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.

Detoxifying Zeolite Cleanser/Mask2018-09-10T16:13:22+00:00

This cleanser is ideal for normal to oily skin and for those with hyperpigmentation or pimple problems. Zeolite helps to clarify your complexion by fading hyperpigmentation and calming troublesome spots. You will notice a more even tone even after your first mask. The bacteriostatic action of zeolite helps to clear up pimples and acne.

Blackheads are also improved when zeolite is used as a mask. As the zeolite mask dries, it draws impurities from deep within the pores and then closes the pores as it finishes drying. You will also notice that both the cleanser and the mask have an exfoliating action which leaves your skin feeling and looking smoother.

2 level teaspoons zeolite powder
1 teaspoon water

Put the zeolite powder into a small bowl or cup, add water, stir well until smooth. Add a few more drops of water if the mixture thickens.

Splash your face with water and dry slightly. Apply evenly to slightly damp skin with a gentle upward and outward motion. Either rinse off straight away or leave until dry if you are using it as a mask.

This mask is not recommended for dry, sensitive or mature skin as it can be drying.

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

Zeolite Cautions2018-08-31T10:04:59+00:00

There have been many very positive health studies carried out on zeolite’s healing benefits and zeolite powder is now being used in many countries to treat various serious health problems.

Zeolite captures and removes a wide range of heavy metals and other toxins. When you take zeolite powder internally it travels through the gastrointestinal tract collecting heavy metals and other toxins on the way.


If you have serious health problems please consult your health practitioner before starting on a zeolite detox programme, preferably one who is familiar with zeolite.

  • Taking too much zeolite without drinking enough water may cause dehydration and constipation so make sure you are well hydrated before starting a zeolite detox. To help prevent constipation, increase your fibre intake.
  • If you have major kidney problems, be cautious about your water intake and take minimum doses of zeolite water.
  • If you take more than 10 g of zeolite powder per day over a very long period of time it may cause some loss of nutrition.
  • Do not take iodine within 30 minutes of taking zeolite.
  • Do not take zeolite at the same time as oil based supplements, e.g. evening primrose oil or fish oil, as zeolite absorbs oil.
  • Do not take at the same time as probiotics as zeolite is antimicrobial.
  • Do not take zeolite powder while you are taking a medication containing heavy metals, such as lithium, or containing platinum, which is found in some cancer medications. Instead, take zeolite after stopping the medication to help rid your body of the heavy metals.
  • If you are having chemotherapy or radiation therapy, take zeolite before, between and after treatments but not during treatments.
  • It has been suggested that zeolite supplementation may affect tetracycline and other antibiotics, iron, quinolones, theophylline, propanolol, phenobarbitol, Warfarin and immunosuppressants but I cannot find any hard evidence for this claim.
  • While detoxing do not take large amounts of lecithin or other products containing high levels of phosphorous as they may prevent mobilization of heavy metals.
  • If you have lecithin on your cereal as we do, or in smoothies, don’t take zeolite for a few hours afterwards.
  • If you have had surgery, wait a few weeks for your body to readjust before taking zeolite.

Find out more about the practical uses of zeolite in the book ‘Australian Zeolite Facts & Practical Uses‘.

Recommended Doses & Alleviating Zeolite Detoxing Symptoms2018-08-08T07:13:28+00:00
Detoxifying slowly is much better than trying to rush results. Zeolite is dehydrating and can be constipating if you don’t drink enough water and eat enough fibre. Warm, pre-boiled water may be used.

Recommended Dosages

If you are very toxic, start with 1/4 teaspoon of zeolite water once or twice per day and increase the dose gradually.
Normal dosage is 1 – 2 level teaspoons per day depending on your state of health and the reason you are taking it. If you are taking zeolite to maintain good health, one level teaspoon is enough. Your body size should also be considered as a large person can take more than a slightly built person and a child needs even less.
One level teaspoon of Australian zeolite powder equals 2,500 mg and one heaped teaspoon equals approximately 5,000 mg. The maximum recommended daily dosage is 10,000 mg per day, i.e. four level teaspoons per day but this should only be taken by adults in exceptional circumstances for short periods of time.

When To Take Zeolite

Zeolite powder travels through your gastrointestinal tract at the same rate as your digestion so if you want to keep zeolite in your system throughout the day, space the doses out accordingly, e.g. if you are taking 5,000 mg per day have 1/2 teaspoon after breakfast, 1/2 teaspoon after lunch, 1/2 teaspoon in the late afternoon and 1/2 teaspoon after dinner or you can divide it into three doses.

Even though some people say that zeolite is best taken with food, it can be taken any time at all except late at night because you will be thirsty during the night. Smaller doses taken during the day is the most effective way of taking zeolite.
If you are having surgery, if possible take zeolite for six weeks before surgery but have a break after surgery while your body readjusts. Continue taking zeolite after the break.
For a general detox, take zeolite every day for at least six weeks. Zeolite can be taken over a much longer period but you can have a break from the regime occasionally. If you live in a polluted area it is advisable to take zeolite daily to reduce the chance of heavy metal toxicity.

Alleviate Detoxing Symptoms

Some people may suffer from detoxing symptoms when they first start taking zeolite. To alleviate these symptoms, take no more than 1/3 teaspoon daily and, most importantly, don’t take it in the morning. Wait until later in the day when there is food in your stomach and lower gastrointestinal tract.

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

Pets: Cleaning Up Messes2018-07-04T11:48:08+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‘.


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‘.