Whether you purchase organic or conventional, it's always important to wash your produce well. This homemade Fruit and Vegetable wash is made with three simple ingredients you probably already have in your home. Apple cider vinegar, water, and few drops of lemon essential oil . Vinegar is the major player in my homemade produce wash, reducing both pesticides (yes, even organic produce can be sprayed with certain "safer" pesticides) and bacteria. Lemon oil is antimicrobial, working to destroy bad germs and bacteria. It’s also a good degreaser and may help dissolve the wax that is sprayed on some fruits and vegetables that can seal in pesticides. The combo of the two kills bacteria and does a pretty good job of rinsing away dirt and pesticides.