You’d never put “garbage enzymes” and “cleaning products” in the same sentence, right? Bt, this article will actually show you that these two get along together, and eventually you’ll get your very own chemical-free household cleaning product.
This may not be the best description for our cleaning product, but you’ll soon get through the main idea. Acetic acid is the base of our product, and it is obtained through cooking unfermented fruit and veggie scraps with some brown sugar and water.
This natural procedure will give you an effective, eco-friendly and cheap cleaning product.
Keep reading this article for more instructions.
Make your own garbage enzymes
- A wide-mouth bottle with airtight lid
½ cup brown sugar, jaggery, or molasses
- 1 ½ cup organic fruit scraps (citrus peels smell amazing)
- 10 cups fresh water
The ratio you’re looking for is 1:3:10 for sugar, fruit scraps, and water. Use more if you need a bigger amount of the cleaner.
Put the sugar in your bottle, and add in the fruit scraps. Pour in the water.
Seal the cap. Be careful, if your container isn’t airtight, you may notice fruit flies and maggots around it.
Mark “the date of production.”
Your scraps have to ferment for two months before you use your cleaner. Shake the content every day. The fermentation process will release gas, so try not to forget that you have to open the bottle every day to get the gas out.
If your bottle swells, open it to release the gas completely. This is common in the first month of the preparation, and you may also notice some liquid leaking out because of the pressure.
If you notice a whitish growths on your enzymes during the fermentation, don’t panic. This yeast appears almost always. Just shake the content well, and the growth will get mixed in the liquid. You actually need this yeast to convert the sugar into alcohol, and as you already know, alcohol is an excellent cleaner.
Wait for two months, and your garbage enzymes are ready for use. Strain the liquid, and get that cleaning mode on. Use the residues as a natural fertilizer for your home garden.
How to use garbage enzymes?
Check our nice suggestions on how to use your all-natural, toxin-free cleaner.
- Dishes and laundry
About a quarter cup will suffice for both your dishes and laundry.
Add your cleaner to the washing machine right before you add the clothes. If you use it to do the dishes, make sure you add a drop of detergent for extra foam.
A capful of your cleaner will free you from stains. Leave it on for a few hours, and rinse. Garbage enzymes can remove even blood stains.
- Dirty floor
Make a solution of your garbage enzymes. Use one part of your cleaner, and 20 parts of water. Your kitchen and bathroom floor will never be shinier.
- Natural fertilizer
Make the same solution, and use it as a fertilizer for your plants. It works for both your flowering and non-flowering plants. Be careful, don’t add too much of the liquid because your plants won’t like it.
- Car wash
Use the same solution to wash and rinse your car. If your car is super dirty, use a ratio of 1:10.
Use one part of garbage enzymes and 3 parts of water. Transfer the solution into a spray bottle, and clean your windows and mirrors.
You’ll be amazed with the results! This is an excellent way to go all-natural, and we strongly suggest that you make your own “garbage enzymes.”
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