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How to Make Your Own Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Wash your fruit and vegetables with this environmentally friendly and economical mixture.


  • Step 1: Mix ingredients Mix the water, vinegar, baking soda, and grapefruit seed extract or lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Step 2: Pour mixture into spray bottle Pour the mixture into the spray bottle.
  • Step 3: Spray produce Spray your fruits and vegetables generously.
  • Step 4: Let sit Let the mixture sit on the fruits and vegetables for five to 10 minutes.
  • Step 5: RinseRinse your fruits and vegetables in the colander. Rinse your fruits and vegetables in the colander.
  • TIP: Scrub your produce with a vegetable brush.
  • Step 6: Enjoy Enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables, knowing they're clean and that you saved money by mixing your own wash.
  • FACT: Did you know? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes about 280 pounds of fruit and tree nuts each year.

You Will Need

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • 1 c. distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • Grapefruit seed extract or lemon juice
  • A bowl
  • A spray bottle
  • A colander
  • A vegetable brush (optional)

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