fruit and vegetable wash

How to Make Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash

by Kelley Herring on February 6, 2014

You probably know that washing fruits and vegetables is important for your health.

Not only does it remove dirt and germs (from the harvest and handling), but it can help remove wax coatings and pesticide residue too.

Think a quick rinse under running water will do the trick? Not so fast. Very little residue is removed with water alone, leaving waxy film and contaminants behind.

While there are many veggie washes you can purchase at your local grocer (like Fit), you can make simple, effective homemade fruit and vegetable wash for pennies with just a few simple ingredients.

Here are three simple recipes to have on hand:

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash #1

  • ½ cup organic white vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups filtered water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray directly on produce. Allow to set for a few minutes, then lightly scrub. Rinse well.

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash #2

  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups filtered water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray directly on produce. Allow to set for a few minutes, then lightly scrub. Rinse well.

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash #3

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. organic white vinegar
  • 1 cup filtered water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray directly on produce, allow to set, then scrub. Rinse well.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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