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Pomelo essential oil – a product with ingredients from special fruits in Vietnam

06/02/2024 vipsen

1. Green-skinned Citrus maxima

1.1 Green skin Citrus maxima growing area.

Green-skinned Citrus Maxima (Citrus Grandis or Pomelo) is a Citrus variety that first originated in Thanh Tan commune, Mo Cay Bac district, Ben Tre province. With high economic value, up to now, green-skinned Pomelo has been expanded to many provinces from the Mekong Delta, Central Highlands, Central region to many provinces in Northern Vietnam.

The tree grows well at temperatures between 23-30 degrees Celsius. It will stop growing when the temperature is below 13 degrees Celsius. When the temperature is below minus 5 degrees Celsius, the tree will die. Therefore, green-skinned Pomelo is not suitable for cold weather conditions. The plant is not suitable for direct sunlight and has high water needs. In Vietnam, green-skinned pomelo is grown by layering or grafting. Among them, grafting gives the best quality. When the Pomelo is as big as a duck egg, growers often use plastic, punctured at both ends, to wrap the fruit. This helps limit pest and fly attacks.

As of December 2023, Vietnam has about 110,000 hectares of Pomelo cultivation. Ben Tre is still the locality with the largest planted area with about 9,400 hectares. Vietnamese green-skinned Citrus (Pomelo) products have been exported to 50 countries worldwide. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recognized Ben Tre green-skinned pomelo as a national plant variety.

Green skin Pomelo farm

1.2 Characteristics of green-skinned Pomelo.

The time from planting a tree to the first fruit bearing usually lasts 2-3 years. Starting from 4 years old, the tree will produce fruit stably and evenly.

Green-skinned Pomelo is a famous specialty fruit of Vietnam. The fruit has a green to slightly yellowish green skin when ripe. Grapefruit pulp is red pink, has a sweet taste, beautiful color, and characteristic aroma. This is a very healthy fruit.

According to research, green-skinned Pomelo contains many vitamins, trace and macro minerals and many other beneficial active ingredients. For example, in 100g of grapefruit there are 59 calories, 30mg of Calcium, 21mg of Phosphorus, 0.7mg of iron and vitamins A, C, B1, B2.

Green-skin Pomelo

1.3 Pomelo Green peel

Green-skinned Pomelo is a highly valuable fruit in all parts. In addition to the fruit segments that can be eaten directly, the peel is used to make Pomelo tea, Pomelo essential oil, hair care shampoo, etc.

Pomelo peel contains vitamins A, C… which have outstanding uses in supporting hair care and treating hair loss. Besides, it contains many beneficial compounds such as pectin, naringin, peroxidase enzyme, ramnoza sugar, amylase, hesperidin… These active ingredients make the peel a good ingredient for beauty. skin, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or freckles. Pomelo peel also contains the active flavonoid neohesperidin, a compound that has good antioxidant properties. In addition, flavonoids also help protect liver and bile cells and reduce cholesterol as well as minimize the absorption of bad cholesterol.

Green-skin Pomelo peel

2. Green-skin Pomelo essential oil

2.1 Characteristics of Pomelo essential oil

CAS: 8016 – 20 – 4.

Color: colorless to very pale yellow.

Green-skinned Pomelo peel contains 0.8-1% essential oil (mainly d-limonene, processed at a rate of >90%). In addition, Pomelo essential oil contains pectin, naringin (a type of glucoside), peroxidase and amylase digestive enzymes, ramose sugar, vitamins A and C,… which can be used as antibacterial (reducing the toxicity of tuberculosis bacillus and staphylococcus). yellow, pneumococcus, has the ability to destroy amoeba).

The chemical formula of Limonene is C10H16.

Limonene is a cyclic terpene hydrocarbon. It exists in two stereoisomeric forms: D-limonene and L-limonene. D-limonene is the more common form in nature and is often referred to simply as Limonene. While the less common L-Isomer smells like turpentine. Limonene has the characteristic scent of citrus fruits and is often used as a flavoring compound. It is also famous for its solvent properties and is used as a solvent in many industries.

2.2 Extraction method of green-skin Pomelo essential oil

Pomelo essential oil is extracted by steam distillation method. Green skin peels are collected from establishments that supply peeled Pomelo to supermarkets, green skin Pomelo juice production facilities…

Pomelo peels are selected, carefully processed and then put into the distillation system.

On average, 100kg of green –skin peel can extract 800g of essential oil.

Preparing for pomelo peel steam distillation

3. Apply Pomelo essential oil

3.1 Beauty uses.

  •  Hair care.

In Vietnam, since ancient times, Pomelo peels have been boiled to wash and condition hair. With Pomelo essential oil, just a few drops mixed into water to shampoo or rinse hair, this will help keep hair and scalp clean, dry, kill bacteria and fungus, and help keep hair healthy. smoothly.

In addition, for dyed hair, Pomelo essential oil also has a very good effect, helping the hair color last longer and stay fresher.

  • Skin care and anti-aging

Pomelo essential oil contains excellent vitamin C to help strengthen the body’s resistance and prevent oxidation. In addition, it also has extremely effective skin rejuvenation effects.

  • Acne treatment

With antibacterial and antioxidant properties, Pomelo essential oil is very effective in helping to remove all types of acne. It has been used a lot in lotions and facial cleansers to help wash away stains, fight bacteria or tighten pores, which are the cause of annoying acne.

In particular, Pomelo essence is also useful for the skin’s immunity against indoor and outdoor air pollution, and eliminates cellulite (fat distribution disorder under the skin).

3.2 Flavor enhancer

Flavor Enhancers are spices used to season food and drinks to help create more delicious and richer flavors.

People use drinks containing Pomelo essence during meals to help the body create a feeling of fullness during meals, which is very good in helping to curb cravings, and especially reduce hunger. cravings for sugar, sweets, improved digestion after each meal.

Add a few drops of Pomelo essential oil to a glass of water or tea to drink every day, or you can also inhale the scent whenever you crave sweets, which will help soothe your sweet cravings immediately. ie.

Green-skin pomelo oil

3.3 Aromatherapy

Pomelo essential oil is used as aromatherapy to treat depression, helping the mind feel refreshed, alert, and less stressed.

Essence from Pomelo peel even has the ability to cure adrenal fatigue, a symptom that causes the body to feel tired, lethargic, depressed and unmotivated.

The scent is cool and gentle, helping to lift the spirit and reduce stress and fatigue. Pomelo oil can be used a diffuser, add it to bath water or apply directly to the skin.

3.4 Pharmaceuticals

Candida is a very dangerous fungus that often spreads and grows very quickly in women’s genitals. Essential oil from Pomelo peel is very effective in killing this type of Candida fungus, not only that, it also kills urinary tract infections.

Along with that, inhaling Pomelo essential oil also helps treat diseases related to the lungs, respiratory system, and fight strong bacterial strains such as E.coli and Salmonella.

In addition, it also has a very powerful effect in killing bacteria and fungi on the skin, killing mold in the home, killing parasites in animal feed, preserving food and disinfecting water.

3.5 Diffuse fragrance and deodorize.

Diffusing Pomelo essential oil in the kitchen, bathroom, and living room helps the air become cool and clean, because Pomelo peel essence has the ability to kill bacteria and absorb natural odors.

In addition, you can also drop Pomelo essential oil onto wooden surfaces, floors, floors or some household appliances to naturally kill bacteria and deodorize.

4. Production of Pomelo essential oil at VIPSEN essential oil factory

VIPSEN is one of the leading researchers and producers of natural essential oils in Vietnam. Essential oil products are produced using advanced methods, achieving high quality with 100% natural ingredients, without additives or mixtures.

Pomelo oil product in VIPSEN’s Warehouse

Pomelo essential oil products are produced by VIPSEN from selected raw materials, from famous green-skinned Pomelo growing areas in Vietnam. The production process from harvesting raw materials to producing and preserving finished products is always closely monitored by a team of experienced experts and technicians. VIPSEN’s Pomelo essential oil products are not only popular in Vietnam but also around the world.

For further information, please contact:

Phone number/Whatsapp/Zalo/Wechat: +84 868 855 086

Email: Export@Vipsen.vn

Address: D7-TT9, Forosa street, Xuan Phuong new urban area, Xuan Phuong, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi

Factory address: Bai Dai, Tien Xuan, Thach That, Hanoi.

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