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How To Make Your Own Fruit and Veggie Cleaner to Wash Away Harmful Chemicals

Updated on December 14, 2013

Chemical Free Fruits and Vegetables

Bringing home fruits and vegetables and eating them with no regards to the chemicals can prove to be hazardous to you and your families health down the road.

Why ignore the fact that the industries that bring your food to you in the most vibrant colors are doing so with chemicals to allow fruits to travel better and pesticides to make them resistant to insects. This can't be good to your health or the health of your babies eating home made baby foods.

Ways To Enjoy Chemical Free Fruits And Vegetables

  • Buy your own Hydroponic System. This can be expensive but will pay for itself with plenty of toxin free food. You can either buy or make your own food growing system.
  • Buy store brand fruit and vegetable wash. They normally come in a liquid form in a bottle. Some in a spray form for easy application.
  • Purchase an electric food washing machine. They are easy to use and come in all prices,shapes and sizes.
  • Start your own organic garden. This is good if you already have a green thumb or an excellent new hobby. Some communities have grants to pursue this venture.
  • Make your own fruit and vegetable green cleaning wash remedy with peroxide and vinegar. The instructions are below.
  • Purchase produce from an organic garden or supermarket. You still can not be 100% sure your produce is toxin free, unless you grow them yourself.

Clean fruits and vegetables should be our natural right but today it seems to be a choice especially when buying from our supermarkets. Staying healthy by eating fruits and vegetables can be compromised it you don't do your proper cleaning first.


Also read "How To Green Clean Salmonella Bacteria From Cutting Boards And Kitchen Countertops With Items Already In Your Cabinet".

Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetables Toxin Removing Wash

How To Clean With Fruit and Veggies Wash

Veggie Wash Ingredients

By using 2 dark spray bottles, one with peroxide, and another one with white vinegar you can make your own bacteria and chemical removing food cleaning remedy. You may already have these items in your kitchen cabinet.

  • peroxide
  • white vinegar

When applying vinegar and 3%peroxide always use separate bottles or they will cancel each other out. The two ingredients will not be effective if mixed together. Used separately they will remove all types of bacteria including salmonella.

Using a dark spray bottle will protect and prolong the strength of each ingredient. Don't worry it doesn't matter which spray is used first. Be sure to let stand about 3 minutes the rinse very thoroughly.(According to Susan Sumner, a food scientist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University )This green clean remedy will remove 10 times the bacteria of household bleach including salmonella. Not to mention very cost effective.


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      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      @Wanda- Mixing them together will cancel them out. Using one or the other is not effective. Some of the simplest remedies are truly unbelievable. I understand your skepticism.

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      Wanda 4 years ago

      Sorry, I don't get it. Won't spraying them with both also cancel each other?

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      failleen 6 years ago

      You could also try washing your fruits & vegetables with ph water. It is cleaner & safer for you and brings out a fuller flavor in your foods.

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      Darlene Matthews 6 years ago

      Thanks for your comments The Dirt Farmer and Chspublish. When I learned about this I had to share..

      By the way this 2 part spray remedy kills bacteria and can be used behind raw meats on counters and cutting boards!

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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      Never tried anything like this before. This is a new idea.

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      Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

      Will have to give your idea a try. It sounds easier than making a bleach solution, which is also a cost-efficient way to clean fruits and veggies. Thanks for the tips! Vote up & very useful.