Starting next week, we will begin our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas. We will have 12 post dedicated to holiday foods, crafts, gifts and fun! So before that starts we wanted to catch you up with how the homemade citrus enzyme cleaner turned out.
Click here to see the recipe and uses for the enzyme cleaner made from fruit scrapes, brown sugar and water. As you may recall it takes 3 months to prepare. We actually have another week before is fully mature, but we didn't want to wait until after the holidays to share our results with you!
We decided to put the enzyme cleaner to the test. We poured a half cup of strained cleaner into a spray bottle and added twenty ounces of water to dilute. Then we hit the house! We were quite impressed with our results. The enzyme cleaner was fantastic in the kitchen and the bathroom. It cleaned the tile floors and the grout really well. It totally eliminated the odors in the plastic garbage cans. It even cleaned the mirrors. The most impressive results were when in cleaning around the toilet (we have little boys with bad aim). It removed all the unpleasant bathroom odors. The bathroom is super clean and smells fresh!
For once we were kind of excited when Rocky, the dog, had an accident in the house. Here was our chance to really give the enzyme cleaner a workout! Our cleaner came through with flying colors!
We totally recommend giving this recipe a try! We have already started another batch.
A Few Tips:
- Keep the lid very loose. The first few weeks there is a lot of gas pressure.
- Keep the cleaner somewhere you will see it so you will remember to shake it. (everyday for the first few weeks)
- The cleaner should keep indefinitely
- If you keep the fruit bits in your cleaner it will continue to get stronger.
- Use diluted, but use more cleaner for tougher jobs
We recommend allowing the product to sit for about five minutes, more for tougher jobs