Easy fruit and vegetable wash using organic and natural ingredients to clean your produce. Works on fruits and veggies, wash and rinse off.
If you’ve been using a vinegar fruit wash or even a baking soda fruit wash with water, you are cleaning your vegetables with natural veggie wash already, but now you have an easier solution, homemade veggie wash that’s mixed and ready to use!
Clean all your produce with our Fruit and Vegetable Wash!
The fresher, the better, the cleaner, well that’s the best. These days it’s like every blog/website is telling you about ”Clean 15, The Dirty Dozen, What to buy organic, What not to buy organic”, and most of them just give me a big headache, to be honest. We purchase some organic, but mostly keep our purchases to local produce or grow it ourselves.
In all honesty, if you’re eating fresh fruits and vegetables >> THAT’S AMAZING. I can’t tell you how many times I go to the grocery store and people are spending twice as much as I am on processed, prepackaged, and little to no ingredients. Ingredients are things that go into food and what you use to make a meal, not already prepared. I would love to challenge you to completely avoid the inner section of the grocery store, instead just go to the produce, dairy, and butcher if needed.
The reason you’re here is to learn how to clean your produce, so let’s get started! We’re going to show you how to make our fruit and vegetable wash and use it to clean fruit and clean vegetables too!
How to make fruit and vegetable wash
You have two options, you can make it into a spray or a wash too! We suggest using it as a spray on hard produce and as a wash on soft produce.
For example, how to wash vegetables that are soft, you’ll want to put it in a water bath with some of the cleaner. You can add some baking soda to strengthen the homemade fruit and vegetable cleaner for tough to clean produce. When we use it as a fruit cleaner for something like strawberries we’re extremely careful as something soft like strawberries will take on the flavor of the fruit cleaner.
Do you love this homemade veggie wash and fruit wash as much as we do? If you want to make your own fruit and veggie wash labels using our FREE printable!
fruit and vegetable spray free printable
We use all-natural and organic ingredients to make our veggie wash organic. When making your diy veggie wash you want to use ingredients you trust. We use 1/4 cup of organic lemon juice and purified water or spring water instead of tap.
For this recipe, you’re going to want to use a glass spray bottle. Amber glass bottles are even better since they help protect the wash from UV light. Light causes products to spoil quickly, so it’s much better to protect them from oxidation by using amber glass bottles.
Why get store bought products for washing produce when you can make organic fruit and vegetable wash for a fraction of the cost at home? Most people have vinegar and water, right?
Fruit and Vegetable Wash Ingredients:
- White Vinegar
- Filtered or Distilled Water
- Lemon Juice (organic)
- 1 part water 1 part vinegar and then a bit of muscle from a little lemon mixed into the water vinegar solution.
When you go to the farmers market you can quickly wash your fruits and veggies now.
We like to give our fruit and veggies a quick spritz and then massage so the cleaner an really clean. Once we do that we run it quickly under the tap water to remove dirt, pesticides, and the spray.
If we’re washing something that needs to be dried, like salad, we’ll do it all at once and then put it into our salad spinner, we love this gadget! You can even keep it in the fridge once your lettuce is cleaned.
What we love about our homemade fruit and veggie wash
- 3 Simple Ingredients.
- Safe for my family
- Can easily make it whenever needed
- Cute container.
- It works.
Now you can make your own natural fruit and veggie wash!
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- 3/4 cup Water purified or spring bottled water
- 3/4 cup Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
- Baking Soda* see note
- Combine ingredients in a spray bottle
- Shake well before use.
- Spray directly onto produce and rinse well before consuming.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
Here’s our previous printable, we hope you like the new look as much as we do! 🙂
Our daughter won’t take her hands off it. She controls the spray bottle, and that’s totally fine and encouraged. We love that she can take part in cleaning her food too. Now go ahead, give your Fruit and Veggie Spray a big hug, and thank it for all the hard work it will do in the future.
Head over to Courtney’s Sweets to learn how we labeled our spray bottle!