This is somewhat confusing. I've been using just under 1 ts of lime juice to activate 15 drops of Miracle-Mineral-Supplement . From what your saying, I may be using too much activator b/c of the vit C that is in the lime juice may neutrilize the solution. According to Jim Humble it is ok to use more activator....but from what your saying, it is not. Am I using too much activator?? Cold you actually do me a huge favor (since you've become our official amatuer chemist...lol), and test how many ppm is being released the way I'm activating it....15 drops of Miracle-Mineral-Supplement with 45-50 drops (just under 1 ts of lime juice).