biggest difference with grapefruit is that modern practitioners of magick have found that it carries a harder magickal punch compared to other citrus fruits.

 As a general rule, these are the 5 main magickal properties that grapefruit is often associated with: 

  • Cleansing
  • Protection
  • Enhances psychic abilities
  • Sun rituals
  • Love and passion

But these are not the only magickal properties associated with grapefruit. 

 Some of the other important magickal properties and rituals associated with grapefruit include: 

  • Uplifting & invigorating
  • Abundance & prosperity
  • Releases self-doubt
  • Meditation
  • Fertility & growth
  • Harmony & balance
  • Refreshment & renewal
  • Divination


The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only.  Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only.  For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional.  Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.

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Magickal Correspondence For Grapefruit

  • Grapefruit is often associated with masculine energy. This association may stem from its invigorating and refreshing scent, its bright color reminiscent of the sun, and the active, uplifting energy it seems to impart.
  • The vibration of grapefruit is considered part of the air, fire, and water elements.  Air – Due to its uplifting and invigorating scent.  Fire – Due to its vibrant color and its association with energy, vitality, and warmth.  Water – Due to its juicy nature. 
  • Grapefruit is most often associated with the Sun due to its bright, sunny color and its invigorating, uplifting qualities.  
  • The astrological sign of grapefruit is often linked to Leo since Leo is ruled by the sun.  The uplifting and radiant qualities of grapefruit resonate with the energy of this sign.
  • Grapefruit is associated with the following deities: Being a modern creation, there is no official deity associated with grapefruit.  Most associations with deities were made by ancient cultures who associated herbs with pantheons of Gods and Goddesses.
  • Chakras associated with grapefruit:  Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras.  With its energizing and empowering qualities, grapefruit aligns well with the Solar Plexus chakra.  Because of its sweet and juicy nature, some practitioners associate grapefruit with the Sacral Chakra.  This chakra relates to creativity, sexuality, pleasure, and emotional flow.

What is grapefruit?

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is a subtropical citrus.  It was created in the 18th century by crossing pomelo (Citrus maxima) with sweet orange (Citrus sinensis).  Grapefruit is also known as “The forbidden fruit of Barbados”.

Being a newcomer on the magickal scene, grapefruit has had to fight its way to gain magickal significance.

The use of specific items in magick often stems from folklore, traditional medicinal practices, and the observed properties (both physical and metaphysical) of these items.

However, with the global movement of goods and the blending of spiritual practices in the 20th and 21st centuries, various cultures began to adopt and adapt the properties of non-native plants and materials, including grapefruit.

For grapefruit, its bright aroma and refreshing taste naturally associate it with properties of rejuvenation, purification, and protection.

You should be aware that if you ingest grapefruit, it can interfere with some medications, particularly certain anti-cholesterol statin drugs, and medications to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and some allergies.

Over time, as various practitioners used grapefruit in their practices and shared their experiences, these properties became more widely accepted in certain spiritual circles.

 Using Grapefruit in magickal rituals is most often used by: 

  • Modern Wiccans and Pagans
  • New Age Practitioners
  • Hoodoo and Folk Magic
  • Kitchen Witches
  • Eclectic Spiritualists
  • Holistic Healers

In some pagan and Wiccan practices, grapefruit might be used in spells or rituals for purifying a space, clarity, or even divination

The scent of grapefruit is often thought of as being special and potent. 

Some believe that grapefruit is excellent for enhancing relaxation and connecting one with their spiritual self.

 There are many ways you can incorporate grapefruit into your life using magick including: 

  • Essential oil
  • Grapefruit slices
  • Dried skins
  • Teas
  • Incense
  • Grapefruit powder
  • Candles
  • Balms and salves
  • Lotions
  • Soaps, shampoos, and body washes
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Massage oils
  • Spell bags and satchels
  • Simmer pot
  • Infusions
  • Talisman
  • Spiritual baths
  • Altar offering

When following instructions for a ritual or a spell, If it does not feel right to you, change it.  There is no magickal law that says you cannot change your spell to fit YOUR needs.  

Magick is empowering!

The 3 most important aspects of any magick are:

  • Intent
  • Emotions
  • Confidence

Through your desire, you will drive your power into your magick.

The spell examples I give follow sound magickal practices and I follow the tradition of HARM NO ONE.

On a personal note, I believe everyone has a right to protect themselves. 

In those types of cases, I believe you have the right to use magick to protect yourself using binding spells, hexes, curses, and any other means that may be appropriate.

But in my examples, I do not provide these types of spells.

There are many resources I have used to learn about magick and to compile these articles.

I particularly enjoy the following two books about herbal magic:

  1. Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect, and Manifest
  2. Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic

Both books discuss grapefruit.  Although the first book only briefly mentions grapefruit as an ingredient in an anxiety oil, the book is an excellent book for learning herbal spells. 

The second book should be in every library of anyone interested in plant magick.  This book talks in detail about the many plants you may use in your magickal journey, including grapefruit.

For learning basic spellcraft, I would recommend the following book:

The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft:  A Practical Guide to Connecting with the Magick of Candles, Crystals, Plants & Herbs

This is a newer book published in 2022, but it is well-written and extensive. 

This 344-page tome of a book written by 4 witches has everything you may want to know about getting started in spell craft and includes the techniques you need to manifest your will in the world. 

I have personally learned a great deal from this one particular book.

With that out of the way, let us look at how you can use oranges in your everyday magick.

Can the magical properties of grapefruit be used for cleansing rituals?

Grapefruit is considered to have potent cleansing properties.  The powerful cleansing properties of grapefruit make it an excellent choice for rituals that focus on clearing negative energies or detoxifying one’s aura.

In more modern magickal and spiritual practices, grapefruit has been adopted for its fresh and invigorating scent.

Grapefruit essential oil, in particular, is touted for its cleansing properties and is often used in diffuser blends or sprays intended to clear negative or stagnant energy from a space.

Warning: Applying grapefruit essential oil to your skin and then going out in the sun can be dangerous.  Phototoxicity can occur.  Compounds in most citruses, including grapefruit, can make the skin more sensitive to UV light.  Avoid sun exposure for at least 12 – 24 hours after application.

Grapefruit, with its bright aroma and invigorating properties, is a popular choice for many cleansing rituals.

 7 examples of how you can use grapefruit in rituals related to cleansing. 

  • Grapefruit Bath Soak: Fill a bathtub with warm water and add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil, some sea salt, and perhaps even a few slices of fresh grapefruit. As you soak, visualize the water drawing out negative energies and the grapefruit’s energy revitalizing and purifying you.
  • Space Clearing Spray: Combine distilled water, a few drops of grapefruit essential oil, and a pinch of salt in a spray bottle. You can also add other essential oils like sage or lavender for added properties. Use this spray to mist rooms or areas that feel energetically stagnant or negative.
  • Aura Cleansing Mist: Similar to the space-clearing spray, you can create a mist specifically intended for aura cleansing. Blend grapefruit essential oil with other aura-cleansing essential oils, like rose or frankincense, in distilled water. Lightly mist around yourself to cleanse your energetic field.
  • Grapefruit Candle Ritual: Carve a symbol or word representing what you want to cleanse from your life into a white candle. Anoint the candle with grapefruit essential oil, light it, and as it burns, visualize the grapefruit’s energy purifying and cleansing whatever the symbol or word represents.
  • Grapefruit Peel Smudging: Dry out grapefruit peels and burn them much like you would with sage or palo santo. The aromatic smoke can be used to cleanse spaces, objects, or personal energy fields.
  • Meditation with Grapefruit: Holding a slice of grapefruit or inhaling its essential oil, meditating on releasing negative energies and inviting in clarity, positivity, and rejuvenation. Use the grapefruit’s scent as an anchor, returning to its invigorating aroma whenever your mind wanders.
  • Grapefruit Altar Cleanser: Place a bowl containing grapefruit slices, a few drops of its essential oil, or dried grapefruit peels on your altar or sacred space. Allow it to act as a natural cleanser, absorbing any negative energies and releasing its purifying essence. Replace every few days or whenever you feel the need for a refresh.

 Here is a simple yet effective grapefruit cleansing spell to cleanse your energy and purify your space. 


  • 1 fresh grapefruit
  • A small bowl of salt
  • A white or clear quartz crystal
  • Grapefruit essential oil (optional)
  • A white candle


  • Preparation: Begin by finding a quiet space where you can perform the spell uninterrupted. Ensure it’s clean and clutter-free, which will help the energy flow smoothly.
  • Candle Lighting: Place the white candle in front of you. As you light it, visualize its flame burning away all negative energies and distractions. Say, “By this flame, I invite purity and clarity into this space.
  • Grapefruit Activation: Hold the grapefruit in both hands. Close your eyes and imagine a radiant white light emanating from the fruit, growing brighter and stronger. As you do this, say, “Fruit of vibrant energy, cleanse what’s dark, set free the light.
  • Salt Sprinkling: Take a pinch of salt and sprinkle it over the grapefruit. As you do this, visualize the salt absorbing any negativity. Say, “Salt of the Earth, draw out the dense, leave only the pure, cleanse with every sense.
  • Crystal Amplification: Place the clear quartz crystal next to the grapefruit. The crystal acts as an amplifier of the cleansing process. Say, “Crystal so clear, amplify this rite, strengthen the cleanse, banish the blight.
  • Meditation: Sit quietly with the grapefruit, salt, and crystal for a few minutes. Visualize the grapefruit drawing out any negative energies from your aura, with the salt assisting in this process and the crystal amplifying the energy. If you have grapefruit essential oil, you can dab a bit on your wrists and inhale deeply, letting its scent deepen your meditation.
  • Completion: Once you feel the cleansing process is complete, say, “By grapefruit’s zest, by salt and stone, this cleansing is done, the darkness is gone. So mote it be.
  • Disposal: It’s essential to dispose of the materials properly to complete the cleansing process. Bury the grapefruit outside, returning it to the Earth, and allowing the Earth to neutralize the negative energies it has absorbed. Wash the crystal under running water, imagining it being cleansed, and set it in sunlight for a few hours to recharge.

Remember, the personal connection and intent with which you use grapefruit in your cleansing rituals are crucial.

Also, keep in mind that grapefruit essential oil has a short shelf life, typically around 6 months.  So if you do purchase grapefruit essential oil, purchase the smallest quantity you require for your spells and ritual work.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your grapefruit cleansing spells.

Clear Quartz Crystals – 1 pound of various rough quartz crystals.  I suggest you purchase rough, natural, unpolished quartz crystals for your magickal practices since these are the purest you can get.

White spell and chime candles – Set of 20.  4 inches tall and have a burn time of 1.5 hours.  Perfect for spells requiring white candles.  Made from paraffin wax.

Himalayan Pink Salt – unprocessed, hand-selected, hand-mined, hand-washed, and sun-dried.

A quick note about salt:  Although any salt will work, I suggest you use Himalayan Pink Salt.  It’s called the “purest salt on earth” because it’s been maturing in the earth for over 250 million years!

Can the magical properties of grapefruit be used for protection spells and rituals?

While grapefruit is often primarily associated with cleansing and purification, these attributes naturally align with protection, as a cleansed and purified space or aura is less vulnerable to negative influences.

Many citrus fruits, especially lemons, have associations with purification and protection in various cultures.

The use of grapefruit for protection might be seen as an extension or modern adaptation of these older citrus traditions.

While not strictly magickal, there’s a strong link between aromatherapy and spiritual practices.

The uplifting scent of grapefruit has been promoted to help uplift mood, combat depression, and rejuvenate the mind.

In many spiritual traditions, a clear and uplifted mind is seen as being less susceptible to negative influences, thereby offering a form of protection.

Contemporary witchcraft and paganism often use grapefruit in protection spells because of its vibrant and assertive energy.

 Here is an example of a basic grapefruit protection spell 

1. Grapefruit Protection Spell


  • 1 fresh grapefruit
  • Grapefruit essential oil (optional)
  • A black or white candle
  • A piece of paper and a pen
  • A pinch of salt


  • Preparation: Cleanse your space using your preferred method, whether it’s smudging with sage, using sounds like a bell or chanting, or any other method you prefer.

  • Candle Lighting: Place the candle in front of you and light it. As you light it, visualize its flame acting as a beacon, creating a protective barrier around you. Say, “By this flame, I invoke protection, guarding against any harmful direction.

  • Grapefruit Activation: Hold the grapefruit in your hands and envision it as a shield, absorbing any negative intentions or energies sent your way. If you have grapefruit essential oil, you can dab a drop on the fruit to enhance its protective properties.

  • Writing Intentions: On the piece of paper, write down what you specifically wish to protect, whether it’s yourself, someone else, a physical space, or even an intangible like your peace of mind. Place the paper under the grapefruit.

  • Salt Circle: Encircle the grapefruit and paper with a circle of salt. As you do this, visualize the salt creating an unbreakable barrier that no negative energy can penetrate.

  • Affirmation: Say, “Grapefruit shield, guard me tight. Salted circle, hold your might. Negative forces, stay away. Only peace and light may stay.

  • Meditation: Meditate for a few minutes, focusing on the protective energies of the grapefruit and salt. Visualize a radiant shield enveloping what you wish to protect, emanating from the grapefruit.

  • Completion: Once you feel the protection spell is set, conclude by saying, “By the power of grapefruit and salt, this protective spell is cast. Let it guard and shield, from now until it’s past. So mote it be.

  • Aftercare: Leave the grapefruit and salt circle in place for as long as you feel necessary. Once you’re ready to remove them, it’s a good idea to dispose of the grapefruit by burying or composting it. The salt can be returned to the earth or dissolved in water and poured away.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your grapefruit cleansing spells.

Pagan Ritual Wiccan Altar Bell – A little over 5 inches tall, this bell is useful for Wiccan and pagan spellwork.

Himalayan Pink Salt – unprocessed, hand-selected, hand-mined, hand-washed, and sun-dried.

Black Candle – 20 chime ritual taper candles, 4 inches tall, 2 hour burn time.

Can the magical properties of grapefruit be used to enhance psychic abilities?

Yes, grapefruit can be used in rituals to enhance psychic abilities.  While grapefruit may not be as traditionally associated with psychic powers as some other herbs or stones, its energetic properties can certainly be harnessed for this purpose.

Psychic abilities that may be enhanced with grapefruit include scrying (gazing into a crystal ball, palmistry, tarot card reading, use of magick mirrors, or some other reflective surface), runes, I Ching, and ogham.

It is believed that the aroma of grapefruit can increase your natural psychic abilities, or help you attain a state in which you are receptive to receiving information from supernatural sources.

 Here are 28 herbs that can be used to enhance psychic abilities. 

(Note: These are not the only herbs that can enhance psychic abilities.)

  • Acacia (Acacia senegal)
  • Althea (Althaea officinalis)
  • Bay (Laurus nobilis)
  • Bistort (Polygonum bistorta)
  • Borage (Borago officinalis)
  • Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
  • Bucha (Agathosma betulina)
  • Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Celery (Apium graveolens
  • Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Elecampane (Inula helenium)
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago odora)
  • Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
  • Ground Ivy (Nepeta glechoma)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium)
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • Mace (Myristica fragrans)
  • Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
  • Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus)
  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  • Orris (Iris Florentina)
  • Rose (Rosa spp.)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Rowan (Sorbus acuparia)
  • Saffron (Crocus sativus)
  • Star Anise (Illicum verum)

 The following simple ritual using grapefruit can be used to enhance psychic abilities. 

1. Grapefruit Psychic Enhancement Ritual


  • 1 fresh grapefruit
  • Grapefruit essential oil (optional)
  • A purple or white candle (both colors are often associated with psychic abilities)
  • Amethyst or clear quartz crystal (both known for their psychic-enhancing properties)
  • A bowl of salt water


  • Preparation: Begin by cleansing your ritual space. This could be done by smudging with sage, sprinkling salt water, or using sound (like a bell or chimes).
  • Candle Lighting: Place the candle in the center of your space. As you light it, visualize its flame as a beacon, activating your third eye (located between your eyebrows). Say, “By this flame, I ignite my inner sight.
  • Grapefruit Activation: Cut the grapefruit in half, exposing its juicy center. If using grapefruit essential oil, add a drop to each half. As you do, envision the grapefruit’s vibrant energy stimulating your psychic senses.
  • Crystal Empowerment: Hold your chosen crystal over the grapefruit halves and say, “Stone of insight, amplify my vision. Merge with this fruit, and enhance my psychic mission.
  • Meditative Breathing: Close your eyes and take deep breaths, inhaling the fresh aroma of the grapefruit. Imagine the scent penetrating your third eye, awakening and enhancing your psychic abilities.
  • Saltwater Cleansing: Dip your fingers in the saltwater and lightly touch your third eye, temples, and crown of your head. As you do this, visualize the water purifying these areas, making them more receptive to psychic information.
  • Affirmation: Say, “By grapefruit’s energy and crystal’s might, my psychic abilities shine bright tonight.
  • Close the Ritual: Sit in meditation for a few minutes, focusing on any intuitive impressions or visions that come forth. When you’re ready, blow out the candle, thanking the elements and energies that assisted you. Eat the grapefruit, imagining its psychic-enhancing properties being absorbed into your very being.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your grapefruit cleansing spells.

Pagan Ritual Wiccan Altar Bell – A little over 5 inches tall, this bell is useful for Wiccan and pagan spellwork.

Purple Candle 20 unscented tapered candles, 4 inches tall, 2 hour burn time.

Amethyst – .5 pounds of raw amethyst stones.  Each stone is irregular, unpolished, and rough.  The quantities of stone depend on the size and weight of each stone.  

Clear Quartz Crystals – Rough Clear Quartz Stone 1 pound.  The stones are natural so allow for imperfections which may include growth marks, surface scratches

Can the magical properties of grapefruit be used in sun rituals?

Yes, grapefruit can be incorporated into sun rituals, especially given its vibrant, sunny color and refreshing, uplifting energy. Its bright aura can symbolize the sun’s vitality, rejuvenation, and positive energy.

These rituals often revolve around the sun’s various phases, including sunrise, zenith (midday), and sunset, or significant solar events like solstices and equinoxes.

Given the sun’s critical role in sustaining life on Earth, it’s no surprise that many cultures throughout history have venerated the sun as a powerful deity or symbol.

 Here are some examples of when grapefruit might be used in sun rituals. 

  • Sunrise Ceremonies: These are performed at dawn to welcome the new day, invoke the sun’s revitalizing energy, and set intentions for the day ahead.
  • Sunset Rituals: These rituals give thanks for the day’s blessings and are often a time of reflection. As the sun sets, it’s also an opportunity to release burdens and prepare for a restful night.
  • Summer Solstice: Celebrated around June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the longest day and the shortest night of the year. It’s a time to celebrate the sun’s peak power and the abundance of the season.
  • Winter Solstice: Around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the shortest day and longest night, signifying the rebirth of the sun and the promise of lengthening days to come.
  • Sun Dances: Found in some indigenous cultures, sun dances are elaborate ceremonies that can last several days, involving fasting, dancing, and various ritualistic activities to honor the sun and ensure its return each morning.
  • Solar Blessings: This can be as simple as standing in direct sunlight, taking a moment to breathe deeply, and expressing gratitude for the sun’s warmth and light.
  • Solar Meditation: Focusing on the sun during meditation (not directly staring at it, but using its energy as a focal point) to harness its energy for healing, clarity, and empowerment.

 Here are 3 examples of how grapefruit might be used in solar rituals that tap into specific phases of the sun’s journey throughout the day. 

1. Sunrise Rejuvenation Ritual


  • 1 fresh grapefruit
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Gold or yellow candle
  • A bowl of water


  • Preparation: Rise just before sunrise and find a location where you can see the horizon.
  • Candle Lighting: Light the gold or yellow candle. As you do, imagine the imminent sun’s glow represented by the candle flame.
  • Grapefruit Blessing: Slice the grapefruit in half, holding it up to catch the first rays of the sun. Say, “Sun of the dawn, bless this fruit, for rejuvenation, energy, and pursuit.”
  • Water Charging: Place the bowl of water in the sunlight. Add 2-3 drops of grapefruit essential oil, swirling it three times clockwise.
  • Invocation: As the sun fully rises, say, “By grapefruit’s zest and sun’s new day, invigorate me in every way.
  • Closing: Enjoy the grapefruit, and use the charged water to wash your face or drink for a fresh start.

2. Solar Energy Infusion Ritual (for noon)


  • A fresh grapefruit
  • A piece of sunstone or clear quartz
  • A bowl of water


  • Positioning: At noon, when the sun is at its zenith, place the grapefruit and sunstone outside under direct sunlight.
  • Charging: Pour water into the bowl and say, “Sun at its peak, charge this rite, with strength, vitality, and light.”
  • Absorption: Leave the grapefruit and stone in the sun for 30 minutes, allowing them to absorb their full energy.
  • Usage: Drink the sun-charged water, consume the grapefruit, and carry the stone with you for a boost of solar energy throughout your day.

3. Sunset Release Ritual


  • 1 fresh grapefruit
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Purple or orange candle
  • Pen and paper


  • Candle Lighting: At sunset, light the candle. Watch as the sun begins its descent.
  • Writing: On the paper, write down any negative thoughts, stresses, or burdens from the day.
  • Grapefruit Offering: Slice the grapefruit and add a drop of its essential oil on each half. Place the paper between the grapefruit halves.
  • Invocation: Say, “Sun that sets, take away my regrets. By grapefruit’s aid, let my burdens fade.”
  • Release: Safely burn the paper (perhaps over a fireproof dish or cauldron), releasing the negative energies. As it burns, visualize the sun taking away your worries.
  • Completion: Enjoy the grapefruit as a symbol of rejuvenation for the coming day.

These rituals were inspired by general solar worship and the energetic and symbolic properties associated with grapefruits

Yellow Candle – 20 unscented tapered yellow candles.  4 inches tall, 2-hour burn time.

Purple Candle 20 unscented tapered purple candles, 4 inches tall, 2-hour burn time.

Clear Quartz Crystals – Rough Clear Quartz Stone 1 pound.  The stones are natural so allow for imperfections which may include growth marks, surface scratches

Sunstone – Half a pound of 1-inch natural raw crystal sunstones.  

Can the magical properties of grapefruit be used in love and passion rituals?

The bright, invigorating scent of grapefruit is stimulating and uplifting, making it conducive to awakening feelings of joy, self-love, and sensuality.  Its vibrant color can also evoke sentiments of warmth, vitality, and attraction.

The scent of grapefruit can help open up your heart. 

The energy from grapefruit’s fragrance can boost optimism, natural charm, and self-confidence.  This can all be greatly beneficial when dealing with love and passion issues.

Grapefruit is excellent at supporting our sense of self-love, assisting you to find new romantic relations, and having an increase in wild passion. 

 Here are 3 examples of how grapefruit might be used in love and passion rituals and spells. 

1. Grapefruit Love Bath


  • Fresh grapefruit slices
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Pink or red bath salts
  • Rose petals.


  • Draw a warm bath, adding the grapefruit slices, a few drops of the essential oil, and the bath salts or rose petals.
  • As you soak, visualize yourself being filled with self-love and becoming a magnet for the love you seek.
  • If you’re in a relationship, consider inviting your partner to join you in the bath to enhance intimacy.

2. Grapefruit Passion Oil


  • Carrier oil (like jojoba or almond oil)
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Rose essential oil
  • A small glass bottle


  • In the glass bottle, mix a few drops of grapefruit and rose essential oils with the carrier oil.
  • Anoint yourself with this oil before spending time with your lover or when seeking love.
  • It’s believed to heighten sensuality and attractiveness.

3. Grapefruit Love Charm


  • A small piece of paper
  • A pen
  • A fresh grapefruit


  • Write down qualities of the love or passion you seek on the paper.
  • Cut the grapefruit in half, and place the paper between the two halves.
  • As you press the halves together, visualize your intentions being “juiced” or energized by the fruit.
  • Keep the grapefruit on your altar or a special place until it dries out, then dispose of it in a way that feels meaningful to you (like burying or composting it).

Other important magical properties and rituals associated with grapefruit?

 Grapefruit is uplifting and invigorating 

The bright color of grapefruit, especially pink and red varieties, can be uplifting just to look at. This is rooted in color psychology, where bright and warm colors are often associated with positive, energizing emotions.

The bright, tangy flavor of grapefruit can be invigorating to the palate, providing a refreshing and energizing taste experience. It’s a popular fruit to consume in the morning, possibly due to its zesty flavor that can “wake up” the senses.

 Grapefruit can be associated with abundance and prosperity 

The bright, vibrant color and refreshing taste of grapefruit can be seen as a representation of the zest for life, abundance in health, and rejuvenation.

Like all fruits, grapefruit is the product of a flowering plant’s successful pollination and growth.  In many cultures, fruits are symbolic of fertility, abundance, and the culmination of efforts, leading to rewarding outcomes.

Its bright color and invigorating scent can be linked to the energy of manifestation, bringing forth abundance and prosperity through positive intentions and actions.

For rituals or spells related to abundance and prosperity, you can integrate grapefruit in various ways, such as burning grapefruit-scented candles, using grapefruit essential oil, or even incorporating fresh fruit in some manner.

 Grapefruit releases self doubt 

While no food or scent can directly “release” self-doubt, certain stimuli can influence our mood and mindset, such as the fragrance and taste of grapefruit.

When inhaled, the scent of grapefruit may produce feelings of motivation, positivity, and clarity, which can indirectly combat feelings of self-doubt.

While enjoying grapefruit or its scent, pair the experience with positive affirmations about self-worth, capability, and resilience. Over time, the scent or taste of grapefruit could act as a reminder of these positive affirmations.

 The aroma from grapefruit is excellent to use during meditation 

The invigorating scent and the symbolism associated with grapefruit can enhance the meditative experience.

Use a diffuser to spread the aroma of grapefruit essential oil throughout your meditation space. The scent can help uplift your mood, clear mental clutter, and invigorate your senses, potentially deepening your meditation.

Use the bright color and energetic qualities associated with grapefruit as a visualization tool. For example, imagine your body filling with the bright, rejuvenating color of a grapefruit, dispelling negativity and revitalizing every cell.

 Grapefruit can be used to enhance fertility and growth 

Grapefruit can be associated with fertility and growth in both metaphorical and tangible ways.

Most fruits in various cultures represent fertility, as they come from the flowering and fertilization process of plants. Grapefruit, with its rich, juicy contents and seeds, can symbolize fertility and abundance.

The vibrant colors of grapefruit, particularly the pink and red varieties, are reminiscent of the warmth, vitality, and life force associated with fertility and growth.

a positive and relaxed state of mind can be beneficial for overall well-being and potentially fertility. Stress is known to affect fertility, so anything that reduces stress, such as using grapefruit in aromatherapy, could indirectly support fertility.

 Grapefruit can enhance harmony and balance 

In the context of traditional Chinese philosophy, the interplay of sweet and sour flavors in grapefruit can be seen as a representation of the yin and yang balance, suggesting harmony.

Grapefruit, particularly pink or red varieties, possesses a color that can evoke feelings of warmth, comfort, and balance. In color therapy, such tones might be used to foster emotional equilibrium.

The bright and invigorating scent of grapefruit can help clear mental fog, restore energy levels, and bring about a sense of harmony and balance.

 Grapefruit can be associated with refreshment and renewal 

Grapefruit is often associated with feelings of refreshment and renewal. This association can be based on both the sensory qualities of the fruit and its actual benefits:

The bright, tangy scent and flavor of grapefruit are invigorating. Just smelling a freshly cut grapefruit can awaken the senses, providing a refreshing burst of energy.

Grapefruit essential oil is popular in aromatherapy for its uplifting and energizing properties. Diffusing grapefruit oil or using products with its scent can create an atmosphere of refreshment and renewal.

 Grapefruit can be used in divination rituals 

You can fill a dark bowl with water and float grapefruit slices on top. By candlelight, gaze upon the water and the floating grapefruit, using it as a focus for your scrying practice.

Consume grapefruit or drink its juice before bed to gain insights or answers through dreams. Make sure to keep a dream journal handy to record any significant symbols or messages.

Anoint a white or yellow candle with grapefruit essential oil, set your intention, and then observe the flame, wax drippings, and smoke patterns as you ask questions or meditate on a subject.

Using aids like grapefruit can help you channel and focus that energy more effectively, but your intuition and connection to the energies you work with are most crucial.

Always approach such practices with respect.

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What does grapefruit smell like?

The aroma of grapefruit has a unique and easily recognizable fragrance that’s fresh and zesty, making it a popular choice for morning routines.

Grapefruit naturally has that tangy, bright, and sharp scent characteristic of fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes.

But, there’s a sweet undertone to grapefruit, especially in the pink and red varieties, which differentiates it from the more tart scent of a lemon.

There is also a slight bitter edge to the grapefruit’s aroma, especially from the white variety. This bitterness gives it depth and complexity.


In magickal practices, grapefruit is often associated with cleansing, protection, and rejuvenation.

Its bright and invigorating scent is believed to ward off negativity, making it useful in protection and purification rituals.

Grapefruit’s vibrant color and zesty aroma resonate with solar energies, aligning it with manifestations of abundance, joy, and clarity.

Consumed or used in aromatherapy, it’s thought to uplift spirits, clear mental fog, and aid in manifestations. 

If you are interested in learning about some general magickal properties of other essential oils and herbs, check out my article “15 Magical Properties of Essential Oils“.  

If you know of other magical properties of grapefruit or different ways in which you use grapefruit on your spiritual journey, I would love to hear from you so I may incorporate what you share in this article.

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