Grapefruit seed extract uses

February 10, 2013

Cleanser for the Face

Your face should be washed with water.  Then take several drops of grapefruit seed extract using your fingertips while your hands are still moist.  In this way, the extract will be diluted.  With your fingertips, rub this liquid on your face in a circular motion.  Rinse your face thoroughly when the extract is absorbed into the skin. After using, some individuals can experience a tingling sensation for some time. This is only because of the deep cleansing action of the extract.  This is an extremely effective for the treatment of eczema and acne.

Treatment of Scalp

One of the benefits of grapefruit seed extract is that it can be used in treating dandruff.  To use this, simply add 2-3 drops of extract to the shampoo which you are using in every hair wash.  Apply the shampoo to your hair and also to your scalp. Leave it there for two minutes.  Then, you can rinse your hair as usual.

For Treating Lips that Crack

Combine several drops of grapefruit seed extract with one tablespoon of light olive oil.  To prevent cracked lips, apply this mixture a few times within the day.


Add approximately four to five drops of the extract to a glass of water.  You can use this water to gargle daily. This solution can be a good antiseptic mouthwash. It keeps harmful micro-organisms in the mouth at bay. It is particularly useful in the treatment of gingivitis.

Nasal Rinse

A nasal rinse can be prepared in a neti pot by adding four drops of grapefruit seed extract with salt water.  Likewise, a solution can be made by adding a drop of grapefruit seed extract into one fourth cup of water. This can be done using a nasal syringe.  This nasal rinse is helpful for the treatment of sinus infection.

Disinfectant for the Hands

A disinfecting hand wash is prepared by adding 2-3 drops to moist hands.  Then, you can rub the hands together and wash.

Treatment for the Nails

Adding 7-10 drops of grapefruit seed extract to a tablespoon of water can be used in treating nail fungus.  This solution can be applied under the nails, cuticle and all over the nail.   Use this treatment two times in a day for as long as necessary.

Purification of Water

One of the benefits of grapefruit seed extract is its capability to disinfect drinking water.  To use this, add 3-5 drops of grapefruit seed extract to a glass of water.  The taste of water can be a little bitter because of the extract.  Adding 10-15 drops of the extract to a glass of juice or water can be helpful in fighting against certain parasites, cold, Candida infections and flu. Use this preparation three times on a daily basis.

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