Vermont Soap, the certified organic soap manufacturer, is pleased to inform health conscious consumers that its 100% natural, certified organic fruit and veggie wash not only makes the food they consumer safer, but taste better too. Produce Magic is an eco-friendly alternative for avoiding contaminated produce and food-borne illnesses.
A recent study conducted by the Chicago Tribune and the USDA found significant pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. Perhaps one third of produce in America contains a lot of residual pesticides. Although buying organic does reduce exposure to harmful chemicals and pesticides found in conventionally farmed produce, it does not guarantee contaminant-free fruits and vegetables due to drift from conventional farms, contaminated soil and other factors.
"Rinsing fruits and vegetables with water will remove loose dirt and soil, but not the harmful residues often found on produce," says Larry Plesent, Vermont Soap's Founder. "Pesticides used in growing produce are designed to be waterproof in order to remain effective after it rains. To successfully remove chemicals you need to use a surfactant to break them down. Produce Magic uses a natural, organic soap based surfactant to effectively remove residues," adds Plesent.
Unlike other produce washes on the market today that are made from detergent bases, Produce Magic is 100% natural and certified organic. It is made from renewable and organic vegetable and botanical sources including saponified organic oils of coconut, olive and jojoba and a natural citrus essential oil blend with organic orange oil, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract.
"Detergent residues on dishes have already been linked to specific health problems, but soap products have been safely used by humans for thousands of years." says Plesent. "Why use questionable chemicals to clean off other questionable chemicals?"
Produce Magic is also extraordinarily mild and hypoallergenic. This environment-friendly fruit and vegetable wash is biodegradable and free of artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives, animal products or gluten. Vermont Soap does not test on animals.
Produce Magic can be used a number of ways. It can be sprayed and rinsed or applied directly to foods or a brush for a scrub and rinse. For root crops and larger volumes, Vermont Soap suggests adding just enough Produce Magic to a container of water to work up a hint of foam. The actual percentage will vary with temperature and hardness of the water source.
Vermont Soap Produce Magic is sold in a convenient 16 ounce spray bottle for a suggested retail price of $7.98. It is also available in economical one gallon and five gallon jugs for a suggested retail price of $39.98 and $125.00.
Vermont Soap products can be purchased throughout the country (and beyond) at health food, gourmet and specialty stores and online at www.vermontsoap.com or by calling toll-free at 1-866-SOAP4U2. For more information on this new product and to learn more about why natural soap products are good for your skin and the environment, visit www.vermontsoap.com.
The company also offers a complete line of certified organic bar and liquid soaps, shower gels and nontoxic cleaners and shea butter products. The Vermont Soapworks manufacturing plant is certified as a USDA organic processing facility.
Larry Plesent started Vermont Soapworks in 1992 after experiencing severe skin problems from the cleaning chemicals used by his window washing company. He began researching healthy alternatives for himself and the many people like him that are sensitive to detergents and other synthetic ingredients. Vermont Soapworks has grown from a two-person operation in 1992 to the largest manufacturer of handmade organic bar soap in North America, selling products in thousands of stores nationwide. Vermont Soapworks also operates a Discount Factory Outlet Store that features an Antique Soap Museum, factory tours and demonstrations.
For more information, visit www.vermontsoap.com or call 1-866-SOAP-4U2.