It is a concentrated liquid, a product of a 3-month fermentation process made from kitchen waste, black sugar/brown sugar and water. Kitchen waste meaning only fruits and vegetables. No meat or anything else.The kitchen waste should only be organic materials. An example would be fruit peels, left over fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cucumber etc. Garbage Enzyme is a multi-purpose natural cleanser and fertilizer. It also has many other usages.
WHAT ARE GARBAGE ENZYMES USED FOR ?
1. Household cleansing solution
-Instead of using typical detergents, garbage enzymes could be used for cleaning up stubborn stains in the kitchen, cleaning the dishes, cleaning cars, removing foul smells and washing the toilet. This also helps to save some money in the household.
2. Insect repellent
-Garbage enzymes are effective in keeping pests aways such as cockroaches, ants, spiders and lizards. Although one of the ingredients of the garbage enzyme is sugar, it will not attract the ants because the sugar would be broken down during the fermentation period.
3.Fertilizers for plants
-The garbage enzymes also act as a fertilizer for the plants. The residues (that is the fruit peels, vegetables etc) of the Garbage Enzyme can be dried and ‘blend’ into pieces and stored up. They can be added to the soil as fertilizer when needed.
4. Preventing blockage of drainage pipes
-It is mentioned on the internet that Garbage Enzyme helps prevent blockage in drainpipes, releasing residues accumulated in the pipe of basins or toilet bowls. And Garbage Enzyme that flows underground and eventually into the river helps to break down harmful chemicals in the river and sea.
-It is also said that during the fermentation of Garbage Enzyme, ozone gas is released and in turn helps to slow down Global Warming and at the same time help to heal the environment
HOW DOES GARBAGE ENZYMES WORK
-In very simple language, garbage enzyme is the product of fermentation of vegetable/fruit wastes in a mixture of water and brown sugar after a period of 3 months. The final garbage enzyme liquid is obtained after filtration and removal of the residue. It is the process of fermentation with the key ingredient of brown sugar that is metabolized by bacteria into alcohol which is subsequently reduced to acetic acid or vinegar.
*****EXTRA INFORMATION *****We have found out that there are ways to speed up the process of fermentation during the making of garbage enzymes. Instead of waiting 3 months, it could all be done in 2 weeks.
The reason it takes so long to ferment is that you’re relying on the tiny amount of natural yeast that lives on the citrus peels to reproduce and eat all that sugar. Since there isn’t much yeast at the beginning, it takes a long time to get the fermentation going.
You can speed it up considerably by adding a spoonful of yeast at the beginning. It should take less than two weeks if there’s enough yeast. Another way to speed it up is to save the liquid / sludge at the bottom and use it in your next batch, it will speed things up a lot.