Zeolites are a powerful microporous material with many practical uses around the home, office, garden, or garage. Keep a bag or two around for a dryer, cleaner, and odor-free household. Easily recharge the zeolite by setting it outside in the sun on a long warm day.
1) Preserve Over-Ripe Fruits & Vegetables
Placing zeolite powder or fine granules in a bowl on the counter, or in a bag in the refrigerator will slow down the ripening of fruits and vegetables. Place the most ripe area down into the zeolite, or wipe the entire fruit or vegetable with powder. Wash off before cooking or consumption. Zeolite is all-natural and non-toxic.
2) Place in the refrigerator to reduce humidity & odor
Place a bowl of zeolite granules or a chunk of raw zeolite in the refrigerator. The zeolite will act as both a dehumidifier and as an odor absorbent. For an average size refrigerator, just 1 to 2 zeolite chunks will eradicate lingering odors.
3) Place in drawers or closets to reduce humidity & odor
Place a small sock filled with zeolite granules or a chunk of zeolite in drawers or on closet shelves to absorb odors, prevent mold, and reduce humidity.
4) Use with all-purpose cleaners to remove tough stains
Pour zeolite powder on tough sink stains, let stand for 10-15 minutes, then scrub with any home cleaner to help eliminate old stains and mold. Because zeolite is microscopically abrasive, it both preserves the finish and absorbs molds & stains within its crystalline structure.
5) Add a little zeolite to cat litter to remove odor
Shake out a thin layer of zeolite powder over recent deposits or when cleaning out the litter box for an extra layer of odor control.
6) Pour over oil spills in the garage
Zeolite is an excellent oil absorbent, use it to cover and soak up oil spills around the garage or driveway. Sweep away and reuse as needed.
7) Use as a pet & lawn safe ice melt
Zeolite is a very powerful ice-melting material, with an even lower melting point than salt. It is naturally non-toxic, harmless to animals and beneficial to soils. Use granular zeolite over icy walkways, driveways, stairs and roads.
8) Line Trash Cans to reduce humidity & odor
You can add a little zeolite powder or granules to the bottom of any trashcan, between the bag and the can. Not only will this act as an absorbent layer for any moisture leaks, it will also prevent mold and absorb odors including ammonia and harmful organic compounds.