DIY Produce Spray

Even if you’re buying organic produce that does not mean it’s completely pesticide-free. Unless you are buying your produce straight from the farmer and they tell you they’re not using any chemically-based pest control spray (and you have confidence in this answer) then you can bet your produce has toxic chemicals on it.

I started making this spray while in college. Will this spray remove all of the chemicals on your produce? No, it won’t. That’s nearly impossible to do.

You could fill your sink with water, add 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar and let produce rest for about 15 minutes before rinsing and prepping. This way uses less product, you just need one thing: ACV.

The spray I use requires that you let it sit on the produce for at least 5 minutes before rinsing and eating.

1 c. water
1 c. vinegar
2 T. baking soda
2 T. lemon juice

Mix all in a deep bowl (it will fizz) and stir to dissolve soda. Transfer to spray bottle. Label the bottle with the ingredients so you don’t have to come back here every time you need to make it.

Note- I usually double this to fill the spray bottle. Just make sure you bottle can hold it all before doing so.

Do you make your own produce spray?

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