Making Eco-enzyme

With the Chinese New Year celebration going on, it means plenty of mandarin oranges- the most common citrus fruit to make eco-enzyme.

So, what else do you need other than oranges?

Sugar, orange peels and water.

3 basic ingredients:

  • Sugar: food source for fermentation
  • Orange peels
  • Water

It’s that simple! Are you ready for a simple tutorial?

Add 1 part sugar
Add 3 parts orange peel, best to cut them into small pieces. The peels do not have to be washed/ scrubbed beforehand.
Top up with water and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Cover the bottle. For the first 10 days, remove cap to stir and release the carbon dioxide gas produced during fermentation, about 2 to 3 times daily. This is called the burping process. For this reason, it’s best to use plastic bottle, to allow room for expansion due to gas produced.

The eco-enzyme is ready about 3 months later or when all the peels sink.

So, what can you do with the eco-enzyme? Well, the common use is as a cleaning agent. Check out the tips below!


It’s that easy! So, will you be making the switch to green cleaning and making your own eco-enzyme? Let us know how yours turns out!

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