Using Zeolite in an Electric or Candle Oil Burner
Avoid the problem of sticky oil residue on the bowl of your electric oil burner and avoid the hassle of having to keep the water topped up if you have a candle oil burner.
Place 1 - 3 teaspoons zeolite powder into the bowl of the oil burner (depending on size of bowl), making 4 or 5 slight depressions in the powder for essential oil.
Put 1 drop of essential oil into each depression. The 9 - 10 drops recommended by retailers of essential oils and oil burners are not needed as zeolite reduces the amount of oil which has to be used. Use 4 - 5 drops of oil depending on the strength of the fragrance and the size of the room. When the fragrance fades, add another couple of drops of the same oil or a complementary oil if you want to create a blend. After a few days change the zeolite and oil.
To recycle, empty the fragrant zeolite into a small paper envelope to use as a potpourri. They last for ages, trials over 6 months show the potpourris to be still very fragrant. Before Placing them in your clothes drawers, wardrobes, under sink cupboard or in shoes gently crush the hard clumps to rub fragrance into paper. When fragrance has gone from potpourri empty envelope into kitty litter to absorb odour.
Musty Damp and Mildew Odors
Sprinkle zeolite in areas of persistent dampness to dry out and eliminate odours. Place a bowl of zeolite (any grade) under the kitchen sink, in the fridge or any other area prone to damp.
Place a large bowl of zeolite (any grade) in living areas where cigarette smoke lingers. To reactivate the zeolite, once a week take the bowl outside, stir it and place in the sun for a few hours. For heavy atmospheres, spray the zeolite with water to increase activity. If you smoke, rinse your mouth, gargle and drink zeolite to rid yourself of harmful chemicals.
Place bowls of Grade 2 or 3 zeolite in freshly painted rooms to absorb the smell. Spray the zeolite lightly with water to increase activity.
Use Grade 1, 2 or 3 zeolite to soak up spilled oil or petrol and remove their odours.
Caravan and Boat Toilets
Add Grade 1 zeolite to the holding tank to eliminate odours. Use quarter to half a cup.
Zeolite is not an insecticide, but its drying effect can be fatal to many insects. Small ants don't like zeolite, pour Grade 1 zeolite down and around their holes and along ant trails.
Cooking and Laundry
Add a teaspoon of Grade 1 or Grade 2 zeolite to a large bowl or half sink of water. Soak vegetables for a few minutes to rid them of any harmful chemicals. Rinse well if desired, if not leave the zeolite residue in place.
Zeolite has no taste or odour
Soups, Stews, Casseroles, etc
Superfine Grade 1 zeolite can be added to any cooked food which needs thickening. Put required amount of zeolite into a small bowl, add a small amount of water and stir to dissolve. Add to food at thickening stage, stir well. It is hard to say how much zeolite should be used, it all depends on the quantity cooked and how thick you want it to be. Start with 1 teaspoon and increase if necessary.
Add 1 - 2 teaspoons Grade 1 zeolite to any type of smoothie.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Grade 1 zeolite over your cereal.
Laundry Soaker and Washing Booster
Synthetic zeolites are used extensively in laundry detergents to soften water and help remove grease and dirt. Grade 1 zeolite also works well if it is made into a strong solution first. Add about 1/2 cup zeolite to 1 Lt water, let it stand for a few minutes then pour the liquid into the washing machine or soaking tub. Leave the residual powder in the bottom of the container for later use. The same 1/2 cup zeolite can be used 2 or 3 times. After that use the zeolite to water a plant. Less laundry detergent can be used when zeolite is added to the wash.