Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY Produce Cleaning Spray!



There is an easy recipe you can make for a natural spray that you can use safely and effectively to wash your produce.

In a spray bottle, fill it up half way with water and add:

1/2 cup vinegar
4 drops grapefruit seed extract
10 drops grapefruit essential oil

Shake the bottle well. Spray the vegetables and then let them sit for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly. If you are washing a large amount of produce, spray and rinse the vegetables thoroughly several times.


8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. What does the grapefruit extract and oil do?

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    1. Hi Penny,

      They both kill off germs and pathogens and then help strip off the pesticides. The benefits of grapefruit seed essential oil are endless, amazing and very concentrated so the oil lasts a long time. The combination of grapefruit seed extract and essential oil combined with vinegar make a super produce cleaner.

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  2. I love using essential oils for cleaning!
    Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday!

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  3. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  4. Pinned it for later! Thanks!

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  5. We've recently started using vinegar as a household cleaner, and we're very impressed. Good recipe! Thanks for posting to Dude, Sustainable! Green Living Thursdays @ www.dudesustainable.com

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  6. i don't have grapefruit seed extract at the moment. would this recipe be just as great without that until i can get some?
    thank you!

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    1. Yes it will still work well, just not quite as powerful :)

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