There are several reasons you should wash your fruit and veggies before you eat them. Some reasons are germs, pesticides, dirt, wax, bug residual, etc.
Using a produce cleaning spray is a great method to remove unwanted residue left behind that water alone can't remove.
Citrus oils are recommended for this as they can bind to all the residue and remove it from the foods. You can buy a produce wash but there really is no need, it is easy and cheap to make, plus you will know exactly what is in your spray.
Fruit and Vegetable Cleaning Spray Recipe
- 8 oz Glass Spray Bottle
- 5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 2/3 cup Distilled Water
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1) Add ingredients to 8 oz spray bottle and shake to mix.
2) To use, shake well & spray on produce in a bowl, let sit for a few minutes, then rinse & air dry.
Essential Oil Recipe Tips:
-When using essential oils for cleaning be sure to use only high-quality essential oils.
-Lemon & Grapefruit essential oils are excellent choices for this recipe but you can try different essential oils.
-Apple cider vinegar is a well known natural disinfectant and cleaner. It has a milder smell than regular white vinegar making it a favorable choice in natural cleaning.
-Be sure to shake bottle well before each use to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
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