Let's Make our Homemade Natural Enzyme!!!

First of all, what is an enzyme peeps??

Enzymes are an amazing type of protein that provides energy and reactivates our cells. A cup of enzyme a day can help detox your body and keep you healthy and hale.

It's amazing how much interest fruit enzymes (and vegetable enzymes) have generated these couple of years. And it's a good thing - as enzymes are extremely healthy, easy to do (and cheap!).
So what are enzymes? Enzymes are protein molecules responsible for all biological activities in the human cells. The main function of enzymes is to aid digestion and provide energy. Consuming enzymes helps the...
body digest, absorb and utilize nutrients.

There are two types of enzymes :
1. external enzymes which are found in food and DIY enzymes; and 2. internal enzymes which are present in the body (whereby higher levels of internal enzymes translate to stronger immune system).

To obtain external enzymes (or active enzymes), we need to consume plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. A rich alternative to obtaining these external enzymes is to consume DIY enzymes via fermentation process. During the fermentation process, live bacteria “pre-digests” the nutrients available in fruits and elevates the enzyme levels present in the fruits.

So here is the “recipe” of DIY enzymes! :
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Citrus Enzyme Cleaner
Things Needed:
2-liter Plastic Bottle
100 g (or about 1/2 cup) Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon yeast (optional, to speed up process)
1 liter Water
300 g (or about 2 cups) Lemon and/or Orange Scraps
Marking Pen

2) Pour the brown sugar into the 2-liter plastic bottle
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3) Cut the lemon and orange scraps (I only had lemons on hand) into pieces small enough to fit the mouth of the bottle. Put them in the bottle.

4) Add yeast. Add one liter of tap water into the bottle.Tightly screw the cap so that no liquid falls out and dissolve the sugar by shaking the bottle for about 30 seconds.

5) For the first couple of weeks, give the bottle a shake once a day, making sure to leave the bottle cap loosely fastened to avoid gas build-up (ie. Explosions!) from the fermentation process.

Using a marking pen, write the date on the bottle. It will take three months for the ingredients to ferment. (Or two weeks if you add the yeast.) 

When the enzyme cleaner is ready…add half a cup of enzyme cleaner to one liter of water and mix thoroughly.  (Use more if you prefer a stronger concentration.)

Some uses recommended for this non-toxic, environmentally friendly enzyme:
1) for dishes and laundry (use 1/4 cup of enzyme)
2) for washing bathrooms and toilets. grime comes off easily (1 part enzyme to 10 parts water)
3) for removing stubborn stains and odours (coloured fabrics and floors) (use undiluted)
4) to clean vegetables and fruits (1 part enzyme to 10 parts water)
5) clear blockages in kitchen sinks and drains (use concentrated or blended pulp/sludge of enzyme)
6) as a natural insect repellent (use undiluted) for ants, cockroaches.
7) for mopping floors (1 part enzyme to 20 parts water)
8) as fertilizer for plants (use 1 part enzyme to 20 parts water, or use the leftover mop water)
9) as a skincare product, e.g. facial cleanser or toner (1 part enzyme to 2 parts water)
10) wash cars – cars will look as if they have just been polished! (1 part enzyme to 20 parts water)
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