Dusting Spray

3 Materials
$1
5 Minutes
Easy

I don't like using chemical cleaners in my home, so I make most of my cleaners. This saves money and keeps my home chemical free. I tested a few dusting sprays, and this was my favorite.
dusting spray
I tried dusting sprays with vinegar and lemon juice. The vinegar one worked okay, but I didn't care for the lemon juice version.

Instead, I used a recipe with castile soap, oil, and lemon essential oil.
dusting spray
Fill a spray bottle with a cup of distilled water. Then use a funnel to add 2 teaspoons castile soap and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

The castile soap in the recipe gently cleans. It's safe to use on most surfaces, including wood. The oil moisturizes, makes wood shine, and protects wood.
dusting spray
I also used lemon essential oil for my homemade dusting spray. It's a natural degreaser, and it smells wonderful. You can use other essential oils too. I give a few options and their benefits in my original blog post.
dusting spray
The oil and water do separate as the bottle sits, so give it a good shake just before you use it.

Then spray the dusting spray on a microfiber cloth. Use to dust wood, glass, and just about any other surface. I use it all over my house except for my computer screens and TVs.


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2 questions
  • Julie Little
    on Jul 1, 2018

    Is there a spray that repels dust

  • Donnarae Box
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I have my Mom's early American maple hutch. She was always so care with her furniture, keeping things--and people--off of it so as not to allow it to get scratched. With this last mixture be safe for her hutch and not leave white marks on it?

    • Cari Dunn
      on Jul 2, 2018

      I've used it on my wood furniture and cabinets with no issues. I can't guarantee that you won't have a problem though. If you do try it, use it on the back of the bottom of the side where it won't be seen.

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