When it comes to washing produce, many people stick to a quick rinse. But this tactic means that worms, bugs, pesticides, and dirt are often left behind. Yuck! We have a quick and easy fix that will give you delicious, clean produce without the hassle of spending a long time scrubbing. Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Soak safely and effectively cleans produce in a naturally healthy way. Find out how to wash fruits and vegetables properly below!

How to wash your produce

After all that time hustling around the grocery store, the last thing you want to do is spend a long time cleaning your produce. With our fruit and vegetable wash, Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, cleaning your produce is easier than ever.

Simply find a bowl or container large enough to fit your produce. Fill the bowl with water and add 2 tablespoons of the solution for every 16 cups of water. Stir gently to incorporate the soak, add your produce, and let it sit for 1−2 minutes. Drain the liquid and rinse the fruits and veggies with clean water. Dry off the produce and store it in its proper place.

YL tip: To make it even easier, let your produce soak in your sink. Simply cleanse it first with Thieves Household Cleaner!

If you don’t want to wash all of your produce at once, cleaning with our fruit and vegetable wash is so quick and easy that you can even do it as you prep your meal. All it takes is a few minutes for clean, fresh produce.

YL tip: Your produce should not taste like the Thieves soak. If it does, it could mean that you added too much solution or that you didn’t rinse well enough. Rinse again and you should be good to go!

Fruit and veggie cleaning on the go

Does vinegar kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables? Not usually! So if you find yourself snacking on the go, try our Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray. The convenient 2-ounce spray bottle fits in any purse, backpack, or carry-on, making it easy to take when you’re traveling. A few spritzes followed by a quick water rinse will give you clean, delectable fruit.

Do I have to buy organic produce?

It is recommended that you purchase organic produce to avoid genetically modified crops and pesticides, but we understand that not all people have easy access to organic produce. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), commonly used produce in the U.S. is categorized into two groups: The Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen. The Dirty Dozen includes the produce that is best to buy organic, and the Clean Fifteen includes produce that is okay to buy non-organic.

The Clean Fifteen:

Sweet corn
Sweet peas (frozen)
Honeydew melon

The Dirty Dozen:

Kale, collard, and mustard greens
Bell and hot peppers

Learn more about the studies done by the EWG here.

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