My mom asked me for this “recipe” recently, so I thought I would share it here on the blog with everyone. This is a do-it-yourself vegetable & fruit wash. First is the original recipe, and then the gallon recipe. (Mom – it’s for you. No math involved!) I usually mix it in an old milk jug and keep it under the sink. When I am washing lettuce I do half veggie wash & half water, but you could also use it full strength or in a spray bottle.
3 cups filtered water
3 Tbsp white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp baking soda
Adding a bit of lemon juice or 3-4 drops of grapefruit seed extract can give it an extra boost!
Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle. Spray it on fruits and vegetables. Rinse well with cold water. You may also combine in the sink to dunk your produce if you desire to wash in large batches. This tonic is not recommended on mushrooms as they will absorb the flavor.
12 cups filtered water
3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup baking soda
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
I have found it helpful to put the baking soda in before the water (I use a funnel) so that the water washes the baking soda right into the jug. I also shake it up each time before use.
I found this on a blog just after I was married. I would love to give credit to the author, but I can’t remember where I found it. Enjoy!