When the enzyme cleaner is ready, all you need is a 1/2 a cup of it to one liter of water (mix thoroughly). You can make it stronger than that if you like.
I found these recommendations from around the web and from personal experience for uses of this cleaner.
- dishes and laundry use 1/4 cup of enzyme.
- washing bathrooms and toilets use 1 part enzyme to 10 parts water.
- removing stubborn stains and odors (colored fabrics and floors) use undiluted.
- to clean vegetables and fruits use 1 part enzyme to 10 parts water.
- as a natural insect repellent use undiluted for ants and cockroaches.
- for mopping floors use 1 part enzyme to 20 parts water.
- as a fertilizer for plants use 1 part enzyme to 20 parts water.
- as a skincare product (facial cleanser or toner) use 1 part enzyme to 2 parts water.
- to wash cars use 1 part enzyme to 20 parts water.
After I made my citrus enzyme cleaner I made a citrus enzyme scrub using the left over citrus peels and pulp! It works like soft scrub without the harsh chemicals. I just ground up the pulp and added some baking soda!
Don’t want to wait? Try this DIY cleaner option! This is the recipe for my DIY Nontoxic Veggie Wash and believe it or not, I use it to clean as well! All it takes is vinegar, water, and a few drops of lemon essential oil or Thieves.
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