How to Clean Apples Naturally

It’s Fall and you know what that means: it’s apple season! Apples are a great staple treat during these next few months. They’re perfect for pies, applesauce, and caramel apples. However, before you go apple crazy and start digging in, you have to remove wax from apples by washing them properly. You can use different chemical products to do this, but the whole point is to remove the chemicals found on apples, not to add more. Best of all, these tips can be applied when clean fruit of any variety!

lemon juice

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners available. It’s high in citric acid, has a low pH level, and contains antibacterial properties. They also smell great, leaving your freshly cleaned apples with a nice aroma.

This is how to wash apples with lemon juice:
– Add 4 cups of hot water in a bowl
– Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda
– Add 1/4 cup of bottled lemon juice
– Mix everything together and dip each apple in the natural fruit wash
– Use your hands to rub off the wax and film
– Rinse them off with cold water and dry

apple cide vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

There’s nothing better than cleaning apples with apples! Already containing benefits ranging from aiding digestion to healing skin, this vinegar is also a great natural cleaning solution.

How to clean fruit with vinegar:
– Add 4 cups of hot water in a bowl
– Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
– Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda
– Let the mix sit until the fizzling subsides
– Dip your apples in, using your hands to wash them
– Rinse them off with cold water and dry them

hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most cheapest and most practical non-toxic cleaners out there. Learn how to remove wax from apples by making your own natural cleaning spray.

How to make your own fruit cleaning spray:
– Fill an empty spray bottle halfway with water
– Fill the other half with hydrogen peroxide
– Shake the mixture and spray the mist on your apples
– Rub them clean with a clean cloth
– Rinse them off with cold water and dry

dawn dish soap

Dawn Dish Soap

Dawn dish soap has a great reputation as a cleaning product, and it’s not only for dishes! It’s actually a great multipurpose cleaning, and safe enough to use on small animals. Use it to easily get the grime off of your fruits.

How to clean fruit using Dawn dish soap:
– Fill your sink up with hot water
– Add a drop of Dawn dish soap to the sink full of water
– Add in your fruit and let them soak for a few minutes
– Rub off the grime and wax with your hands
– Rinse off the cleaned fruit with cold water and dry off

The Good Old Fashion Way

If you don’t have any of these ingredients on hand, or just want a quick way to clean off your apple on the go, you can simply rub off the apple’s wax with your shirt! It’s quick and chemical free!


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