As you all know, we started using doTerra essential oils a few months ago. I could go on and on about how much I love them and how glad I am to rid my home and family of toxic chemicals. As promised, I’ve started bringing you DIYs using essential oils so you can see practical ways of using them in your home and on your family. So far we’ve covered foaming hand soap and all-purpose cleaning spray. Today, we’re going to make a produce rinse with lemon essential oil. Easy peasy.
Whether I get produce from the grocery store, farmer’s market, or my own garden, it needs to be washed. From dirt and bacteria to chemical residue and other unknowns, there’s a lot to wash before we cook or eat our produce. I like to use a mixture of water, vinegar, and lemon essential oil to wash our fruits and veggies.
Why lemon essential oil? Lemon essential oil is 100% natural. It’s antibacterial, antiviral, and a disinfectant. Lemon essential oil is totally safe to ingest, too, which makes it safe to use on produce! It smells great, too, and doesn’t change the taste of my food when I use it in my produce rinse.
1 large bowl of water
1/2 C distilled white vinegar
3-5 drops lemon essential oil
For a sink full:
1 sink full of water
1-2 C distilled white vinegar
5-10 drops lemon essential oil
Simply add vinegar and lemon essential oil to your water, then plunge your produce into it. I like to do a few punches down, to really get the dirt and grime off. (You’ll be amazed at all the floaties you see and all the dirt that falls to the bottom! Yuck!) Pat dry your produce with a clean dish towel and you’re ready to go!
Make sure to check out our other posts on essential oils. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Enjoy! xoxo, L
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