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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Homemade Fruit & Veggie Wash

(Hey y'all! Courtney and I are switching days this week, so it's Kelsy writing today!)

We eat a lot of fruit and vegetables in this house. So, I wanted a cheap and natural way to clean my produce. Unfortunately, we never really know what it covering our foods. Even organic foods. Which is another reason I buy as much locally as I can! Courtney and I have both written about why we shop local HERE and HERE. But being the scatterbrain that I am, I am often running to the grocery store to pick up items I have forgotten. So to help give an extra deep clean to my store bought produce, I use a couple easy, cheap washes.

Fruit & Veggie Wash #1

1 cup Vinegar
2-4 drops Lemon Essential Oil*

In either the sink or a large glass or steal bowl, fill up with enough water to fully submerge all the fruits and vegetables. Add vinegar and lemon oil. Allow to soak for 10 minutes. Remove, rinse with water and pat dry.

Fruit & Veggie Wash #2

16 oz Spray Bottle
1 cup filtered water
1 cup Vinegar
1 TBSP baking soda

Combine in a bottle. When ready to use, just shake and spray. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry. I use my hands or a brush to make sure they are thoroughly rinsed.

Easy, cheap and effective!

*Never put Lemon Essential Oil in anything other than glass, steal or silicone! It will destroy plastic and leech out chemicals. If you want to make a spray using Lemon EO, make sure the bottle has zero plastic!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! i was using only vinegar , but now I'm going to try your way of washing!