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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) -  Antimicrobial

Grapefruit Seed Extract GSE Therapy HUMAN Uses / Chart - Skin Problems

Grapefruit Seed Extract for Human Skin Problems (topical use)

Please read: Warnings

If skin is irritated, add more oil or water, or less GSE to the recommended amounts. Stay below the irritation level.

Recommended number of drops are given for MAXIMUM available strength Citricidal®Liquid (60% grapefruit extractives (quaternary compound) and 40% vegetable glycerine).   1 drop MAXIMUM strength Citricidal®Liquid contains 33mg GSE.

4 drops of MAXIMUM strength Citricidal® Liquid

 Is equivalent to: 12 drops NutriBiotic® GSE Liquid Concentrate (i.e. 3 times as many drops).



Add 2 drops to your regular liquid cleaner to make a superior solution or use the facial cleaner (see below). Chronic acne may require internal cleansing as well: Mix 1-3 drops GSE in 1 cup water. Drink 3 times daily.


Mix 20 drops in 2 cups water in a spray bottle. After bathing, liberally spray 2 times daily for 3 weeks. Also add 20 (or 40) drops to a small (or large) load of laundry's last rinse when washing socks or stockings and allow to soak to avoid re-infection, or hang socks in sun. Also spray inside shoes thoroughly. Also moisten feet with water and rub in 3-4 drops GSE with wet palm. Rub entire foot to a lather.


Apply 1 drop on the blisters to disinfect. 


Add a few drops to a sponge or cloth and wash entire body. Do not get in eyes, see warnings above.

CALLUSES (Hard Skin)

Take a 10 minute footbath in 10 drops GSE per ½ gallon warm water to remove hard skin.

COLD SORES (Herpes Simplex)

In the palm of your hand, mix 1 drop GSE with a dime-sized amount of vegetable glycerin (sold in health food / drug store) or olive oil. If it irritates then cut back, if it doesn't try a little stronger for quicker relief. Herpes can be stimulated by eating foods rich in arginine (in chocolate and nuts), too much sun, stress and too much kissing (especially someone new) :)


Put 1 drop full strength GSE on the corn 1-2 times daily.


Apply 2-3 drops mixed in 1 Tbsp. of oil.


Spray wound liberally and often with a mix of 1 tsp. GSE in ½ cup distilled or cooled, boiled water in a clean spray bottle. A deep wound requires a more diluted solution. See a physician for severe wounds.

ECZEMA / DERMATITIS (chronic itchy skin disease caused by food or chemical allergies, usually appearing on the inside of the elbow and knees and on the face or wrist)

Try to eliminate offending foods or chemicals. Do not use soap. Mix 3 drops GSE with ¼ cup olive oil and rub into affected area twice daily. 


Thoroughly moisten face with warm or cool water. With wet hands apply 1-2 drops to fingertips and gently massage facial area with circular motions. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. A slight tingling indicates the deep cleaning properties. 

FIRST AID (Abrasions and scratches)

Mix 1-3 drops in 1 Tbsp. water. Apply the mixture 2 times daily directly to affected area of skin. For large areas mix 16-32 drops per cup distilled or cooled, boiled water and spray on affected areas. Do not get in eyes, see warnings above.


Mix 1 tsp. GSE in 2 tsp shampoo and spread evenly over the entire scalp and hair. Cover the hair with plastic and leave for 30 minutes. Repeat after 3 days. Do not get in eyes, see warnings above.

IMPETIGO (A skin infection usually affecting children. An itchy rash-type outbreak recognized by a clear to yellow pus-like discharge that keeps the area wet. Usually caused by Streptococcus or Staphylococcus)

Mix 1 tsp. GSE to 3oz water and spray several times daily. Adding 1 tsp. Calendula Officianlis (Marigold) to the solution. Attention to hygiene prevents recurrent episodes of impetigo. To help decontaminate towels, linens, etc, add 1 tsp.of GSE to the wash or rinse cycle and allow them some soak time.


Apply GSE in an undiluted form. If the skin is sensitive, mix with a little bit of water or olive oil.


Add 2-4 drops to shampoo (mix in hand or on head with shampoo). Massage into scalp and leave on for at least 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. May be used without shampoo: 2-4 drops per cup of water rub into scalp and let dry. A spray bottle is useful for this. Do not get in eyes, see warnings above. 

NAIL TREATMENT / FUNGI (Deformed discolored soft or brittle nails)

Mix 1-3 drops in 1 Tbsp. water, grain alcohol (vodka). Apply the solution on the surface of the nail and along the cuticle, or soak nails 2 times daily. Nail fungus is particularly resistant; Several months of regular use may be necessary. For stubborn cases add more drops or even use full strength if necessary.

NETTLE RASH / CHICKEN POX / SHINGLES / HIVES (Varicella- Zoster virus)

Mix 3 drops with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and apply to skin, or mix 3-5 drops in 1 cup water and spray affected area, as needed.


Mix 2 tsp. GSE to 5oz (10 Tbsp.) water in a spray bottle and apply to a small area of the skin. If a burning sensation results, add a little water. Spray liberally over affected areas; repeat every 2 hours as needed. Shake mixture between sprayings. 

PSORIASIS (Itchy red patches on skin with silvery white scales)

Rub affected area twice daily with a mix of 2-4 drops in ¼ cup olive oil.

RASHES (Cracking, dry flaky and scaly skin)

Mix 3drops with 1 Tbsp.olive oil and apply to skin 2 or 3 times daily.

RINGWORM (Ring shaped fungi) / SKIN FUNGI (Moist weepy red patches)

Mix 1 tsp. GSE to 2 ½ oz. water in a spray bottle. Spray affected area. If burning sensation is felt add a little more water. Alternatively use olive oil instead of water and rub into affected area. Use twice daily and continue for a while after symptoms have disappeared to ensure skin fungi has died. Prevent spreading by treating all areas simultaneously. Expose skin to fresh air and sunshine. Do not get in eyes, see warnings above.

SHAVING RASH (usually caused by a fungus)

Add 1-3 drops to shaving cream or use facial cleanser (see above) as an aftershave. Disinfect razor and blades before and after using (See toothbrush / razor sterilizer instructions below).


Put GSE directly onto the tick or the leech, then remove and put another drop on the bite to disinfect.

If in infested area, check for deer ticks which can transmit Ehrlichia, a serious pathogen that causes HGE (human granulocytic ehrlichiosis)which can be fatal. As a precautionary measure, drink 5-10 drops mixed in 8 oz water 3 times daily for 1-2 weeks.


Spray underarms with 10-20 drops in 2 cups water mixed / shaken in a spray bottle.

Or add 1 drop GSE to moistened fingertips and apply to each underarm.


Soak a clean cotton pad in a mix of 10 drops to 2-4oz cooled, boiled water and place in the affected area. Keep moist and renew often.


Rub 1 drop of full strength GSE directly onto the wart. Cover with Band-Aid to keep wart moist. Apply 2 times daily, for 3 weeks. (Warning: Warts are highly contagious viruses and can spread if picked, trimmed, or even touched). If trimming excess skin off wart, sterilize clippers before and after and dispose of clippings appropriately.


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