How certain are you that your fruits and vegetables are clean and HOW clean are they?
Washing fruit before you eat is medically advised in order to reduce the risk of ingesting anything that may prove harmful to your health. Thoroughly washing the fruit can help reduce the chances of ingesting the following:
Pesticides and Other Chemicals
Most fruit are grown on non-organic farms. This means that pesticides and other chemicals were sprayed on the fruit in order to decrease the number of insects infecting the fruit. Even organic fruit (unless it’s labeled 100% organic) may have a small amount of pesticides and other chemicals. While trace amounts of these chemicals have not been proven to lead to adverse health effects, it’s better to be cautious and remove as much of the chemicals as possible.
Insects and Insect Waste
Washing fruit will also help you remove any insects and insect waste that may linger on your fruit. Because the fruit is likely grown outdoors and then makes a long journey during transit, it has plenty of opportunities to attract insects.
Dirt and Grime
On the farm, the fruit may have encountered dirt, which could have had chemical fertilizers. As the fruit is picked, packed and transported, it can accumulate dirt and other grime that may be unhealthy for you to consume. Washing fruit helps remove the dirt and grime.
Fruit can accumulate bacteria from the farm or from any of the handlers who pick, deliver and display the fruit at your local store. Just as you would wash your hands before eating in order to reduce bacteria on your hands, washing fruit can help reduce the bacteria that may be present on your fruit.
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How to use it?
Just add a capful of Thieves Fruit & Veggie to a gallon of water: soak for about 2-5 minutes, rinse under running water and enjoy eating your fruits and vegetables as nature intended.
Why Use Thieves Essential Oil Fruit and Veggie Wash and Spray to clean your Veggies and Fruit?
Thieves Fruit and Vegetable Wash is:
–Non toxic cleaner made with natural plants and therapeutic grade essential oils.
–Free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, dyes, synthetic fragrances and perfumes.
–Green household product that has organic and biodegradable materials.
–Natural derived ingredients and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s ability to leave your fruit and veggies clean at home or on the go.
–The 2-oz. spray bottle fits in a backpack, purse or luggage, making it convenient and accessible. Just a few spritzes, your fruits and vegetables are clean and ready to eat.
–Safe for children and animals – synthetic free formula with no chemical residue.
–Combo Pack 2-oz. spray bottle and 16 ounce wash.
–Made from Thieves Essential Oil that is highly effective in supporting a healthy immune system and good health.
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Don’t forget to wash organic produce, too. Even though organic produce isn’t exposed to pesticides, it can still be contaminated with germs, bacteria and parasites that you can’t see, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That goes for produce grown in your own backyard, too. While you know that you haven’t applied pesticides, you can’t know whether your produce is contaminated with potentially harmful microbes that could make you sick.
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