MMD Students Teach Pakisaji Residents to Make Eco-Sanitizer

UB Students Introduce the Making of Eco Sanitizer

Students Build Village (MMD) group 163 of Pakisaji Village conducted socialization on making eco-sanitizers to Pakisaji villagers, Wednesday (26/7/2023) at Cinde Wilis Building, Pakisaji Village. This socialization was carried out as an effort to overcome the management of organic waste, so that it can be used as a useful product for Pakisaji villagers.

Eco-sanitizer is a hand sanitizer made from an eco-enzyme solution without alcohol, so it doesn’t feel cold when you use it in your hands. Hand sanitizer is very easy to make, you only need to add 1 mL of eco-enzyme to 400 mL of water and it can be used as a hand sanitizer.

“It is hoped that with the socialization of making eco-enzymes, residents can manage and utilize organic waste into something more useful, such as an eco-enzyme solution,” concluded Abdu

The MMD 163 Pakisaji team, Abdu, said that eco-enzyme has many benefits, including being used in the fields of health, agriculture and the environment and can even be used as an ingredient for beauty, such as making facial washes, masks and toner from eco-enzyme.

“There are so many benefits that this eco-enzyme solution has, including that mothers can use this solution as a natural liquid pesticide and fertilizer for plants in their yards, and can even be used as a hand sanitizer,” said Abdu.

Eco-enzyme is a multifunctional liquid made through a fermentation process from a mixture of fruit waste, brown sugar/molasses, and water which is then fermented for 3 months.

In the manufacturing process, there are specific measurements for the use of ingredients, namely 3:1:10, which means 3 parts of leftover vegetables or fruits, 1 part of brown sugar/molasses, and 10 parts of water.

Making eco-enzymes is recommended to use a container that has a wide-mouthed lid, made of plastic, and not to use a small-mouthed lid because it is prone to explosion. Eco-enzymes that are ready to be harvested are marked by the presence of white mushrooms on the surface or commonly called pitera mushrooms and have a fresh sour aroma.

During the socialization, it was seen that the Pakisaji villagers were very enthusiastic in listening to and taking notes on every material presented, and there were even lots of questions raised by Pakisaji residents. (*/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir).