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  • My Enzyme Story

    My Enzyme Story

    We live in beautiful Waihe’e, Maui, Hawaii. Our home is about an acre with many fruit plants. I wanted to take advantage of this fortunate opportunity and came up with an idea of making my Sugar Scrubs.


    I had a chance to try a high-end cosmetic brand’s sugar scrub on my hands at my friend’s party. It smelled so good and made my hands so soft and smooth, even after the party. I kept touching my hands all day. When I came home, I Googled “How to make sugar scrubs”. There are many easy recipes of homemade sugar scrubs. I was wondering if I could make it with the fruits from our yard. And, I came up with a great idea!


    A few months before that, my Japanese monk friend, Professor Machida and his girlfriend Chisato, visited us and they talked about their Fasting Seminars they offer in Japan. The seminar is one weekend long, over 2 nights on their property, they do meditations, light physical exercises and talk stories without any meals. However, they provide homemade natural enzyme juice throughout the seminar. Chisato makes this enzyme juice from a variety of vegetable and seaweeds. The fermentation process enhances the veggie and seaweed’s nutrition. The enzyme works perfectly to cleanse internal organs. After 2 days fasting, the participants start their first meal at the salad bar in the restaurant. It totally cleans their bodies, totally. Chisato stirs the enzyme jars every day with her hands and she noticed that her hands were very soft and always moist.

    I was born and grew up in Japan. I am very familiar with all the unique, fermented foods that seems weird to people from other countries. And, I know those foods are very good for our health and for our skin. To make Sake, we need fermented rice that called Koji. The Koji is also used for a diet supplement, since it works to cleanse your bodies. Also, there are many skin care products made from Koji. The Koji enzyme works to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. In Japan, we all know Sake brewers always have beautiful hands!

    Nuka is fermented rice bran. It looks like miso paste. To make Nukazuke, Nuka Pickles, place your vegetables in the Nuka Bed and wait. This unique pickling method requires to stir the Nuka Bed every day with your hands because Nuka is a live yeast that helps fermenting the vegetable. The people who do this job always have beautiful soft, smooth hands. There are many Japanese natural skin care products with Nuka for whitening and moisturizing as well.


    I decided to make enzymes from my fruits, instead of using fresh juice. This process also helps extend the shelf life. The fermentation process is used for preserving food, as you know, and, it enhances the fruit aroma. The fruits just before getting bad are always maximum aroma, right? I stop fermentation process just before the enzyme turns to alcohol. I stir my fruit enzyme jars every day with my hands, so my hands are always soft and hydrated!

    Fruits Enzymes

    I knew enzymes are great for your skin. Enzymes work to break down keratin protein that is contained on your dead skin cells on the upper layer of your skin. The natural exfoliation without acid or any chemicals is perfect for people who has dry, sensitive skin, even for people who has eczema. All ingredients of my Farm Made Sugar Scrubs are 100% natural. No chemicals, artificial fragrances or colors added. The tropical, sweet aroma is all from our fruits! Gentle for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and it works great for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.

    Try my Farm Made Sugar Scrubs, I’m sure your skin will love you!

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