Just like the conventional fruits and vegetables, the organic vegetables and fruits also need to be cleaned. Even though they are not covered with chemicals or pesticides, they may contain other things on their surface.
These organic foods can be grown with natural fertilizers and soil enhancers, which include manure, bone meal, and worm castings. Hence, it would be very beneficial to prepare your own natural scrubs for your vegetables and fruits using baking soda.
Baking soda is quite affordable and readily available. It is a biopesticide, and hence averts the growth of certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
The preparation is quick and simple:
- Add some tablespoons of baking soda to 1-2 cups of water.
- Stir well before pouring the mixture into a spray bottle. Then, use a scrub brush to clean your products.
- Rinse with water to wash away any baking soda residues.