Homemade Vegetable Wash/Preserver Produce Wash - Make Your Own

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Easy and economical. Ideal for rinsing produce when you cannot get or afford to buy Organic. Removes a lot of residue like chemicals, pesticides and other matter quickly and easily. I saw this on Oprah and had to share! NOTE: Make sure to mix this in a DEEP pitcher. The baking soda and vinegar will react and foam everywhere if you do not. (just ask any elementary school kid who has ever made a volcano for science class)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 20 drops grapefruit seed extract (you can find this in your healthy food store, natural antibacterial) (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a DEEP pitcher. See note above!
  2. Pour into a spray bottle.
  3. Spray on fruits and or vegetables and allow to sit for 5 or 10 minutes before rinsing.


Most Helpful

This is a great produce wash. I've probably made up 5 or 6 batches and I use it on all fresh produce ... LOVE IT!

Mary K. W. December 28, 2009

Thanks for sharing. Next time though I'll read the instructions for a deep pitcher. I had to make more, most of it bubbled out. This is great, especially with all the flu around.

Connie Lea November 09, 2009

Fantastic, I am so excited about this. Thanks for posting mama. I use this same thing minus the water to clean my sink and tubs. I also have a clean drain when finished. Two jobs in one. Now I have another use for it. Thanks again.

Chef Cajun Deb July 23, 2008

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