5 DIY Fruit and Vegetable Washes

1) 2 cups of cold tap water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix these ingredients well together and pour into a spray bottle. Squirt your produce 2-3 times, let it rest for two minutes, and then rinse off with more tap water before consuming.

2) 1 cup of cold fresh water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract

This next way to wash looks similar to the first, but also contains just a hint of grapefruit seed extract, a known antioxidant with possible antimicrobial properties. Shake everything together in a spray bottle once again, and apply, let sit, and rinse!

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3) This video recommends mixing water and white vinegar together for a powerful veggie soak. Instead of using your sink as a basin, try a large clean mixing bowl!

4) 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon baking soda

Swap out vinegar for baking soda for a foamy alternative. Spray on veggies and let them rest for five minutes, before rinsing and patting dry.

5) 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons salt

This mixture is more concentrated than the others, and should be used as a half-hour soak for some serious fruit n’ veg cleansing. Salt helps draw out bugs and other nasties hiding in leafy green veggies, while the vinegar vanquishes them!

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