We are really shifting towards a health conscious society. We are more concerned about what is in our food and how it can impact our health. I have been on this journey to make my family lifestyle more toxin free each day. I have been changing and creating natural products to use for household cleaners and personal care items. So lets jump into food and buying organic. Below is a chart of a few foods I selected. The chart illustrates foods with the most to the least amount of containments and pesticides.
|CLEAN SELECTION||DIRTY FEW|
|These foods have less contaminants||These food items have higher pesticide usage and better to buy organic|
A solution for the foods with greater presence of pesticides is a produce wash!
Here’s my recipe:
Mason Jar or spray bottle
Vinegar and water alone will remove 98% of wax and contaminants. In addition, the lemon juice will help produce shelf life.
Add 1 cup water to a container, mason jar or BPA/PBA free spray bottle
Then add 1 cup white vinegar (removes wax and contaminants)
Add 1 tablespoon Lemon (helps with preservation)
Last 1 tablespoon baking soda (assist with cleaning)
Make sure to mix the ingredients well. Please keep in mind the vinegar and baking soda will give a bubbling reaction so it is best to mix all ingredients in a separate container and then add to spray bottle or mason jar.
This wash can be used for soaking and for spraying. I prefer to soak for 10 minutes.
Interesting fact: This recipe is the base of many natural household cleaners. I look forward to sharing more recipes soon!
Can I use this produce spray as a cleaner for the kitchen?
This solution is great for the fresh scent of lemon; however, I suggest adding 1/2 tablespoon tea tree oil to the solution for bacteria fighting power.
Hi Blue Harlow. Produce cleaner can be used for the kitchen as well. Vinegar is known to be an amazing natural cleaning agent.