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Bio Enzyme – Natural Multipurpose Cleaner

We have all read the labels of most popular household cleaners. They all come with a warning “Hazardous, keep away from children and animals”; which clearly means they may clean your house but are not safe for you. At a macro level these commercial cleaners are a big environmental hazard too, slowly poisoning our lakes, rivers and soil. The best thing is to switch to Bio enzyme!

It was 5 years ago that I first heard of bio enzyme and regretting that it took me so long to try my first batch of this magical enzyme. 

If you like the idea of low or zero waste, you may find my post on home composting interesting too.

Bio enzymes are natural cleaners made from fruit peels, preferably citrus fruits. Most people use orange and lemon peels for making BE for cleaning, other peels like banana etc. can be used to make plant food/ fertilizer.

Uses

A bio enzyme as mentioned earlier is a natural multipurpose cleaner. You can use bio enzyme to clean your bathroom sink, W.C. You can use bio-enzyme for mopping too

  • As floor cleaner- Add 50ml of Bio Enzyme to your bucket of water.
  • As Bathroom tiles/ sink cleaner- Spray Bio enzyme and leave it for 20-30 minutes and then scrub the areas.
  • Laundry and dishes- Add soap nut liquid and use your Bio Enzyme liquid to clean dishes, laundry
  • Plant fertilizer- Diluted Bio Enzyme can also be used as liquid fertilizer for plants, the ones made from banana and other peels. I have only made citrus fruit BE; hence I will only be talking about that in this post.
  • Vegeatbles and toy disinfectant- These days there are several vegge washes and toys disinfectants, you can use BE to clean your vegetables/fruits. Make water and BE solution and dip your vegetables for 10-15 minutes, wash with regular water and then dry before storing.
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Composting At Home In Few Easy Steps

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Composting at home is all about willingness to reduce the waste and some constant efforts before you get into the habit.

I love plants and the beauty they bring along, the green, earthly touch of nature that they add  to a home is unmatchable.

While I love plants, I also agree they need to be looked after, watered, manured.

In my previous post on  home decor, I mentioned about my love for creating something useful out of waste and so composting drew my attention.

I was tired of buying khaad (cowdung manure) and other fertilisers, so around 4 years back my journey of home composting to create good quality compost for my plants began.

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Let me begin with telling you what composting is- Composting is a process where waste decomposes naturally to create fertile compost ( the output of composting). All the kitchen waste does eventually decompose, but if left in the bin it will go with the rest of the waste and take longer to decay and lengthen the decomposition process for other dry waste too, releasing harmful gases in the environment.

I first tried composting in a bin, without reading and knowing enough. It attracted bugs and smelled bad, the food did decay and i did get some good compost, but I had to find a better way of composting. Continue Reading