A homemade enzyme cleaner includes a combination of water, citrus peels, active yeast, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. The mixture takes three months to ferment in a non-airtight container to become a usable cleaner. Use a bottle that has a wide enough lip to allow for chopped citrus peels. The recipe also requires a funnel and a cheesecloth strainer.Know More
For a 2-liter bottle, use 2 cups of peel from any citrus fruit, 1 liter of water, 1 teaspoon of active yeast and ½ cup of brown sugar. Combine these ingredients in the bottle, using the funnel if necessary.
Being careful not to spill, shake the bottle to mix the ingredients. Shake it for around 30 seconds. Then, cover the bottle opening loosely enough to allow air bubbles to escape.
For the first few days, shake the bottle once per day to remove the foam caused by the buildup of gas bubbles. Again, allow the air to escape.
Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed to ferment anywhere from two days to three months. Release the gas as needed.
Using the cheesecloth or a mesh sieve, strain out the peel. In a glass spray bottle, mix the remaining liquid with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.
To make a moist heat pad, fill a sock or cloth glove with 4 to 5 cups of uncooked rice, oatmeal or quinoa. Sew the opening closed with a needle and thread, or tie it closed to prevent spills. Microwave the filled container for two to four minutes.Full Answer >
Make a homemade facial peel with honey, lemon and sea salt. This peel exfoliates the skin, brightens it and naturally lightens skin tone. A peel made of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, 2 eggs and melted gelatin improves blood circulation, fades acne spots, reduces wrinkles, tightens the skin and removes an uneven tan.Full Answer >
To make your own homemade body lotion, you can use 1/2 cup of almond or olive oil, 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/4 cup of beeswax. The almond or olive oil can also be infused first with herbs if desired. Optional ingredients include one teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons of shea butter or cocoa butter, essential oils, vanilla extract or other natural extracts.Full Answer >
One Green Planet recommends a mixture of 1 cup of unrefined shea butter and 1 cup of cold pressed coconut oil to make whipped body butter in just a few hours. Optional ingredients are 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil, 5 to 10 drops of essential oils and 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin.Full Answer >