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Wash your fruits and veggies with this diy produce wash using vinegar and essential oils

Washing your produce in with this homemade all natural fruit and veggie / produce wash is a great way to make sure your food is clean.

It's so important, now more than ever, to wash your fruits and vegetables before eating them.

There is no reason to spend a ton of money on a special cleaner from the store.  You can make your own in just a few minutes at a fraction of the price.  

A common misconception is that essential oils are expensive, but Lemon essential oil is just a few pennies per drop!  So that makes this recipe very affordable.


Make your own produce was with vinegar, water, and lemon essential oil to get ride of pesticide residue and germs or bacteria.

Why do we need to wash our produce? For 2 big reasons.

First, it's important to wash off any pesticide residue that may be left on your produce, especially if your produce isn't organic.  

Secondly, You can help get rid of any germs that may be hiding unseen.  You never know who has handled your produce before you brought it home, or where it's been.  If the person picking it was sick, odds are there may be some germs left.  

wash fruit like strawberries with doterra lemon oil

If someone in the grocery store happened to be nearby and coughed, those germs could have easily made their way onto your fruit or vegetables that you are now bringing home.  

This produce wash can help remove any germs and bacteria that may have inadvertently made their way onto your fruits and veggies.

This all natural fruit and veggie wash solution removes all those residues and has germ killing properties to boot!

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Wash your fruits and veggies with this diy produce wash using vinegar and essential oils

Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Washing your produce in with this homemade all natural fruit and vegetable produce wash is a great way to make sure your food is clean. The vinegar and essential oils ensure that all the germs and bacteria are removed from your fruit and veggies.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
ActiveTime: 5 minutes
Soaking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 oz

Equipment

  • A large bowl or your kitchen sink

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in your clean sink or a bowl and let your fruit and vegetables soak in it for about 15 or so minutes. 
  • Rinse your produce in a colander to remove the vinegar and lemon.

Notes

Please make sure to clean and sanitize your kitchen sink with a natural food safe sanitizer (like the one in this recipe) before soaking your fruits and vegetables in it.  For example, if you just rinsed a raw chicken in it, that would be really bad.

This recipe courtesy of "The Essential Life" book. This book is a must have reference book and contains hundreds of recipes and invaluable information on each doTERRA essential oil. 

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Rinse your produce with vinegar, lemon and onguard essential oils to remove pesticides, bacteria and germs

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About the author  Dawn Goehring

Holistic Living Mom with years of experience with essential oils. I have a doTERRA Essential Oil Specialist certification, and Aromatherapy with distinction diploma. Essential Oils enabled my son to live life again to his fullest after struggling to do basic activities like go to school and play soccer. Because his life was so drastically improved, a passion was ignited in me to learn as much as possible about essential oils, including how they are sourced, tested, and ultimately how they work in the body. I love to make my own all natural beauty products and rarely purchase cleaners or otc products from the store. doTERRA is the first essential oil brand I was ever introduced to and it has worked so well for us that I am now a loyal follower and educator.

Dawn Goehring

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