I am constantly trying new natural products to replace the toxic ones and create a safer environment in my home. Every once in awhile, I come across a product that really stands out – Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak by Young Living is one of them.
I kept having friends try it and tell me how much longer it helped keep their produce fresh, but I didn’t really believe them. Finally, I decided to give it a try and was blown away by how well it actually worked. Produce that used to go bad in just a few days now lasts me all week, if not longer. I was especially surprised at how long it kept strawberries fresh (even when cut!), which for me are always the fastest to get moldy and soggy.
This wash is powerful because it uses the combination of 3 different essential oil blends:
The three of these oils help to clean the produce of dirt and bacteria from grocery handling as well as protect from mold.
It comes in a concentrate so you just add 1 oz to a gallon of water for your soak. My routine is to put all my produce in a clean sink when I get home from the store or farmer’s market and soak for a couple minutes. Then, I rinse and dry the fruits and veggies before putting them in my fridge or counter top ready to eat! I also put some in a spray bottle with water to use if I skip my routine and just need a quick wash for things like apples or potatoes.
What do you use currently to wash your produce? Is it working to keep things fresh?