How to Make a Homemade Fruit Wash

Why Wash Organic Fruits?

While organic farming practices do not use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, organic fruits can still be exposed to environmental contaminants. Organic fruits can also be contaminated with natural substances like mold or bacteria, which can be harmful if ingested. Washing fruits can help remove dirt, debris, and other environmental contaminants that can affect the taste and quality of the fruit.

Washing fruits before eating them is an essential step in ensuring that they’re safe to consume. A homemade fruit wash is an easy and effective way to remove any dirt, residue, or environmental contaminants on the surface of the fruit. By following the recipe and tips provided below, you can enjoy your favorite fruits without worrying about harmful bacteria or contaminants.

Homemade Fruit Wash

Even if the fruit is organically grown, it can still be exposed to airborne contaminants, such as dust and pollutants from nearby factories. Washing fruits before eating them can help to remove any contaminants on the surface of the fruit.

Fruit Wash Soak


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda



  1. Mix the water and vinegar in a large bowl.
  2. Add the baking soda to the mixture and stir until it dissolves.
  3. Place the fruits in the bowl and let them soak for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse the fruits thoroughly under running water.


Tips for Using Fruit Wash Soak

  • After soaking them in the fruit wash, use cold water to rinse.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub fruits with tough skin, such as apples or pears.
  • Do not use fruit soak on delicate fruits like berries, as they may absorb too much of the solution, instead use the homemade fruit spray recipe below.

Homemade Fruit Wash Spray


  • Glass spary bottle
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice


  1. Mix the water, vinegar, and lemon juice in a large container with a spout.
  2. Stir to combine. Pour into a glass spray bottle and twist on the top.
  3. Place the fruits in a colander and spray with the wash.
  4. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse under cold water.

Fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet, and consuming them regularly is beneficial for our health. We hope that you enjoy more fruits in your diet using our homemade fruit washes! Show us your fruit creations on Instagram by tagging @hgofarms or using the hashtag #hgofarms!