Tips 2018-07-04T12:03:11+00:00

Over the years I’ve been asked many questions about zeolite and its applications. Zeolite has changed my life for the better and there’s not a day goes past that I don’t use it for some reason. It’s not just my life and my family’s lives that have been improved because of zeolite powder, but thousands of people throughout Australia and the world who are now using it regularly and finding a vast improvement in their overall health and skin condition.

Each fortnight, we will be sharing tips on this page about the many practical uses of zeolite.

If you have any specific questions.

Pets: Cleaning Up Messes 2018-07-04T11:48:08+00:00

Zeolite has an affinity with ammonium ions, it removes the ammonia smell in urine very efficiently and is used extensively for this reason on the floor of horse stables and animal cages. Zeolite also helps to reduce other malodours caused by your pets, e.g. unpleasant ‘doggy’ smells which can linger in bedding areas.

Cleaning Soft Surfaces

If you are cleaning up a wet urine mess on carpet, sprinkle zeolite powder over the area. If the liquid soaks through the zeolite, sprinkle some more powder on top then allow it to dry completely. Brush or sweep up as much of the powder as you can before vacuuming. Don’t vacuum up large amounts of zeolite powder unless your vacuum has a hepa filter.

Another way of cleaning carpet or soft furnishings is to make up a very strong solution of zeolite water and spray the area thoroughly. Allow to dry completely before brushing off or vacuuming the fine residue. Test on a small area first if you are concerned about water damage to the fabric.

Environment Control Powder is also extremely efficient at removing urine and its odour from carpet. When our cat, Pip, became incontinent for a few weeks before he died I had plenty of practise. Put the powder on top of the wet patch, put some gloves on, place a few sheets of paper towel on top and press down as hard as you can. You will see that the powder is now wet, so remove as much as possible and put it onto some sheets of newspaper before repeating the process. Using the sticky beak nozzle, vacuum the area thoroughly. You will be amazed at how much liquid is absorbed by the powder. Discard in the garbage bin.

Cleaning Hard Surfaces

To clean up a puddle of urine or a cat’s hairball mess on a hard surface, sprinkle zeolite onto the area, cover with paper towels, wait until the liquid absorbs into the zeolite and paper towels. Then, using gloves, pick up the paper towel and contents, wrap in newspaper and discard in bin. Spray and wipe the area. I have done this many times and it works well. Environment Control Powder can also be used in a similar way.

Kitty Litter

Zeolite powder added to kitty litter boosts moisture absorption, improves clumping and significantly reduces malodour. When making up a new tray, sprinkle about one level tablespoon of zeolite powder over the top of the litter and shake through. Add more zeolite powder after removing clumps. Zeolite will also extend the life of the kitty litter.

There’s a lot more tips about the practical uses of zeolite in the book ‘Australian Zeolite Facts & Practical Uses‘.

Deodorant 2018-06-25T12:16:32+00:00

Zeolite: a natural mineral deodorantZeolite is a great deodorant for everybody, especially chemically sensitive people.

Zeolite powder is bacteriostatic so it helps to prevent the growth and proliferation of the bacteria which cause malodour. Bacteria live in moisture, zeolite controls moisture by absorbing water. Both of these actions make zeolite an excellent deodorant.

Sprinkle zeolite powder onto your hands and then apply sparingly under your arms or use very thin zeolite mud, both methods work well. Zeolite powder blended with cornflour can also be used as a deodorant. Try one part zeolite powder to three parts cornflour or a 50/50 mix.

You may find zeolite powder does not prevent malodour when first using it because of all the toxins being drawn out in the initial applications. If this is the case, rinse the powder off, dry the area thoroughly and reapply more powder. If your lymph gland needs detoxifying, it is a good idea to apply thick zeolite mud to your armpits and leave for about 10 minutes before removing it.

I found that when I started drinking zeolite water regularly I needed a deodorant less and less and now rarely need one. If I do, I use zeolite powder. My husband is the same and no longer needs a deodorant at all.

There’s a lot more tips about the practical uses of zeolite in the book ‘Australian Zeolite Facts & Practical Uses‘.