Easy fruit and vegetable wash using organic and natural ingredients to clean your produce. 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 everything we can organic, and if it’s not available in organic, we purchase locally. This makes life so much easier, plus when they come out with “Oops, make that the dirty 13” we’ll be okay.
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.
Okay, so this post has turned into something else because I’m a run on sentence type of gal, and I have too much to say apparently. The reason you’re here is to learn how to clean your produce!
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.
This is a water and vinegar veggie wash, but we add essential oils to really help clean those fruits and veggies!
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 a lemon essential oil you trust. If you’re not comfortable using essential oils since this recipe calls for lemon essential oil, you could also use lemon juice. We would use 1/4 cup lemon juice.
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, it’s much better to protect them from oxidation by using the 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 (USDA certified organic)
- Filtered or Distilled Water
- Lemon Essential Oil or Lemon Juice (USDA certified 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 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 Make Whenever I need
- Cute container.
- It works.
Now you can make your own natural fruit and veggie wash!
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Fruit and Veggie Spray
- 3/4 cup Water
- 3/4 cup Vinegar
- 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 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 Using Essential Oil 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!
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This is the solution I use but I just dump them all in my sink then rinse after 15 minutes. I need a spray for when I’m out and want an apple! Love this.
Will be making this! Thank you! Where did you find the dark bottles?
We buy them from our affiliate, amazon! 🙂 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MU7R52M/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00MU7R52M&linkCode=as2&tag=courtsswee-20&linkId=YSZZC2WCLG3W2S7C
This is amazing! Thank you!!! Will be making today! I love all-natural ways to care for my family and keep our food healthy! Thanks for making it easy, too!
Haven’t tried this yet because it isn’t clear in the recipe how much baking soda to use. Can you provide quantity? Thanks!
Hi Gail! I don’t personally use baking soda unless the produce has a lot of residue, I usually do about 1 teaspoon to 2 cups of water if needed. 🙂