I’ve used GSE n a pump hand soap for years, and now use it for all my cleaning. I buy GSE concentrate and add one drop per ounce to dish soap and to a squirt-bottle mixture of all-purpose soap and water. (Three good natural soap brands are BI-o-Kleen, Lifetree, and Ecover. I still use Citrasolv when I need a degreaser (I love the orange-y scent, but it’s not a disinfectant.) The GSE concentrate lasts for months; 2 oz is about $10, 4 oz. is $18, quarts and gallons are available by order from Nutribiotic. Some health practitioners are recommending GSE for a number of internal applications, including bacterial and viral intestinal problems, gingivitis, dandruff, nail and foot fungi, and sinus and ear infections. There are quite a few companies making GSE products: here are the ones I know best:
Nutribiotics makes GSE concentrate and a line of products for beauty and health-care made from organically-grown grapefruit. Available at health food stores (ask them to order larger sizes for cleaning) or from the Vitamin Shoppe at 800-223-1216. Proseed offers a GSE concentrate and a line of personal care products. Ask your health food store or call 800-677-8577 for their catalog, orwww.imhotepinc.com .
Bi-o-Kleen cleaning products are still my favorites. They’re safe, effective, biodegradable, and already include grapefruit seed extract in their laundry powder and liquid, dish soap, degreaser soap (I tend to use this as my base soap for all cleaning, including hands), and spray cleaners. Ask your health food store, or call 503-557-0216, orwww.biokleenhome.com