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!