Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit/veggies and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding.
daphne oz's veggie wash- ingredients 1 Cup water1 Cup white vinegar1 Tablespoon baking sodaJuice of 1/2 lemon the water-vinegar-lemon mixture should last refrigerated up to a week; when you're ready to use, mix with baking soda and pour into your spray bottle to get maximum cleaning power!
VINEGAR RINSE FOR FRUITS & VEGGIES 1 cup vinegar and 3 cups water – in a spray bottle. When cleaning an apple he gives it about six sprays, just enough to coat the surface, then rinses in water to remove the vinegar and bacteria residue, calling the entire process “a 30-second, 50-cent investment."
I've only tried the vinegar alternative a couple of times, and it's wild how many toxins float around in the water after done cleaning; this motivates me to keep getting as organic as humanely possible:)