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.Continue Reading
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.
As of 2015, apple-cider vinegar has not been proven to lower cholesterol, but those who attempt it use 2 teaspoons in a cup of water every day, according to WebMD. Apple-cider vinegar should always be diluted as the acid may harm tooth enamel at full strength.Full Answer >
Natural remedies to get rid of ants include using vinegar, spices, chalk, coffee grounds, and citrus and cucumber peels. Some of these remedies work because ants dislike strong scents.Full Answer >
To keep cats out of flower beds, use scent repellents, such as citronella, lavender, citrus peels, coffee grounds and vinegar. Choose which scents to use, place them around the flower bed, and replace them regularly.Full Answer >
Apple cider vinegar can help reduce age spots, claims Skin Care Guide. Some research supports the use of apple cider vinegar to treat age spots, while some patients report that it is not effective.Full Answer >