How to make enzyme based cleaning products and get rid of odours, grease and grime
You will need to keep up a large and regular supply of enzymes. I recommend this classic method and have found it to be 100% effective. We have 3 cats and 2 grandchildren and all our cleaning is done with DIY enzymes.
Q ) http://naturefresh.co.za/make-your-own-household-cleaners/ You asked if the classic enzyme cleaner could clear drains?
A ) Of course! They eat the goo.
For drains, I am not sure – mine are never blocked anymore. I collect the greasy water in a separate basin and feed it to hungry plants. The quick method for clearing out the worst muck is with boiling water and bicarb down the drain. Pour in vinegar, close plug and whoosh! Thereafter feed the drainage system with enzymes. Even our washbasins are better behaved. But my husband shaves in a separate basin and the water is used for toilet flushing. This has made a big difference! Best to dispose of nasties and greasy items by tipping out onto plants or in trenches behind trees or flowerbeds.
Enzyme treatment: you need to work out how to dose the drains, probably pour in about a cup of the neat enzymes per litre of water. Close sink with a plug and leave overnight. You will have to see how often this is required.
Q ) Your link to enzyme-based cleaning products? “Many of the products on this page appeal: http://www.ecozyme.co.za/eco-friendly-kitchen-products.html , but I’d rather make than buy if possible.”
A ) I agree, some of them are heavily perfumed and basically use the classic enzyme base with different additives. Since the onset of the Western Cape water shortage, I rely heavily on my enzyme sprays. They are so good for spraying away the “mellow Yellow” toilet bouquet. Enzymes are good to spray into urinals after use. For a guest house the odour problems must be a headache. I make the biozyme basic and it takes three months. The liquid can sieved and sprayed as is onto cat, kid and incontinence accidents, especially on mattresses and carpets.
First rinse and remove what you can with soapy water. Press it dry with a towel and spray in a generous amount of the enzyme mizture. I like adding a few drops of Dr Lennon’s Bergamot oil for a fresh fragrance. Don’t use essential oils that are too sweet smelling. Try lemon, orange, lavender, peppermint, etc. Make your own: The thin zest layer of citrus peels can be soaked in vodka to capture the oil. When soaked in white spirit vinegar, it makes a good spray to clean tiles, mirrors, windows and so on. This provides limonene, a super detergent. Wipe windows dry with newspaper.
For dishes: a mixture of little Sunlight liquid, borax in boiling water and 50% enzymes. Dilute this mix 1:1 for a general cleaning spray.
Windows: spray with vinegar that has citrus peel in it. Here is the full article I wrote for the internet with more detailed information: