11 March 2015

Homemade Natural Produce Wash

I have started getting really interested in more natural living and clean eating. I am counting down the days when I have saved enough cash to buy an oil diffuser, but until then, I'm having fun looking at simple ways to bring more natural living into our home.

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I first came across this natural produce wash from one of my new favorite blogs to read, Live Simply. I know many fruits and vegetables are sprayed with pesticides and chemicals, and honestly I have never been one to thoroughly wash/clean produce. I guess I always thought a quick rinse of warm water meant they were good to eat? As I learn more about natural living, I am learning where simple ingredients are effective and simple as those fancy shmancy chemical products from the grocery store. Who knew just plain, old vinegar and lemon juice where such a combo to kill germs and pesticides off our produce?? #themoreyouknow

Ingredients
2 cups of water
1/2 cup white vinegar
 1 lemon, juiced
1 bottle (I used a plastic spray bottle)
 

1// In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour ingredients into a bottle using a funnel (don't spill like I did ;). Store produce wash in the fridge until needed (to allow the fresh lemon juice not to spoil).
 
 
2// When Using: Spray produce with DIY wash and then wash the food under warm water. OR, pour 1/2 cup of wash in a sink of water or large bowl and soak the produce for 5 minutes. Then, rinse produce with clean water.

 
Now you can enjoy fresh produce free of nasty chemicals and pesticides! 
Any tips you in your home for simple, natural living?
 
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. This is great! I'll be starting up my pathetic, miserable garden again this summer, so I'll be using this!

    The Starving Inspired

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  2. Because of the not-so great water situation here (you have to boil everything before you can drink it, we wash all of our veggies with a produce cleaner, and then, if they are not going to be cooked, we wash them in boiling water before cutting or eating them. It's good to take precautions!

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