I’m sure you’ve heard how important it is to wash your fruits and vegetables. Especially now with all the crud going around. I’ve been doing grocery pickup so this adds an extra set of hands touching our produce! Fruit and veggies can pick up any number of bacteria along the way from the farm, to the distributor, to the grocery store and then to your home. Not to mention dirt and other grime. No thank you!
Some things that may be found on your produce:
- Chemicals and pesticides. Even organic fruits and veggies may have trace amount of pesticides., unless it’s marked 100% organic.
- Insects and insect waste. Because fruits and veggies are grown outdoors it is highly likely it came in contact with some sort of bug!
- Bacteria. From the hands of the farm workers or anywhere along the way to your store.
So how do I remove the nasties from our fruits and veggies? Easy button! With our Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate! I use this one bottle for everything. There’s 50+ recipes out there for cleaning every surface of your home. I don’t use anything else. Bathrooms, carpets, cars, granite, everything gets cleaned with this one bottle. Thieves is a plant based cleaner without all the chemicals and junk we don’t want around our families. Plus it smells like Christmas and provides a powerful clean. It’s formulated with Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. Not only does it clean but it has immune boosting properties.
To clean an entire sink full of produce you only need one capful of cleaner. Make sure you start with a clean sink or large bowl. I fill up our large sink only enough to cover the produce. Use cold water, add one capful of Thieves Cleaner and then add your fruits and veggies. Let them soak for a few minutes, drain and then give them a good rinse. Dry and store as you normally would.
I always wash my produce as soon as I get it home. It’s just easier than pulling something out and washing it individually. Plus this way none of those gross things end up in our fridge! My fruits and veggies come out looking so clean and shiny! No grime. They last longer too.
Young Living actually has a fruit and veggie soak. I have not tried it. I’ve heard people say that it makes their fruit taste like Thieves. I’ve never had that problem with this method. Just make sure you rinse well.
Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate costs $22.50 for members. Each bottle has roughly 60-65 capfuls of cleaner, making each sink full of clean produce only about $0.35 each! How can you afford not to clean your produce!
Already use and love Thieves Cleaner? Let me know if you’re going to try this easy hack!
Don’t have Thieves yet? You can get a sample packet in my shop along with a spray bottle. One packet will clean 2 sinks full. Or ask me how to order!