Grapefruit Seed Extract Profile

Botanical Name- Extracted from organically grown Grapefruit (Citrus paridisi)
Origin- USA
Extraction- Glycerin Extracted and Isolated-USP
Shelf life- 3-5 years
Notes- Heavily concentrated! Grapefruit seed extract should be diluted accordingly to at least a 2% dilution ratio. Manufactured for external use only.

Is severely irritating to the skin in its undiluted form. Avoid contact with eyes.

The Grapefruit seed extract offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is the Citricidal brand and is fully biodegradable, safe for water treatment, and is safely and effectively used for sanitation, cosmetic, and agricultural use.

Laboratory Analysis
Color- Dark Yellow with Orange hue
Odor- Mild Citrus
Total Ingredients- Grapefruit Extractives- 58.26% Glycerin (USP)- 38.21% Ascorbic Acid- 2.52%

Moisture- 1.01%
Density - 9.5 lbs/gal
Specific Gravity - 1.110
Melting Point - n/a
pH- 3.41

Ascorbic Acid- 2.52%

Glycerol- 38.21%

Diphenol Hydroxybenzene (Quaternary compound from Grapefruit Bioflavonoid)- 58.26%

Heavy Metals- None detected

Benzethonium Chloride- None Detected

Methyl Hydroxybenzoate - None Detected

Propyl Hydroxybenzoate - None Detected

Triclosan- None Detected
Solubility- Water, alcohol and organic solvents

Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses

Outlined here are some of the greatest uses for grapefruit seed extract and a list of very simple to administer recipes.

***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 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 grapefruit seed extract.

Skin Rinse (For very minor skin irritations)
Dilute 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 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 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.

*** Household Use ***
Toothbrush Cleaner

Stir 2-4 drops of 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 extract into a sink full of cold water. Briefly soak any vegetables, meats fruits, or poultry.

(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.

Do not put in eyes and do not use in its undiluted form.

For educational purposes only
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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