One simple step you can take to ensure that your produce is clean and chemical-free is to wash them before eating and cooking with them. It's really simple to make your own homemade fruit and vegetable wash solution with just two household ingredients. Keep it close to your sink for ease of use.
Things You'll Need
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 1 teaspoon of Castile soap (vegetable based liquid soap)
- Clean spray bottle
- scrub brush for some vegetables and fruits
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Step 1: Add 1 cup of water to your spray bottle.
Step 2: Add 1 teaspoon of Castile soap.
Castile soap is a vegetable oil based soap that is great for naturally cleaning fruits, vegetables and so much more without the use of harmful chemicals.
Step 3: Shake well.
Step 4: Generously spray fruits and vegetables.
Step 5: Gently scrub hard skinned fruits and vegetables.
Use a dish scrubber to remove dirt and debris from harder skinned fruits and vegetables like citrus fruits, melons and potatoes.
Step 6: Gently wipe more delicate fruits and vegetables with a soft cloth.
Use a clean, soft cloth to remove dirt and debris from softer skinned fruits and vegetables like berries, peaches and squash.
Step 7: Rinse well.
After cleaning your fruits and vegetables, rinse them well and dry air dry them or wipe them with a dry towel.