We’ve all seen the recalls on cantelope and other foods because of the salmonella, E. coli, and listeria found on the rind. The poor cantelope farmers have gone into bankruptcy trying to ensure the fruit is clean on the outside but have been unsuccessful. So why not clean the fruit at home and enjoy it safely while the farms that produce fresh foods stay open? Wouldn’t that be more beneficial to our economy at this time? It’s not hard or expensive. For the cost of one bottle of FIT fruit cleaning spray you can make a six month supply of your own spray that is more effective and contains no chemical surfectants that are detrimental to your health.
Mother Gaia makes a great Sanitizing Spray. Or you can make your own below.
1. First of all you need a spray bottle, ofcourse, stainless steel or glass are the best. Essential oils will dissolve plastic over time so the plastic bottle will need to be replaced every six months.
2. You will also need at least 1/8 ounce of Lemon Essential Oil or Sweet Orange Essential Oil. Please remember that these essential oils are squeezed directly from the fruit rind and do expire in six months. So avoid purchasing large amounts of these oils unless you plan to use it all within six months.
3. And 6 to 12 ounces of filtered water depending on the size of your spray bottle.
Lets say you have a small 8 ounce spray bottle-
You would mix 6 ounces water and 25 drops of Essential Oil.
Or you have a larger 18 ounce spray bottle-
You would mix 12 ounces water and 50 drops of Essential Oil.
Shake well with each use to ensure proper mixing and spray your fruit. Allow it to dry, do not wipe or wash it off. Then cut, peel, and eat. The essential oils evaporate while drying leaving minute amounts behind that will not be toxic to anyone and sanitizing the fruit without bactericides or fungicides that are harmful to the body’s normal, healthy bacteria.
All essential oils have anti-bacterial properties that are inherent to the plant they come from. The plants produce the oils to protect themselves and thus protect you as well.
Lemon essential oil is great for removing waxes from fruit as well. It is also a great natural replacement for GOOF OFF straight out of the bottle.
Visit Mother Gaia’s for other great ways to clean, sanitize, and prevent infection and illness.