Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak – the ultimate clean


Don’t you love how versatile the Young Living products are? When Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak was first released, I was assessing how busy my week already is, and thought, “I buy organic and clean produce. I can’t see that I need this.”

Boy, I was sooooo wrong! I started reading the WOW experiences that others were having with the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, and decided to give it a go. It is hands-down one of the best products Young Living has ever made. If you’ve not tried it – beware!!! You are going to absolutely LOVE it.

I’m stunned by how much dirt, dust and “gunk” there is on my organic produce. The produce looks so much brighter and fresher after a soak…and make sure you do the broccoli test!

Check out this amazing product, and the many and varied uses we have for it! And read the science about the magical ingredients in this product that make it so much more effective than using water alone, or even bicarb and vinegar.

How to use Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak

This all-natural, plant-based, 100% biodegradable, Planet-friendly product is designed to cleanse your fresh produce of chemical residues, dirt and sprays before you eat it. It’s super effective on your produce, and cost-effective too…and it improves the shelf-life of your produce, so you win both ways!

After soaking in Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, I find that lettuce and fresh herbs last 10 to 14 days in my fridge (I air dry them after I’ve soaked them, then pack them between layers of paper towel in an airtight container), and other fruit & veggies last at least 3 weeks in my fridge. Again, I air dry them first.

You never know who’s been handling your fruit and veggies before you bought it…. so the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak also gives you the ultimate peace of mind knowing you are eating “clean” food.

  • The next best thing to buying organic produce 
  • Use 5ml* (1 tsp) in 2.5 litres of water 
  • 95 washes in a bottle (= 35c a wash at wholesale pricing) 
  • Removes chemical residues, sprays & dirt from both organic & non-organic produce 
  • Improves the look and taste of your produce

(Above photo courtesy of Becky F.)

Remember – this is a super concentrate, so you don’t need much! You just need 1 teaspoon in 2.5 litres of water. I just get a salad bowl, fill it with luke warm water, and pop in a teaspoon of the Fruit & Veggie Soak.

Soak your fresh produce in this bowl for 2 minutes, then rinse it off in clean water. By doing this, I have 
never had any after taste on my produce….it just tastes fresh and clean, and I have the peace of mind knowing it’s been purified.

Special Tip: If you add the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak in at the beginning (before you fill the bowl with water), it will froth up. I prefer to add it in at the end. It will still purify, but I won’t have to wade through beautiful froth to retrieve my fruit and veggies. But then again…you might love froth more than me, lol.


The Broccoli Test – simply WOW!!!

You absolutely have to do this!!! I took this photo a week ago, so I would have a fresh photo for this bulletin for you.

I bought a beautiful organic broccoli from the organic farmers’ markets. I soaked half of it in Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak for 2 minutes, then flipped it over, and soaked the other half in filtered water for 2 minutes. Then I sat it on the bench, and took this pic of it. Check out the difference between the two sides!!!

The left side with the deep, beautiful green colours has been soaked in the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak. It really shows you how well this product strips the chemical and other residues off your food.


Why does water soak into the Broccoli after the test?

If you do this test yourself, you will see how water bounces off the broccoli that has been soaked in plain water or a mix of bicarb of soda (baking soda) and vinegar, whereas water penetrates the broccoli that’s been soaked in the Thieves Fruit and Veggie soak. Are you curious as to why that is?

The Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak is formulated with four simple natural plant-based ingredients (Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate), and 3 therapeutic-grade essential oil blends (Thieves, Purification, and DiGize).
Decyl Glucoside (non-GMO and plant-derived) is a mild non-ionic SURFACTANT that lowers the surface tension of the water to help remove dirt and oils.
Vegetable Glycerin is also a SURFACTANT. This is an emulsifier that improves the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak’s ability to wash away dirt, pesticides, and other contaminants from conventional and organically grown produce.
SURFACTANTS have both hydrophilic (water-binding), and hydrophobic (water-repelling) properties. The hydrophilic action attaches the surfactant to the water (which is why the water starts to run through the broccoli after it’s been soaked, rather than being repelled and running off). The hydrophobic action of the surfactants attracts dirt and grease to it, so these impurities can then be washed it away.

SURFACTANTS play a significant role in removing dirt and waxes, and are far superior to just soaking your produce in water or a vinegar and bicarb solution. That’s why you’ll really notice the difference in your food after you’ve soaked it in the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak.


You’ll absolutely love it!!! Check out these comments….

Trish B. writes: I’ve already paid for this product with one shop! Organic markets are so expensive and not always a great selection. I’m so impressed with the flavour of produce after using the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash I’m happy to go to the local fruit shop now. And I’m not experiencing the usual chemical sensitivities from eating non organic!

Belinda F. writes: Do the broccoli test you will amazed at how the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak cleans and improves the colour!! Just soak half of the broccoli in Thieves Fruit & Veggie soak for 2 minutes, then flip it over and soak the other half in plain water for 2 minutes, and see the difference. It’s simply wow!

Jeffrey G. writes: Boy, can you taste the difference after using the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak!!! The tangy, furry taste you get on your tongue after eating fresh grapes is from the sulphur dioxide preservative. It makes such a difference to the flavour.

Vicki M. writes: I go to the local produce markets every week, and even though my produce is certified organic, I still soak it in the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak to purify it before I eat it. That’s partly because I don’t know who’s been handling it before I’ve bought it. What amazes me is the filth in the water after I’ve soaked it – there is so much soil and other residue that sits on organic produce!!!

Sandy V. writes: It’s brilliant with lettuce! I just wash it in Thieves Fruit & Veggie soak, then sun dry for 20 minutes and pop it into a rectangle lunch box. The lettuce lasts a week with no discolouration! I also add Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak in some water with bunches of carrots. It’s amazing how long they stay fresh! I love to use them as a table decoration.

Jane P. writes: After my toddler has played on the floor with the baby’s toys, I soak them in Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak. It’s so nice to know they will be clean and chemical free for her to chew on again!

Tanja J. writes: After I’ve soaked all my fruit and veggies in the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, I recycle the water onto my pot plants, and they love it!

Nat G. writes: It’s an amazing product! Strawberries are so bright after being washed with Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak.


But wait! It has so many other uses! Here are just a few…


Cut through the grease…

Add a splash of Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak to a sink of dishes (along with Thieves Dish Soap) and it cuts through the grease!
– Gemma C.



Stain Remover

This is my granddaughter’s cardigan. The black grease came from the wheel arch of a car. I poured Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak on it, then popped it into a bucket of warm water and Thieves Laundry Soap to soak overnight. Then it went through a normal machine wash the next day. There is still a slight discolouration, but one more wash should fix it! Needless to say I’m loving this product! – Sally S.

It’s a great stain remover! We put a capful in every wash! – Carla R.

Anytime I have clothes with stains, I just soak them in 10ml of Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak before they go into the wash. – Chantel J.


Cleaning Baby Toys

I soak the baby toys in Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak. It’s so nice to know they’ll be clean and chemical-free for her to chew on again! – Jane P.




Keep cut flowers fresher for longer

Add a teaspoon to a vase of freshly cut flowers. It helps them stay fresh longer! – Sally S.My flowers are still going strong after two weeks – still bright and beautiful. – Julie S.



Preserve your table decorations!

Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash is awesome for preserving my table decoration (see pic on the left)…. and I’m sure bunny appreciates nature-fresh carrots that don’t have any chemical residues! – Sandra V.






Recycle, Re-use, Repurpose

I had a lightbulb moment when I finished washing my fresh produce with the Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak. Why not recycle the water for my plants (see pic on left)? A winning solution on so many levels!!! – Tanya J.

After washing my fruit and veggies with the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash, I pour the ‘dirty’ water into the watering can, then I also pour in the rinse water to the watering can and use both on my plants. – Marianne W.

After soaking the fruit and veggies, I love to put the used water into a spray bottle to use on the indoor plants!! Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose! – Emma I.

For your Animals…

I transfer it into a spray bottle and spray any areas that my pets have “marked”. It deters them from marking in the same spot! – Susan M.



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