DIY: Homemade Veggie Wash

You really don’t need to invest in market bought veggie wash. This easy homemade veggie wash is all you need.
vegetable wash at home

Who wants to consume fruits or veggies that have been touched by many on their journey from farm to home? Not only human touch, but also pesticides, preservatives, and several other chemicals are sprayed on the produce, which we really want to keep at arm’s length. So we really end up buying veggie wash, thinking it keeps the chemicals at bay.

When only washing the produce is the motive, then why cling on to market-bought veggie washes that again have preservatives to increase their shelf life?

You can easily make a homemade veggie wash that is affordable, can be easily made with ingredients available in your kitchen, and is zero-waste as well.

Your organic fruits and veggies also require a proper wash before consumption. They also do have pesticides; only the formula and regulation vary for such products. Rest; it’s always better to give them a proper wash before consumption.

Without blabbering any further, let’s look at how we can make an easy homemade veggie wash.

Easy homemade veggie wash procedure

Ingredients required:

  1. Prepare: In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ cup white distilled vinegar and 2 cups water (instead of 1:2, you can also change the vinegar to water ratio to 1:3). Now add 1 tablespoon of salt to the solution.
  2. Soak: Place your vegetables or fruits in the bowl and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  3. Dry: after the required soaking, wash it with clean water and let it air dry before consumption.

Lemon juice is optional here; you can add it to neutralise the odd smell of vinegar. But if normal air drying is working to remove the smell from the produce, then you can avoid it.

Vinegar is acidic and can also be used for other cleaning purposes as well.

Remember, store-bought or homemade, ensuring that your produce is now 100 percent chemical-free is difficult (unless you really know and trust its source and process).

The more you talk about sustainability, the more you need to realise that we really don’t need to be dependent on store-bought products. This not only avoids plastic but also keeps you away from harmful chemicals. It’s still possible to live a balanced lifestyle by experimenting with easy DIYs and adopting a zero-waste lifestyle.


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