3 Easy Steps To Make Fruit & Vegetable Wash Recipe at Home

Nowadays I think twice before eating any fruit with the skin. Most of the time it is hard to get organic fruits. Since I am living in a village, the small towns near by my village does not have organic shops. I have constantly suffered eating fruits than not eating them, due to pesticides. Each time I eat a water melon, I get throat infection due to the pesticide spraying. You will be surprised, if I say how I wash my grapes!

I bring water to the boil and add the grapes and let it sit till the water cools and then eat it. The problem is that since the fruit is almost cooked in the boiling water, it does not have the fresh taste and tastes bland. I was looking for a good, natural fruit and vegetable wash recipe that can be done easily at home and one that really works. I also wanted it to be chemical free, as chemical laden washes will add few more layers of chemicals on the fruits.

I really liked this recipe, as I found it be quite effective. This recipe for homemade fruit and vegetable wash has vinegar and lemon juice. Vinegar is excellent in removing pesticide coat on top of the fruits. I personally like 1: 2 vinegar to water ratio. You can also use 1: 3 vinegar to water ratio, but anything  below this ratio will not be very effective. Try using non synthetic vinegar for making this recipe. You can make this fruit wash and store it in a spray bottle.

To use, spray it on the fruits and veggies till it is coated with the spray. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then the fruits can be washed well and used. Any time you buy non organic fruits that has to be eaten with the skin on, always try washing it with this homemade wash. It only takes 10 minutes for the whole process but saves us from lot of toxicity. Though this process does not guarantee a 100% reduction in pesticide, it greatly reduces it. Enjoy pesticide free fruits and vegetables!

3 Easy Steps To Make Fruit & Vegetable Wash at Home

1. Take vinegar and water in a cup.

2. Add the lemon juice to the mixture and pour it in spray bottles.

3, To use, spray over fruits and wait for 10 minutes before washing the fruits thoroughly in water.


  • The leftover wash can be stored in the refrigerator for future use.
  • Use only non synthetic vinegar.




  1. Kate Bristow
    October 20, 2014 / 11:47 am

    I love your pictures !!! Everything look so cute! Especially your glass cup. And of course, your method is very helpful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. ashwini purushothaman
    July 12, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    Hi Ramya,Can we use white vinegar here? what do you mean by non synthetic vinegar?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 19, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Vinegar is made in two ways. One is from natural materials and the other (synthetic vinegar) is made from acetic acid. Synthetic vinegar is cheap but it has no nutritional value and is an irritant. So it is better to avoid synthetic vinegars (they would have specified it in the bottle if it is fruit or synthetic vinegar) and try to use natural vinegars. Yes, you can use white vinegar but make sure it is of natural origin…..

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