Eat Safe with Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Posted by Ivy Leung on

Kim Gilliland, our Australian founder gets into the details of cleaning fruits and vegetables. Find out how she does it ... 


“If I’m washing just a few things, for example, apples for the kids, I spray the product directly onto the surface of the apples, rub it in with my hands and then let the apples sit on the benchtop for a few minutes. Then I give them another quick rub, rinse with clean water and they are safe and ready to eat."

"If I’m washing quite a few items in preparation for a meal, I usually use a salad spinner or I have a vegetable washing bowl. I place the vegetables or salad items in the basket, spray across with the Fruit & Vegetable Wash, cover the produce with clean water and then swish everything around with my hands. After a minute or two, I remove the basket, empty the dirty water and repeat the process with clean water."

"It is always important to give everything a final rinse with clean water to ensure that the harmful chemicals that have been removed by the product are washed away."

"If I’m washing leafy green vegetables, I usually soak everything for a few minutes longer to make sure that all of the hidden dirt and any bugs are soaked out."

"I always treat berries carefully. I only ever wash them just before I’m about to eat them, otherwise the water spoils most berries. I wash them twice, but I’m careful not to agitate them too much and I don’t leave them to soak for too long."


Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable Wash is designed primarily to remove toxic chemical residue, dirt and harmful bacteria. However, it is also very effective for removing artificial wax from waxed fruits.

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