The 2-Ingredient Wash That Helps Remove Pesticides From Non-Organic Produce
Written by: Sasha Brown
How To Remove Pesticides From Non-Organic Produce
As much as everyone may want to go organic, it can be costly to purchase all-organic fruits, vegetables and other items all the time. It doesn’t help that traditional stores are typically limited in their selection of organic produce, especially during specific times of the year.
The good news is that you can naturally remove pesticides from non-organically grown produce to achieve a similar “organic” lifestyle!
There are 3 top ways that allow you to do it: the produce wash, produce spray and produce products. Each one has its own benefits, however, the first two are do-it-yourself items that you can make at home using items around the house!
Do-It-Yourself Natural Pesticide Removers
One of my favorite methods to remove pesticides in an all-natural way is to make my own, homemade produce spray. The spray uses simple ingredients and only takes about 5 minutes to make.
Simply mix together a tablespoon of lemon juice, a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Mix them well until the baking soda has completely dissolved, then put the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray it onto the fruits or vegetables you’d like to, leave it there for 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off. It’s that simple!
The homemade produce wash is, if possible, even simpler.
It takes two ingredients: vinegar and water. That’s it! Clean a large bowl or the sink out really good before filling it with 4 parts water and 1 part vinegar. You can set the produce into the wash for up to an hour (though apples can remain for up to another hour). Remove your produce, rinse with clean water and chow down! The leftover water will have all the nasty pesticide gunk floating in it, giving you a harsh look into the reality of non-organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Though there are a many produce cleaning products on the market, it’s important to consider the ingredients and additives that they use. Some types of washes have harsh chemicals that are worse than the pesticides on the produce. Other washes, however, are perfectly safe.
One of the better options is Environne Fruit and Vegetable Wash. It is certified as a Kosher product and is only made with a few ingredients, including natural cleansing agents made from plant oils and fruit extracts.
Biokleen is another excellent product that I would suggest. It smells delightful, as it contains lime peel and grapefruit seed extracts, but it also works really well. It doesn’t use ammonia, chloride or other harmful agents. Instead, it is primarily made from extracts, along with orange oil and filtered water. This veggie wash is made with completely natural ingredients and works on all types of produce. It uses grapefruit seed extract along with other natural essential oils and extracts to create an effective wash for non-organic or organic produce.
If you aren’t able to switch to an all-organic lifestyle, using all-natural means to decontaminate fruits and vegetables that have been processed and coated in pesticides is the next best thing.
Sasha Brown is a widely experienced content writer with a zeal for the natural things in life. Also a certified herbalist, she has injected pure naturalism into her diet by eating purely organic foods. She loves to garden and cares only about the good health and happiness of others.
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