More Uses For Grapefruit Seed Extract

 Air Conditioners and Air Purifiers

In a spray bottle, mix one teaspoon of GSE with 16 ounces of water. Spray filter elements once each week; allow to dry before using.

Cutting Boards

In a spray bottle, mix one tablespoon of GSE with 16 ounces of water. Spray onto the surface of the cutting board and let stand for 25 minutes before rinsing with fresh water.

Food Rinse and Food Preservative

Mix one tablespoon of GSE in one quart of water. Immerse or thoroughly wet food for 15 minutes; rinse well to remove bitter taste. Add this solution to a spray bottle and use on food to extend shelf life. Rinse before eating.

Hot Tubs and Swimming Pools

A hundred gallon tub requires approximately 2 and one-half ounces of GSE.


Empty the humidifier reservoir every day. Add one pint water and 20 drops GSE to the tank and cap it. Shake vigorously until a slight foam develops. Let stand 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly; add fresh water to the tank.


Add one-half teaspoon GSE to each wash cycle. Clothes will be cleaner and smell fresher.

Mold and Mildew

Mix one ounce GSE in a quart of water. Thoroughly spray or sponge the solution onto the moldy surface or onto those surfaces likely to become contaminated. Repeat often as mold and mildew are resilient.


Mix one ounce GSE in a quart of water. Add solution a spray bottle and lightly spray into the shoes after each use. Wipe dry.

Toothbrush Cleanser

Soak toothbrush for 10 minutes in a solution of 5-10 drops GSE in 2 ounces water. Rinse brush with fresh water and allow to dry.


3 Responses to “More Uses For Grapefruit Seed Extract”
  1. Shari says:

    Very interesting and useful ideas. When using with air purifiers does it provide cleaning for the filters as well as a scent or is it for the most part odorless?

  2. Shari,

    GSE does not have a scent (at least nothing I’ve noticed). However, GSE is great for cleaning the filters!


  3. Debbie says:

    I have been taking the 1/2 dropper of GSE in 3oz of orange juice 2 times a day for the last 9 days and so far the flu has not gotten me like it did my sons..
    Taking this as an alternative to the H1N1 shot… I am high risk for the Flu as I have a Resp. issue..will update later

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