Sometimes what you create in the end is much different than what you started out to do. In attempting to make an enzyme cleaner that works for red wine spills, I made an awesome household cleaner, that I accidentally discovered also works great on cars and really diluted, is great for houseplants.. Also, carpets, pet messes, food, floors, and especially fibers (laundry cuffs, collars, diapers, grass, blood), cleaning vegetables, and more. who’d-a-knew!! When making this product, I did a lot of research, including connecting with a professor in South America who is running and enzyme experiment using the school's leftover food. I learned from his experiment, however I chose to only use citrus and pineapple for mine. No horrible smelly stuff with flies and varmints for me. This process is time consuming and labor intensive and it is also so unique and wonderful and good for so many aspects that I am going to tell you exactly how to make it yourself for those of you who have an inkling to. It is my opinion that we should all be fermenting not only cleaners, but our food and drink as well...for the planet, for our body ecology, and for household safety. Of course, it is yet another chore to do in our way too busy lives… and that's where Blessed Creek's already made enzymes come in.
In case you are not familiar with citrus enzyme cleaners; they are a byproduct of fermenting, kind of like wine actually, and enzymes work by breaking down proteins. It is time consuming as it takes a minimum of 3 months to make a batch. Some say the enzymes can be ingested, and I have heard they help with age spots, but I have not tried that myself. Perhaps I should consider it.. I tasted it, and really don't care for it too much at all. Another byproduct is cleaner drains, septic system ecology and cleaner waterways. Pretty cool eh?
I use a couple of tablespoons in a quart of water and add to a spray bottle, or a 1/8 cup to a gallon of water for floors, less for laundry soaking. Enzymes need to sit to work. Remember, they are live. I think my floor actually cleans itself a little after repeated uses.
I have confirmed, through doing this for a few years now, that using conventionally grown, non-organic fruit produces an extremely inferior product if you can even get a good ferment out of it. Mine sit for 6 months or more to be the product I want it to be. Also, if you use conventional tap water that contains chlorine and fluoride, the ferment will be highly inferior. I go to the local spring, and use that water.
Attached is the recipe I personally and finally came up with and use. Feel free to download the recipe as a gift to you... for your own use and have your hand at making the enzymes yourself. Of course you can always just purchase my bottle and save yourself the time.. Try it with pineapple for a really awesome cleaner. Pineapple has a high concentration of the enzyme bromelain and is one of my favorites. I have a limited number of those bottles left.