As soon as we hear the word natural, a warm and fuzzy feeling wakes up inside us. Natural is always better, there is simply no room for debate about it, but most people aren’t exactly sure as to why, and even when they have a vague idea, they ask themselves in which ways and to which extent turning right and landing in the Natural Skincare Lane and Natural Makeupville is really beneficial for them. If you need any convincing, steering in that right direction, read on, because the list of benefits will be enough to persuade you.
by the team at Wimdu
Frustrated with ineffective cleaning tips that involve nasty chemicals? We know we are. That’s why Wimdu has done some research into more eco-friendly cleaning tips. Presented on this infographic, is a handy guide to cleaning your bedroom using simple every day items.
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If you are like me and don’t have easy access to organic food (or refuse to spend $3 on a tomato) and don’t enjoy eating pesticides and chemicals then you should definitely be cleaning your fruit and vegetables. It is really easy, takes little time or effort and uses one simple and cheap ingredient: apple cider vinegar.
ACV has so many different uses. I use it a lot in vegan mayonaise or sour cream recipes to give it that tartness. But ACV is also excellent for cleaning and medicinal uses because it’s anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
I have been using this method of cleaning my fruit & veggies since my Dad told me about it 6 months ago. You only need to wash veggies that you plan on eating the skin of, like: greens (spinach, kale, lettuce), tomatoes, capsicums, cucumber, zucchini, pears, apples etc.
My favourite brand of ACV is Braggs ACV. Use the code ZIV994 at iHerb and get $5 off your first order.
How to Clean Fruit & Vegetables Using Apple Cider Vinegar
Step 1: In a big bowl, cover veggies in water and add 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
Step 2: Let the veggies sit for 5 – 10 minutes (I usually skip this step, I’m too impatient!).
Step 3: Scrub the veggies with a brush (make sure its a brush dedicated for this purpose only).
Step 4: Wash scrubbed veggies with water.
Step 5: Let veggies sit on a tea towel and dry, or hand dry them.
And you’re done!
Source: The Vedge