Are you looking for a simple and effective way to cleanse your fruits and vegetables? Look no further! We have a natural solution that will leave your fruits and veggies cleaner and healthier than ever before. By soaking your fruits and vegetables in a mixture of water and lemon essential oil, you can remove dirt, pesticides, and other chemicals. Let's dive into the details and learn how to do it!

Why should you cleanse your fruits and vegetables?

Before we get into the how-to, let's talk about why it's important to cleanse your produce. Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, but they can also harbor harmful substances like pesticides. These chemicals can be harmful to your health, and washing alone may not remove them completely. By soaking them, you can ensure that you're getting rid of these unwanted substances and enjoying cleaner, safer fruits and vegetables.

What you'll need

To get started, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 drop of lemon essential oil

If you have a large amount of produce or want to cleanse multiple items at once, simply increase the quantities accordingly. For 4 liters of water, use 3-5 drops of lemon essential oil.

The cleansing process

Now that you have your ingredients ready, it's time to start the cleansing process. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill a clean container with the specified amount of water.
  2. Add the recommended number of drops of lemon essential oil to the water.
  3. Place your fruits or vegetables in the container, ensuring they are fully submerged.
  4. Let them soak for at least 3-5 minutes.
  5. After the soaking time is up, remove the produce from the water and rinse them thoroughly with fresh water.
  6. Enjoy your freshly cleansed fruits and vegetables!

Benefits of using lemon essential oil

You might be wondering why we specifically recommend using lemon essential oil for this cleansing process. Lemon essential oil is known for its natural cleansing; antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It can help remove bacteria, and pesticides from the surface of your fruits and veggies. Additionally, lemon essential oil has a refreshing scent that can leave your fruits and vegetables smelling great.

It's important to note that lemon essential oil is safe to use on produce, but make sure to use a high-quality, organic food-grade oil. This ensures that you're not introducing any harmful substances to your fruits and vegetables.


Cleansing your fruits and vegetables is an important step in maintaining a healthy diet. By soaking them in a mixture of water and lemon essential oil, you can remove dirt, pesticides, and other impurities, ensuring that you're consuming cleaner and safer fruits and vegetables. Give it a try and experience the difference for yourself!

PS! You can use Lime Essential Oil as well, it has the same properties for cleaning.

Susann Ottesen