Let me introduce you to Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak. You may be thinking – why wash your fruit and veggies? Well do you really know what has happened to your fruit and veggies before you bought them? Who has touched them or worse still who may have coughed or sneezed on them?
Studies show that 80% of all produce has surface pesticide residue. Knowing this – I always wash my veggies with the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak – which, let me tell you, is way better than anything else I have used including apple cider vinegar.
According to the Environmental Working Group (an organisation of scientists, researchers and policymakers), the most contaminated fruits and vegetables are peaches, strawberries, pears, lettuce, apples, cherries, capsicums, spinach, nectarines, imported grapes, celery and potatoes. Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak offers an easy solution for effectively cleaning large amounts of produce—whether it’s for meal preparation for your family, cooking for a big event or canning fresh garden vegetables.
As a mum I don’t have spare time. So the last thing I want to do is spend a long time cleaning my produce. So that’s why I switched to Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak – it helps remove waxes, harsh chemicals, impurities and surface pesticides from produce in just 2 minutes without leaving behind any cleaner residue or taste!
Check out the difference in the colour of the two halves of the same head of broccoli. I cut a head of broccoli in half and washed half of it in a bowl of water and the other half in a capful of the Thieves fruit and veggie soak in a bowl of water. I am amazed at the colour difference. It really does remove the chemical residue that is sprayed on to our food. You just don’t know how much is on your food until you wash it properly. Water is not enough.
How to Use the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak
The Thieves fruit and veggie soak comes in a small jug; you simply add a little to a basin of water, soak, rinse, and enjoy eating your fruits and vegetables as nature intended.
- Use 1½ teaspoons for every litre of water.
- Completely cover produce and soak for 1- 2 minutes.
- Rinse with clean water.
It is great for conventional and organically grown produce, safely and effectively cleaning your fruits and veggies before consumption. Because believe me – once you see what comes off, you will be glad you decided to wash them!
You can even use the soak instead of Rinse Aid in your dishwasher and speaking of dishwashers… why not try making Natural Dishwashing powder.
What is in the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak?
I find my fruit washed in the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak last longer. Dinner also seems extra tasty knowing our veggies were free from all kinds of invisible chemicals that might have been lingering beforehand! Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak makes it easy to enjoy clean, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Young Living hack using the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak!
Here is an easy and fast way to make sure you’re getting all your produce clean before eating!
Take your empty Thieves foaming dispenser, fill it 1/3 with Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, and fill the rest with water. 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. If you have a few to wash, get out your bowl and add one pump and fill with water. Rinse after 2 minutes.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. Also, keep in mind, washing our produce right away will help it to last longer and function as a natural preservative.
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