When you grab an apple for lunch, your hands may be the 20th pair to touch it. That’s right: Veggies and fruits are picked, sorted, thrown on a truck, taken off a truck, sorted again, boxed, and unboxed all before they reach the display case, where they’re fondled by other customers before they meet you. Experts estimate 20 people will touch a tomato before you slice it for your salad — and that’s in addition to the animal waste that can mingle with produce on the long journey from farm to table.
Carefully wash all fruits and vegetables before eating, even if you don’t plan on eating the skin. When you peel or cut vegetables and fruits, the bacteria from the exterior can travel inside. Keep any prepped veggies, such as sliced tomatoes, at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler until you eat or cook them. Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
For this recipe you’re going to want to use a tinted glass spray bottle. Also, all Essential Oils must be kept in dark colored glass containers to prevent deterioration and permeation.
Fruit and Veggie Spray Using Essential Oils
•¾ Cup Water
•¾ Cup Vinegar
•12-15 Drops Lemon Young Living Essential Oil
•Baking Soda* see note
For EXTRA dirty fruit and vegetables spray and sprinkle a little baking soda. Give a good massage and rinse well.