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DIY OR BUY: HOW TO MAKE FRUIT & VEGGIE WASH

Ladies, now more than ever is the time to WASH YOUR PRODUCE. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, grocery stores have implemented strict hygiene guidelines for their employees to follow. But you don't know how many hands touched those bananas or who accidentally coughed in the direction of your leafy greens.



Now, there's no need to go crazy scrubbing the skin off your vegetables, and there's no way to avoid the grocery store! But you can implement new routines, such as taking the time to wash your produce WELL before eating them and feeding them to your family. Not only can it help prevent you from getting sick, it will also wash away any dirt, bugs, or pesticides hanging around.


I'm sure you've seen the $10 bottle of fruit and veggie wash at your grocery store, but that gets expensive quickly and it's totally unnecessary! You can easily make your own wash using common pantry staples. DIY Fruit and Veggie Wash can save you money and doesn’t take much of your time. It's a win…win!


DIY Fruit and Veggie Wash


What you'll need:

  • Spray bottle

  • 2 cups cold water

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (you can use a few drops of essential oil if you don’t have fresh lemons)


Directions: 

  1. Measure all ingredients and mix well.

  2. Add mixture into a spray bottle.

  3. Spray your produce a few times and let sit for 3-5 minutes. I like doing this in a well-cleaned sick.

  4. Rinse all produce with water and let dry. Now enjoy!



Looking for more of a soak for those gorgeous greens? 


Instead of putting your mixture in a spray bottles, pour 4 parts water to 1 part plain white vinegar in a large bowl. Add your greens and let soak for 20 minutes. Rinse well using a salad spinner or let air dry. So get in those greens and make sure they’re clean!


We hope this helps our community stay healthy during this global pandemic. Happy washing, mamas!


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About the Contributor:


Jessica Brassington is a wife, mom, and entrepreneur constantly seeking new ways to incorporate less processed beauty, food, and health into her hectic schedule. After losing herself in motherhood she chose to take a new outlook on life, discover her body, and bring her sexy back. When she's not fitting in her fitness, spending time with the fam, or Ubering around her kiddos, she is the host of Naked Talk with Jess podcast where she shares candid conversations about shedding shame around our bodies and sex from a holistic perspective. She is also a MentorMama for the SocialMama App.

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