Hello, dear readers!
Have you been looking for an easy, inexpensive, natural way to clean your fruit and veggies? Think you have to fill up your sink to soak and clean your produce? Look no further, friends. This essential oil fruit and vegetable wash is so quick to throw together and works great!
Pesticide residue is oil-based (petroleum), so simply rinsing your produce–while fine for removing dirt–is not enough to remove the pesticides. The water will simply roll right off. (Yes, organic is the optimal choice when shopping for your produce, but organic is not always available in all areas!)
But there’s good news here: citrus essential oils are able to remove pesticide residue from your fruits and vegetables. Score for essential oils!
You’ll begin to notice your fruits and vegetables taste much sweeter and less bitter once the pesticide residue is removed.
DIY Essential Oil Fruit and Vegetable Wash
A simple, cheap, natural way to remove dirt and pesticides from your fruits and vegetables.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup distilled white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, though not quite as thrifty)
- filtered water
- 32 oz spray bottle
- 10 drops lemon or wild orange essential oil – click here to learn more about essential oils and the brand I use.
- Combine all ingredients in the spray bottle, filling it to the top with water.
- Shake well.
- Spray produce, let sit a few minutes in a colander.
- Rinse well and dry.
Simple, cheap, natural, and non-toxic fruit and vegetable wash!
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