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Our household cleaning habits have changed forever thanks to COVID-19. Now more than ever, we are looking for ways to make our everyday lives safer for ourselves and for our families.

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Weighing heavily on our minds these days is how to protect ourselves while at the grocery store; and what to do once you get home with your purchases. You’ll want to check the CDC website for all the guidelines on this.  CDC’s current guidelines for the proper way to wash. . You can do your part to slow the spread of the virus by social distancing in the aisles from friends and neighbors.  Also, don’t forget to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after you leave the store.  Check out our new hand sanitizer, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended formula, now in stock at rebelgreen.com. But what do we do when it comes to cleaning our produce? Did you know Fruits and veggies can be touched by 20-30 hands before it ever makes it to your plate?   Just thinking about where all those hands have been is enough to make us woozy. That’s where Rebel Green Fruit and Veggie Clean comes in handy.  

You know you’re going to have to eat your fruits and veggies for your health and to keep your immune system working well in these challenging times. Research shows that the beautifully innocent peach in your cart may have been sprayed with pesticides, waxes or chemicals at some time during crop production. These pesky substances are designed for the very purpose of resisting insects and rain. A gentle rinse with water from your kitchen tap is unlikely to power through that stuff.  Check out the EWG dirty dozen for those fruits and veggies who are the worst offenders for pesticide residues. And don’t even think about using that petroleum based dish soap to clean your produce. See why the experts say you should never use soap to wash your produce

Nature isn’t always the cleanest place so even if that fruit is organic, it is still vulnerable to drift spray, people-handling residues and just plain dirt, yuck. The moms at Rebel Green have brought you this formula of Fruit and Veggie Clean with organic citrus extracts to loosen those uninvited residues. This formula rinses clean with water and helps to loosen dirt, hand oils, surface pesticides, waxes and chemicals.

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For a single piece of fruit, Just a few sprays of fruit and veggie clean with a gentle 30 second rub and a thorough rinse with tap water will do the trick.  

For a whole big bunch, pour 4 tablespoons of fruit and veggie clean per pound of fresh produce into a bowl of water. Put in your produce and let soak for a few minutes. Put the produce in a colander and rinse under tap water. Take a look at that dirty residue left behind, let out a loud ick, and thank your lucky stars you had the good sense to properly wash your produce. Comes in a convenient 17 oz spray and also in a 34 oz refill.  

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We know you’re looking for ways to protect your family during these trying times.  With us all spending more time than ever at home, it’s important to minimize your family’s exposure to toxic cleaners and instead use plant based, highly effective ones to clean our shared spaces.

Reported poisonings to household chemicals like bleach rose sharply in March.

Check out our family of products at RebelGreen.com. Don’t forget to replenish that hand soap.  Ours is free from sulfates so it’s less drying to your hands that may be suffering from repeat washings. You also want to make sure to give some thought to how you’re cleaning everyone’s new essential accessory, the face mask. You’ll want to wash it everyday in our USDA Certified organic laundry detergent.  Detergents don’t completely wash out of clothing.  We wouldn’t want harsh chemicals from conventional cleaners next to your skin or ours. Take 15% off all laundry products on our website through the month of April, use code LAUNDRY15.