Less Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables
A 2012 report from the American Academy of Pediatricians that’s quoted by EWG suggested that pesticide exposure is linked to “pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems.”
Everybody is aware that eating organic is more healthy but not many families can afford to eat organic all the time. The website takepart.com published a great article about a cheap way to avoid chemicals in our foods – click here to read.
Make your own citrus produce wash – quick & easy and a great way to get more of the harmful toxins, pesticides, and bacteria off your produce.
Here is what I use:
– glass spray bottle (never put essential oils into plastic)
– glass bowl
– 10 ounces of purified water
– juice of one lemon
– 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
– 1 tbsp baking soda
– 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
– 10 drops lemon essential oil
– 10 drops wild orange essential oil
Mix lemon juice, baking soda, and essential oils in a bowl, add cup of vinegar, mix well until baking soda is dissolved, add purified water, mix well, pour into glass bottle. Your produce wash is ready!
Spray your fruits and vegetables with produce wash, let sit for 30 seconds, then rinse well with water. Use produce brush if possible for certain fruits and vegetables.
Enjoy your fruits & veggies!