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Homemade Fruit & Vegetable Wash: Recipes & Tips


Mix ingredients listed below then pour in clean spray bottle. Spritz on fresh produce generously. Sit for 5 minutes then rinse off well.

1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
2 TBS baking soda
2 TBS lemon juice

Note: Make sure to first combine ingredients in deep container since there will be some fizzing action.

There are also these tips and recipes to try:

*Ensure the sink is thoroughly cleaned or use a plastic dishpan just for this purpose

Note: Rinse and allow to soak for a few minutes in clear water after treatment.

To Full Sinks (Water) Add…

**Note: After treating allow to sit for at least 10 mins in clear water.

Did You Know: You should wash the outsides of melons before cutting through them? If you don’t, the knife will drag the pesticides/dirt/bacteria from the outside rind into the melon as you cut. The outside rinds can carry some seriously nasty cooties. See Melons: Safe Handling Practices for Consumers [2] (pdf).