Green tip of the week #2 – fruit and veggie wash

Green tip of the week #2 – fruit and veggie wash

fruits and vegetablesNaBloPoMo – Day 17

Green tip of the week:

If you can’t afford to buy organic produce, you can still clean up your conventional produce and remove dirt, pesticides, chemicals, and insect residue with your own fruit and veggie wash spray. All you need for this recipe is natural soap, vinegar and water.

Not sure how contaminated your produce is? Check out the dirty dozen list to see which fruits and veggies have the most/least amount of pesticides.

Have any green tips you’ve recently learned? Please email them to me and I may include your tip with a link to your site or blog in a future post. :)


  1. Do you guys know if Dr. Bronner’s soup counts as a “pure” or “natural” soap?

  2. HA – soup! Time for dinner! :)

  3. This is a great tip. I write for the blog and would like to include this in a post this week, giving you credit for it. Do you mind?


  4. I am glad you posted this..but I have a question….you said if you cant afford to go organic, you can use fruit and veggie wash to wash off the chemicals from the fruit and veggies… should we still worry about chemicals inside the fruit and veggies?? Just wondering…thanks!

  5. Great tip, I posted on organic eating,I am havig a follow up on Organic eating on a budget so I will link back this post.

  6. In times when money was tighter, I would buy organic frozen and it saved me a ton of money. Either at Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

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