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Should I clean my produce before I put it away in the fridge? YES!

This safe produce wash is a great way to keep your produce a little less toxic! Not all produce is likely to be loaded with nasties but that’s why its best to opt for organic if necessary. Some pesticides can seep inside the produce itself and no amount of washing can tackle that! This typically happens with more porous fruits and veggies. Whether or not you choose organic, washing your produce first is important to maintaining your health and limiting your exposure to toxins, pesticides + bacteria šŸ¦  lingering on the outside that could otherwise negatively effect your health!

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), concludes evidence of pesticides or contamination in a lot of the non organic produce tested and other produce which had high numbers.

For instance, roughly 20% of the strawberries šŸ“contained 10+ pesticides. Some of these include carbendazim (a probable hormone disruptor, esp for males) and bifenthrin (a possible carcinogen) . You can learn more about shopping organic on a budget and how to follow the organic shopper’s guide in my blog post Dirty Dozen list.

Here is the what I used to whip up this quick DIY Produce Wash

  • 2Ā tbspĀ organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 10Ā dropsĀ doTERRA Lemon or Wild Orange oil
  • 8Ā dropsĀ doTERRA On Guard oil
  • 16Ā ozĀ glass spray bottle
  • H2O

If making your own DIY spray is not an option, try the bowl wash method.


PRODUCE BOWL WASH:
Fill a large bowl with water and add: – 1/4 cup of white vinegar – 3 dropsĀ doTERRAĀ lemon essential oil. Soak your produce for about 10 minutes then rinse .

DIY Produce Wash

Materials

  • 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 10 drops doTERRA Lemon or Wild Orange oil
  • 8 drops doTERRA On Guard oil
  • 16 oz glass spray bottle
  • H2O

Instructions

For Spray Wash

  • Fill a 16 oz spray bottle with all the ingredients. Top off with water.
  • Shake and spray on produce and let sit for 5 minutes. Then rinse and lay flat to dry.

And the million dollar question….No your fruit will not taste like vinegar or lemon! So enjoy your clean fruits + veggies my friends.

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