20 Reasons to Love this Affordable Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak Hack

You know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is important, but are you worried about the amount of harmful pesticides and bacteria that can be found on them? I know I am! So, what’s the alternative? Buying organic produce is great, but it can be SO expensive. But, what if I told you there IS a way to eat fruits and veggies without the nasties AND but save money? Ta daaaa!!! Introducing your *Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak hack!

Do you REALLY need to soak your fruit & veggies?

The short answer is… HELL YEAH!!!! Almost all fruit and veggies retain traces of the pesticides and herbicides used when they’re grown. And if they’re one of the Dirty Dozen there will be even more. So that’s one BIG issue.

But, think about this… from the time your fruit and veggies are plucked from the tree or the ground, how many hands do they pass through? The farm workers loading them onto trucks; the supermarket employees stocking them onto shelves; the choosy shoppers grabbing and squeezing them… And somewhere along the way the chances are good that at least one of these people didn’t wash their hands properly. And that’s the problem — it’s a one-way ticket to you, or your children, getting sick.

Water vs Fruit and Veggie Wash

So yes, washing your fruits and vegetables before you eat them is essential, but plain water just doesn’t cut it. I used to use apple cider vinegar to do the trick, but have since found something that works even better. It’s the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak.

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How to save money with this Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak hack

NEWS FLASH!! One reason why I love Young Living products so much is that they are concentrated. Unlike other fruit and vegetable washes on the market, Young Living don’t pad out theirs with lots of water. The good news is that this means you can dilute them to save money and they still work like magic.

Here’s how to use the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak hack:

  1. Take an empty foaming hand soap dispenser, fill 1/3 of the bottle with Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, and the rest with water (distilled water is best but normal tap water works too).
  2. When you’re ready to use, one pump is all it takes. You can hand wash that apple and then give it a good 30 second rinse.
  3. If you have a few to wash, get out your bowl and add one pump and fill with water. Rinse after 2 minutes.
  4. If you have a whole sink full, use 3-5 pumps and fill the sink with water. Allow to soak for 2 minutes then rinse.

Pro Tip: washing your fruits and veggies straight away when you get them will help it them last longer.

20 money saving ways to use the Thieves fruit and veggies soak

  1. Use the water after you have washed your produce to water your house or outdoor plants! They love the ingredients of Digize which helps them grow better! 
  2. Put a capful into your Young Living Thieves Dish Soap, for extra bubble action while washing your dishes. 
  3. Get rid of stubborn laundry stains. Dip a cotton bud into the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak, rub it on the stain, let it sit for a bit then wash in Thieves Laundry Soap as normal. 
  4. Use it as a degreaser on items that need grease removed (even your bbq)! 
  5. Add a little to your diluted Thieves Household Cleaner, again for extra bubble power and action! 
  6. Add a capful to your toilet bowl plus a little bicarb soda to give that royal throne a good scrubbing. It’s really helpful in removing hard water deposits. 
  7. Don’t wait to do the cotton bud method for stubborn laundry stains, add a good splash to your laundry. Especially if someone in your family works with any products all day that contain grease like landscapers, auto mechanics, etc. You can also find this tip helpful you use cloth nappies in your family. 
  8. If you have spots on your dishes after being washed in the dishwasher, add a little product soak in the rinse aid compartment. 
  9. If you use crystals, you can soak and clean them in the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak. 
  10. While traveling, you bring home some souvenirs from nature, and they are smelly, soak them in the Thieves fruit and veggie soak to remove the smell. 
  11. Use it to spray the areas of your home that insects and ants tend to populate as a preventative measure. 
  12. Use it to spray in areas to deter your pets (or your neighbours’ pets) from marking their territory.
  13. Spray diluted Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak into those stinky, smelly shoes for amazing results. 
  14. Spray diluted to stainless appliances to remove fingerprints, especially if they are greasy fingerprints 
  15. Spray and wipe down clean the outside of your shoes to make them almost brand new! 
  16. Buy the dying plants at your local store especially as it is the end of the season and see those plants come back to life by adding some Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak to their soil. 
  17. Great for cleaning pans that have burnt on food or greasy stuck on food. 
  18. Rub a little on carpet stains and leave for 24 hours. You’ll be amazed.
  19. Add a teaspoon to vases to help your cut flowers last longer.
  20. Clean your Young Living diffuser with it. (caution, use this only after the 1 year warranty on the diffuser has expired) Young Living will only accept vinegar, water, rubbing alcohol or Thieves Household Cleaner to clean the diffuser during warranty. 
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Is Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak safe?

*Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Soak includes all naturally derived and plant-based ingredients, featuring three exclusive Young Living essential oil blends: Di-Gize, Thieves, and Purification and has been created to help you wash your fruits and veggies properly. It is totally safe to use!

For more information about this product, check out the Product Information guide here.

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