Are you concerned about the chemicals and wax found on produce that you purchase from the grocery store? Many people just quickly rinse their produce with water, but that doesn’t necessarily clean the fruit or vegetable. This produce cleaning spray can not only help you get your produce clean, but may also help extend the life of your fruits and vegetables. As an additional bonus, your fruits and vegetables will already be washed when you need to grab a snack quickly, so it will be more convenient to eat something healthy!
[recipe title=”Produce Cleaning Spray” servings=”Yield=8 oz.” time=”2 minutes active” difficulty=”Easy”]
Ingredients & supplies:
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 3/4 cup water
- 5–8 drops lemon or lime essential oil
- 8 oz. spray bottle
- Pour all ingredients into the 8 oz. spray bottle. You can use a funnel if needed to avoid spills. Screw the lid on and shake to combine.
- To use, shake the bottle, then thoroughly spray your fruits and vegetables. Allow to sit 5–10 minutes before rinsing, drying, and eating.
Note: If you want to bulk wash your produce, you can do so by mixing the solution in a bowl. Make sure you have 1 part vinegar, 3 parts water, and at least 10 drops of oil for every 2 cups of wash. Once your solution is ready in a bowl, dip your produce in and rub a little with your fingers. Continue dipping until all produce has been cleaned. Allow to sit 5–10 minutes before rinsing, drying, and putting away.