Homemade Lemon Citrus Produce Wash {Natural, Fast & Easy}

Please join me over at Keeper of the Home for a homemade fruit & veggie spray.

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It’s berry picking season and that means strawberry shortcakes, blueberry banana smoothies and berry jams & crisps but if you are like me, you make sure your fruits (and your veggies) get washed before you ever eat or make anything with them.

Did you know that simply rinsing them under water does not get all of the contaminants like pesticides, bacteria or even other toxic chemicals off of your produce, you might as well not even rinsed them in my opinion, I think produce should be washed in the great debate about washing fruits and veggies. Where do you stand?

The World Health Organization states that “Pesticides are known to cause millions of acute poisoning cases per year, of which at least one million require hospitalization.”

One of the simplest ways pesticides and other toxins get into our bodies is through the food we eat, by washing your produce prior to eating them, will help to keep you and your little ones safe. We have been using fruit and veggie washes for a few years now and the bottles do last quite some time, but making your own is much more…. continue reading here.

Do you think it is important to wash your produce? What do you use?

My husband (a wellness doctor) has a feature on my blog called “Ask Dr. Jake“, he would be happy to answer any of your health related questions or at least direct your path to some better options. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog via email for your free Spring into Summer Smoothie E-book.
About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. Love the recipe, I will have to try it! I was buying the organic veggie wash a the store but stopped buying and and starting just using castile unscented soap and a little vinegar. This recipe sounds much better.


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