Where’s all the procrastinator mommas? Do you ever have those days where you do the shopping, get all the healthy stuff from the produce section and have every intention of washing it all properly right when you get home? Yeah, me too! But how often does it actually go that way? Haha, me either. Sometimes, ok, most times, it’s a couple DAYS before I get around to washing the produce… usually because I need it for something. Bahaha, these grapes are proof of that reality! By the time I was half way done at Sprouts on Monday, I was so over it. Rowan was not listening, it was hot, kids were hungry, I was hungry. I was just done. Shove everything in the fridge, sandwiches for the kids and hide in my room. Well, today is Thursday and the grapes and strawberries were in desperate need of attention. Annnd… I wanted to eat them.
Did you know rinsing your fruits and vegetables with just water does not do ANYTHING to rid them of residue and/or pesticides? Even organic produce should be washed. There is a super-awesome AND easy way to get your fresh produce squeaky clean with this soak wash recipe using Young Living essential oils! It will prolong the life of your produce if done all at once and store! .
Bowl of cool water, ½ cup vinegar, 2 drops Thieves Vitality, 4 drops citrus vitality oils (I did Thieves and Lemon Vitalities which are both included in your premium start kit). Soak for 10 minutes, rinse, let dry, then refrigerate! *** Make sure you are using glass, ceramic, or stainless steel any time you use citrus oils. ***
How do you clean your grapes? Usually I just rinse them under cool running water and let them dry. Today, I thought i would try something different. And I am disgusted! I will never clean them that way again. I will forevermore use oils to clean my veggies! I mean, can you see this!?
How often does your strawberry water get that murky..? And guess what? Out of 2 packages of strawberries, only like 5 were beyond saving! We will see how long they last now that they are sliced.
Moral of this story? Wash your produce. Like, really really, wash it. Same day is always best, but you know. I get it! It’s not always possible.