This DIY Dusting Spray not only removes and repels dust, but it leaves behind a refreshing citrus scent – all thanks to natural ingredients. It’s simple but inexpensive to make, saving you time and money.
DIY Dusting Spray vs. Store Bought
While it’s important to control the allergens in your home, the traditional dusting sprays could be causing more harm than good. Store-bought dusting sprays contain silicones and dimethicone film former to prevent dust from settling on the surface of your furniture.
While this seems useful as it’s preventing more work, it is actually harmful to the air you breathe as well as creating a build-up of product on your furniture over time. With this DIY dusting spray, the toxic silicones are replaced with olive oil as not only does it help to moisturize your furniture naturally, it repels dust without a residue.
One of the most annoying things about dust is that it attracts more debris, dirt, and grime then before you know it, it’s time to dust again. That is why one of the best things about this DIY dusting spray is that it will reduce your cleaning time as not only does it remove current dust and debris, but repels future dust from settling too.
About The Ingredients
- White vinegar – White vinegar is an amazing natural cleaning hack as it helps to naturally clean surfaces and removes grease, grime, and dirt buildup. It’s ideal in a dusting spray because vinegar not only disinfects but is believed to repel dust as well as kill dust mites. However, there are items in the home you should never clean with vinegar and this includes waxed furniture because the acidity of vinegar can strip the wax.
- Olive oil Not only does olive oil help to repel dust so it’s less likely to sit on the surface, but it also helps to polish furniture. If you prefer not to use olive oil or don’t have any to hand you can also use fractionated coconut oil as it too offers moisturizing properties.
- Distilled water – Water helps to dilute the dusting spray, making it easier to use. Distilled water is ideal as it will help the solution last longer. You can substitute with boiled and cooled filtered tap water if you do not have distilled water.
- Lemon essential oil As one of the best essential oils for cleaning, lemon is a natural degreaser. It helps to easily wipe up sticky residue, grease build-up, dirt and grime. It also gives this dusting spray a natural citrus scent that smells like the store-bought dusting spray without the chemicals.
- Thieves Dish Soap is a natural dish soap made with grease-cutting ingredients and Jade Lemon, Bergamot, and Thieves blend essential oils. It’s a powerful cleanser made with coconut-based cleansing agents, yet made without sulfates, dyes, phosphates, and synthetic perfumes found in many store-bought dish soaps.
How to Make DIY Dusting Spray Step by Step
- Add all ingredients to the spray bottle.
2. Shake well to ensure the solution is incorporated.
3. Use as part of your usual cleaning routine.
How to Use DIY Dusting Spray
- Spray the area and use a microfiber cloth to wipe up the dust. The olive oil also helps to repel dust from building up.
- If there’s extra dust build-up, add 1-2 drops Lemon essential oil directly to the spot and spray again.
Where Can I use This DIY Dusting Spray?
Alongside the obvious places in your home, there are a few dusty spots where this spray will work wonders. These include:
- Blinds – Nothing ruins a sunny day quite like the sunshine illuminating your dusty blinds. Use this DIY dusting spray to remove and repel dust.
- Baseboards – Not only are baseboards often forgotten about, but they are magnets for dust.
- Wooden furniture – While I love my DIY furniture polish,thanks to the olive oil this DIY dusting spray also helps to recondition and shine wood as it cleans.
- Sticky Fingerprints – Whether it’s handprints on your coffee table or fingerprints on your bookshelves, those little hands leave big marks. Thanks to the degreasing properties of lemon essential oil and vinegar, this DIY dusting spray will also help eliminate pesky fingerprints as you dust.
What Kind of Cloth Is Best For Dusting?
Believe it or not, some clothes actually leave behind fibers which is adding to your workload. I recommend a microfiber cloth as any dirt, dust, and debris clings to the cloth. If you prefer to avoid plastics you could also use a genuine chamois cloth instead.
- Shake well before each use as the vinegar and oil may separate
- There are no preservatives in this cleaning solution and it does contain water, so I wouldn’t recommend making a huge batch as there is always a potential for bacterial growth.
- Whether homemade or store-bought, different surfaces will react differently so test in an unseen spot first.
- While lemon is one of the best essential oils due to citric acid, you could also add tea tree, lemongrass, peppermint, cinnamon, orange, or lime.
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DIY Dusting Spray
- 10 oz Spray Bottle
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp Thieves Dish Soap
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 10 drops Lemon essential oil
- Add all ingredients to the spray bottle.
- Shake well to ensure the solution is incorporated.
- Use as part of your usual cleaning routine.
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