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DIY Pesticide Wash for Non Organic Produce 1. Put produce in a bowl and spritz well with vinegar. The acidic vinegar actually breaks down chemicals from the field and waxes or any storage enhancers that may have been used will rinse away. 2. Spritz well with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. This step will sanitize the produce. Finally, rinse under cold water.
I love using vinegar for rinsing agent and fabric softener. I haven't had much luck using the essential oils in the laundry though...it just requires too much to really be able to smell it. But I will try this one....add 1 tsp rubbing alcohol to emulsify the essential oil in vinegar...like the dryer ball too...simple!
Seriously?! -- Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.