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bowl of fruitMy daughter loves strawberries. She opens up the refrigerator when I am busy and proceeds to eat them straight out of the container. I shudder to think what pesticides are going into her precious tummy because she chomped away before I could wash the berries.

Produce wash can be very expensive, especially if your family eats a lot of fruit and veggies. You can take the pain out of buying commercial produce wash by making your own organic fruit and veggie wash. All you need is a spray bottle, one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1 cup water. Put the ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well. Spritz on your produce, and rinse well.

The dollar store has inexpensive spray bottles, perfect for your new organic produce wash. If you happen to have an eager toddler like mine, who just happens to have an independent streak a mile wide, you can spray your produce as soon as you get it home, and no longer worry about what nasty pesticides might be ingested into their tender tummies.



  • D. Janss

    How long does this keep for?

  • Anna Sattler

    It should keep for a few days, but personally, I would make a new batch every time you bring home fruit and veggies.

  • Socalmamma

    I tried washing my berries with the vinegar mixture and through them out. The smell of the vinegar was a complete turn off. My friend just bought me some Eat Cleaner wash. It's doesn't leave a flavor or smell and is lab tested to remove pesticides and wax. It also helps to keep your produce lasting longer. A few bucks for Eat Cleaner in the grand scheme of things is worth it...considering I threw out $4 worth of strawberries.

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