Benefits of Eco-Enzyme
There are many beneficial uses of eco-enzyme. You can use it as household and laundry cleaner, air purifier and organic fertilizer but most importantly, it’s really beneficial to the environment. You’re minimizing food waste by either using them to make eco enzyme or use them to make compost. Apart from that, using eco enzyme will prevent your needs to use chemical-based cleaners which pollute the river and surrounding eco-system.
It’s rather simple to make eco enzyme and I learned it early this year from my family. It was right before Chinese New Year so they collected tons of rotten mandarin oranges from the market for us to make the enzyme. I’m going to share with you here my first experience of making eco enzyme with my family.
What You Need
Get an air-tight plastic container. You would want to use containers made of Polypropylene. It has number 5 on it.
Here’s the table of the ratio needed to make eco-enzyme.
|The Ratio of Making Eco Enzyme|
|Brown sugar, molasses or jaggery||1||300g||1kg||10 Kg|
|Fruits and vegetable scraps||3||900g||3kg||30 kg|
Depending on the size of your container, you can adjust it accordingly as long as the ratio is 1:3:10 as stated above. Also, please remember to leave some airspace for fermentation and do not fill up the entire container.
For the first 2 weeks, you can open the cover and push the floating scraps downward and stir it a little to speed up the fermentation. At the same time, by opening the cover, you also release the pressure from the gas that’s building up in the container. This is to prevent rupture to your container. That’s why it’s NOT RECOMMENDED to use glass containers as it may pose danger if it explodes due to the pressure.
Harvesting Your Eco-Enzyme
Storing Your Eco-Enzyme
Store your eco enzyme in plastic bottles. As I’ve mentioned earlier, you can use it as household and laundry cleaner or as organic fertilizer. If it’s too much for your own storage, you can choose to give it away to family and friends as a way to encourage them to use eco enzyme and lessen the usage of chemical based cleaners.
So that was my experience in making and harvesting eco enzyme. If you would like to find out more, you can visit Enzyme SOS website and read more about it. They also have the information in Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin.