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All-Purpose Cleaning/Disinfectant Spray- Fall 2008 Catalog

All-Purpose Cleaning/Disinfectant Spray

2 cups warm (tap water will work) water

1/4 cup Castile soap or 1 tsp all-natural dish soap

1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (Or cheap white vinegar)

20 drops or 1 Tbsp Tea Tree oil

10 drops Peppermint oil or Eucalyptus oil

5-10 drops Grapefruit Seed Crush

Combine together in a spray bottle, shake to mix. Spray surface lightly and polish dry with a soft cloth. Because of the concentration of this cleaner, you won’t need a lot to get the job done! Great in the bathroom for your sink or toilet. Also easy to use on kitchen counter tops and on vinyl or tile floor after pets or kid messes!

Warning: Test porous surfaces before using as the essential oils can possibly eat into unsealed surfaces.

This is a recipe used by Beeyoutiful Staff. Please feel free to alter it to fit your personal needs. Please note however, the Castile soap or natural dish soap is what emulsifies the essential oils and  keeps them from floating on the top in concentrated levels. We personally like using this homemade/cheap blend better than most commercial cleaners just for its effectiveness! Enjoy!

Recipes for using Grapefruit Seed Extract- Summer 2007 Catalog

Recipes for using Grapefruit Seed Extract:

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Vegetable/Fruit Wash

Add 15 drops of grapefruit seed extract per 32 ounces of water and put into a spray bottle. Shake, spray thoroughly, and rinse afterward.

 

Body Odor Spray

2 fluid ounces distilled witch hazel extract

7 drops grapefruit seed extract

10 drops cypress essential oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

Mix together in spray bottle. Shake and apply as needed.

 

Odorless Mold Killer Spray

15 drops grapefruit seed extract

2 cups water

Mix together in spray bottle. Spray on troublesome spots. Do not rinse. This mixture keeps well.

 

Dreamy, Creamy Lotion

2 1/2 ounces almond, olive or peanut oil (or a combination)

1 1/2 ounces coconut oil

1 ounce beeswax

2 ounces aloe vera gel

2 ounces water or rose water

1 Tbsp glycerin

Natural preservative (1 tsp vitamin C powder, 1/4 tsp vitamin A powder and 1 Tbsp wheat germ oil or 1/4 tsp grape fruit seed extract)

10 – 25 drops fragrant essential oils, if desired

1 tsp borax (optional)

Melt the oils and beeswax over medium heat in a double boiler. Remove from the heat, pour in the aloe vera gel, water, glycerin, preservative and fragrance (if using), and stir with a mixer until thick and creamy. For a thinner lotion, slightly decrease the beeswax. (You can also add 1 tsp borax.)

Makes 1 cup.

 

Citrus and Lavender Moisturizing Cream

2 Tbsp grape-seed oil

2 Tbsp jojoba oil

1 Tbsp grated beeswax

1 400-IU capsule vitamin E oil

1/4 cup (60 ml) aloe vera juice

2 drops grapefruit seed extract

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops grapefruit essential oil

 

Mouthwash

Dilute 2 – 4 drops grapefruit seed extract in 6 – 8 ounces water. Swish in mouth and then rinse with water.

 

Poison Ivy Treatment

Mix 1/3 ounce grapefruit seed extract with 10 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Spray liberally on affected area. If burning sensation results, add 10 more ounces of water. Repeat every two hours as needed.