Saturday, March 10, 2012

Veggie Wash

In my transition to the traditional diet, I have chosen to invest my money in high-quality animal products.  Grass-fed beef, pastured pork, raw milk, and coconut oil.  This leaves little room in my budget to buy organic produce.  So my dilemma is the pesticide residue I know that lingers all over my fruits and veggies.  My solution is to first keep my family's immune systems very strong and encourage a lot of exercise for the purpose of detoxification.  On top of that, I have started using this homemade veggie wash to break down any residue on the outside of the fruit and veggies.  I know this isn't the best case scenario, but for my budget right now it is.

In a tall pitcher mix
1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons baking soda
20 drops of GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract-a natural antiviral)

Stir all ingredients.  Allow it to stop foaming.  Put in a clean spray bottle.  Do not attempt to double this recipe.  In the large pitcher the solution will rise.

To use spray veggies and fruit down well.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes.  Rinse with a sprayer if possible.
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  1. Is this recipe for 1 use? I was looking up gse and it seems expensive. On Amazon 4oz. is $14.50 w/o shipping. We last year to do just about the same as you seem to be doing with your food budget and I have been looking for ways to clean the fruit and veggies better.

  2. I have had a 2 oz. bottle of GSE for 2-3 years now. You only use 2-3 drops at a time. I use it to clean my hands after diapers, cutting meat, disinfecting cutting boards, etc. I also add some of it to smoothies or juice if we are sick. Anything you want to disinfect without harming with chemicals. The recipe calls for 20 drops. I made one recipe of this and used it to clean 6 flats of strawberries in the last 2 weeks.

  3. Good deal! Exactly what I needed to know! Thanks!