Recipes for using Grapefruit Seed Extract:
Add 15 drops of grapefruit seed extract per 32 ounces of water and put into a spray bottle. Shake, spray thoroughly, and rinse afterward.
Body Odor Spray
2 fluid ounces distilled witch hazel extract
7 drops grapefruit seed extract
10 drops cypress essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Mix together in spray bottle. Shake and apply as needed.
Odorless Mold Killer Spray
15 drops grapefruit seed extract
2 cups water
Mix together in spray bottle. Spray on troublesome spots. Do not rinse. This mixture keeps well.
Dreamy, Creamy Lotion
2 1/2 ounces almond, olive or peanut oil (or a combination)
1 1/2 ounces coconut oil
1 ounce beeswax
2 ounces aloe vera gel
2 ounces water or rose water
1 Tbsp glycerin
Natural preservative (1 tsp vitamin C powder, 1/4 tsp vitamin A powder and 1 Tbsp wheat germ oil or 1/4 tsp grape fruit seed extract)
10 – 25 drops fragrant essential oils, if desired
1 tsp borax (optional)
Melt the oils and beeswax over medium heat in a double boiler. Remove from the heat, pour in the aloe vera gel, water, glycerin, preservative and fragrance (if using), and stir with a mixer until thick and creamy. For a thinner lotion, slightly decrease the beeswax. (You can also add 1 tsp borax.)
Makes 1 cup.
Citrus and Lavender Moisturizing Cream
2 Tbsp grape-seed oil
2 Tbsp jojoba oil
1 Tbsp grated beeswax
1 400-IU capsule vitamin E oil
1/4 cup (60 ml) aloe vera juice
2 drops grapefruit seed extract
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops grapefruit essential oil
Dilute 2 – 4 drops grapefruit seed extract in 6 – 8 ounces water. Swish in mouth and then rinse with water.
Poison Ivy Treatment
Mix 1/3 ounce grapefruit seed extract with 10 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Spray liberally on affected area. If burning sensation results, add 10 more ounces of water. Repeat every two hours as needed.