Soo I have to chat a minute about the power of the citrus fruit, lemon and my new found way of using it in my routine in the kitchen. The oil continues to amaze me and I had an experience I'd like to share from today.
I ordered groceries today and stocked up on fruit for the week (well let's be honest, a few days - my girls are fruit lovers!) and anyway, I normally clean all my fruit and vegetables with a combo of lukewarm water and white vinegar. Sooo got my groceries, went to clean my fruit, and for the 2nd time I forgot to buy white vinegar - totally out of it!
Now my wheels are turning ‘cause I gotta clean my produce right?! What can I use? What's effective and safe? So I obviously turn to my essential oil shelf and Lemon is staring me down, waving at me saying "pick me, pick me!" haha I do a quick read-up on it and long and behold you can actually use Lemon essential oil to clean your produce! I gave it a try and let me tell ya - I'm won over! It was simple, easy, and left my fruit and vegetables shiny and beautiful!
Another testament to the wonders of essential oils and how easy it is to incorporate them into your daily! And non-toxic and healthy! Here's the recipe if you wanna give it a try!
FRUIT&VEG WASH W/ LEMON EO
- Add 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a bowl that will fit all your produce
- Start to fill with lukewarm water, give it stir
- Dump in your fruit and fill up with rest of water
- Let it soak for about 5 minutes
- Rinse and pat dry!
It's awesome!! I don't think I'm going back to white vinegar now!
Also, not sure if I'm late to the party on this and it's old news - but obviously I was stoked about it so I had to share! :)
And clean your produce!!!