Natural Healing and Cleansing with Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)

 Grapefruit seed extract is a wonderful natural healing aid. It helps disinfect, water, skin, fruit, internally, and around the house too, wow, what does it not do? 

I like NutriBiotic GSE® (Grapefruit Seed Extract) Liquid Concentrate. NutriBiotic’s grapefruit seed extract contains natural quaternary compounds synthesized from the seed and pulp of certified organically grown grapefruit. 

The manufacturing process converts grapefruit bioflavonoid (polyphenolics) into an extremely potent compound proven highly effective in numerous applications. Many believe it is an essential medicine cabinet, camping, and eco travel pack item for all of it’s many cleansing uses outlined below.

Here are a number of common uses for GSE (remember to always dilute the solution with water and avoid eye contact always) –

Internal Use:

Orally: Adults, mix 5-15 drops of GSE in a glass of water or juice 1-3 times daily, with or without meals. Children (5 years and older), mix 1-3 drops in a glass of water or juice, 1-2 times daily.

Throat Gargle: Stir 3 drops of NutriBiotic GSE into a small glass of water (3 oz. or more). Gargle several times. Use as often as needed. Always dilute.

Ear Rinse: Thoroughly mix 3-5 drops of NutriBiotic GSE with 1 oz. of glycerin or alcohol. Apply 1-2 drops of this solution in affected ear 1-2 times daily. Use as often as needed. Do not use full strength in ears.

Nasal Rinse: (adults only) Mix 1 drop of NutriBiotic GSE with 2 oz. of water. Use one full eye dropper of the mixed solution per nostril. Tilt your head backward and release the solution from the dropper into your nose. Swing head forward and down (head is now upside down) to force solution up into nasal passages. Return head to the normal upright position and allow nasal passages to drain. Do not inhale through the nose during this process. Always dilute.

Skin or internal Rinse: Dilute NutriBiotic GSE with water and apply this solution directly to affected area twice daily. Do not use full strength on skin.

Nail Treatment: Dilute with water or alcohol (5-10 drops per tablespoon). Apply this solution directly on surface of nail along the cuticle and underneath the front of nail, or soak nails, twice daily for as long as desired. Do not use full strength on nails.

Scalp Treatment: Add 5-10 drops of NutriBiotic GSE to each shampooing (mix in hand or on head with shampoo). Massage into scalp and leave on for at least 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Household Use:

Toothbrush Cleaner: Stir 5-10 drops of NutriBiotic GSE into a glass of water. Submerge toothbrush for 15 minutes (or leave in between uses). Rinse toothbrush before using. Change water and remix every few days.

Vegetable/Fruit or Meat/Poultry Wash: Sink washing – Add 30 or more drops of NutriBiotic GSE to a sink full of cold water. Briefly soak any vegetables, fruit, meat, or poultry. Rinse if desired.

Spray washing: Add 20 or more drops to a 32 oz. pump sprayer bottle filled with water. Spray on any vegetables, fruit, meat, or poultry. Rinse if desired.

Dish and Utensil Cleaning Additive: Add 15-30 drops to sink dish washing water or to final rinse. Add 15-30 drops to automatic dishwasher with detergent or to final rinse.

Cutting Board Cleaner: Apply 10-20 drops to cutting board and work into entire board with a wet sponge or dish cloth. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse with water.

All Purpose Cleaner: Add 30-60 drops of NutriBiotic GSE to any 32 oz. pump sprayer bottle filled with water or cleanser. Use on all surfaces around the house.

Water Treatment: As an added benefit, rinse fruit and vegetables in the treated water. The non-toxic ingredient in GSE Liquid Concentrate protects you with each use. However, it is not necessary to use more than 30 drops in a 24 hour period.

 Although its ingredients cause it to have a bitter taste, most people who use GSE Liquid Concentrate find the flavor medicinal. Many folks who take Grapefruit Seed Extract report it to be a wonderful way to avoid getting sick and maintaining a healthy balance in times of bodily stress or helpful in unsanitary environments.

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About the Author

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level. Sustainability studies: PresidioMBA.org & B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science. Contact: lucillechi (at) gmail.com
  • Gina Munsey

    I’m absolutely with you when you say GSE is “an essential medicine cabinet, camping, and eco travel pack item.” Nothing works so well to soothe an upset stomach! I use it daily to wash produce — and stainless water bottles as well. Great article!

  • After 5 mths of thrush postpartum and using every single pharmaceutical, medicinal and folk remedy known to woman, a week of GSE banished thrush from my breasts and the baby’s mouth forever!

    Love this stuff!

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