A-1 Safe Produce Wash

Susan Feliciano Recipe

By Susan Feliciano frenchtutor

Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

Why pay for an expensive solution to wash your produce, and not be assured that what it contains is even safe to eat? Try this instead - I keep a spray bottle of it on my sink.


1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
distilled white vinegar
1 c
water (distilled, tap, or spring water)
spray bottle

Directions Step-By-Step

In the spray bottle, mix the ingredients.
Shake well to mix it up, spray on your produce, then wipe and rinse before eating.

Did you know, you should always buy white distilled vinegar that is made of grains, a food source? Some distilled vinegars are derived from petroleum products. Check the ingredients label before purchase.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Soaps, Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #vegetables, #fruits

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virginia parrish virginiaann
Feb 7, 2013
oh ok thanks I use white vinegar to clean with but not eat altho some people use it in pickles so they won't look dark. I really like this homemade veggie wash thanks for sharing.
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Feb 3, 2013
If it says Apple Cider Vinegar, it's made from apples.
It's the Distilled (white) vinegar you have to watch - that's sometimes made from petroleum instead of grains.
virginia parrish virginiaann
Feb 3, 2013
really Toni what kind is it? I had some Bragg vinegar/ mother made from apples, some food lion brand also made from apples.

I have made this veggie wash & I use to buy veggie wash, so I can scrub the peelings really good cause i eat them all the time.
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Dec 14, 2012
Check all the fine print on the label - sometimes it's not in the ingredients, but on the front of the bottle. If you have a national brand like Heinz, it should be from grains. But some store brands are from grains too. I think the Walmart Great Value is from petroleum products.
Toni D Cook4Family
Dec 14, 2012
Nice recipe...thank you...I was running out of grapefruit seed extract and wondered about an alternative...almost demonic though, my vinegar doesn't say "from grains" guess I'll have really shiny windows!! sitting here with my face in my hands saying...petroleum, vinegar...vinegar, petroleum...REALLY?!?!...my head is spinning