One issue with purchasing conventional produce is that it probably has pesticide residues on the surface and it may also have been waxed. The waxing is used to increase appeal on the store shelves and to give it a longer shelf life. There is no need to purchase a separate and oft expensive “veggie wash” to wash produce. There are three Dr. Bronner’s products—Sal Suds, Castile Liquid Soap, and Castile Bar Soap—that work great to rid fruit and vegetable of both of these substances.
How To Clean Produce with Dr. Bronner’s
Sal Suds: Use one drop in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Rinse in clear water.
Castile Liquid Soap: If you’re washing fruits and veggies with Castile Liquid Soap, use 1 dash (approximately 1/4 tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk, swish, and rinse.
Castile Bar Soap: Lather bar soap with hands into a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Rinse in clear water.
Sal Suds cleaner shows >60% biodegradation after 28 days per ISO 14593.