DIY Produce Wash - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

Last week, someone posted this question on my facebook page:

Dabblist, I often see natural-food stores sell bottled "fruit and vegetable wash" that has a rather hefty price-point (when compared to plain old tap water). Any recommendations on a homemade solution to get rid of those pesticides and germs?

washing your produce

And my answer is: You can make your own produce wash at home for super cheap!

making your own produce wash


1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp baking soda
20 drops grapefruit seed extract

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and keep by your sink to easily spray on fruits and veggies when prepping them.

adding baking soda to produce wash

Be careful when adding the baking soda, the combination with vinegar can be a bit explosive!

Grapefruit extract in DIY Produce wash

You can purchase NutriBiotic Grapefruit Extract from a natural food store or online (I got mine on Amazon).

(adapted from Do It Gorgeously)

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