Grapefruit Seed Extract
Also known as "GSE", sometimes called Citricidal.
It's is one of the first natural remedies I ever tried and I've been a loyal fan ever since.
Grapefruit Seed Extract - External Use
Facial Cleanser - Thoroughly splash, or moisten face with water (either cool or warm is fine). With hands still wet apply 1-2 drops of grapefruit seed extract to your fingertips and massage into skin using a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly after use and pat dry. You may notice a minor tingling sensation afterwards. This is the deep cleansing properties of the extract.
Skin Rinse - (For very minor skin irritations) Dilute grapefruit seed extract with water (about 1-2 drops per tablespoon). Apply this solution directly to irritated area of the skin twice daily. If additional irritation continues discontinue immediately and seek the advice of your physician.
Nail Treatment - Dilute grapefruit seed extract with water or alcohol (1-3 drops per tablespoon). Apply this solution directly on the surface of the nail along the cuticle and underneath the front of the nail. Or soak nails twice daily for as long as needed.
Scalp Treatment - Add 2-3 drops of grapefruit seed extract to each shampooing. Massage into scalp and leave on for a minimum of 2 minutes. Rinse of thoroughly and be cautious not to get in eyes. This may also be used without shampoo.
Grapefruit Seed Extract - Household Use
Toothbrush Cleaner - Stir 2-4 drops of grapefruit seed extract into a glass of water. Immerse toothbrush for 15 minutes. Be sure to rinse toothbrush before using. Change water and remix every 2-3 days.
Vegetable Wash - (Sink Washing) Add 20 or more drops of grapefruit seed extract into a sink full of cold water. Briefly soak any vegetables, meats fruits, or poultry.
Vegetable Wash - (Spray Washing) Add 20 drops per 32oz bottle of water with sprayer pump. Shake thoroughly and spray on any vegetables, meats, fruits, or poultry. Rinse when done.
Dish & Utensil Cleaner - Add 10-20 drops of extract to sink dishwashing water or to final rinse. You may do the same for dishwashers.
Cutting Board Cleaner - Apply 5-10 drops of extract to cutting board and work into entire board with a wet sponge or dishcloth. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse with water before using.
All Purpose Cleaner - Add 15-30 drops of extract to any 32 oz pump sprayer filled with your favorite cleanser or this can be added just to water. Use on all surfaces of the house.
***Cautions: Do not put in eyes and do not use in its undiluted form.***