This simple, homemade dusting spray is an inexpensive natural cleaner that can be used for wood furniture. It will only take you about five minutes to make and is a wonderful all-natural, non-toxic alternative to store-bought products.
Homemade Dusting Spray
I have to admit it – I never used to look forward to dusting. But, with this fragrant DIY, dusting these days doubles as an aromatherapy session too!
The four main ingredients in this DIY dusting spray are water, vinegar, olive oil, and essential oils. I have always been one to avoid using vinegar when it comes to making my own DIY cleaning products because I frankly dislike the smell.
What I discovered with this mixture though, is if you use citrus essential oils, they blend and mask the smell of the vinegar well so it is tolerable to clean with!
Vinegar is necessary to use in this homemade dusting spray because it helps break down grease and grime, making for easier all-natural cleaning. Plus, it is a good, all-purpose natural cleaner.
Related: Looking for another way to put your jug of vinegar to use? These homemade toilet bombs use vinegar to clean without a yucky smell too!
Rather than using a dimethicone film former that is found in commercial dusting spray products, we use olive oil to help prevent dust from settling onto your furniture, making this a great dust control spray as well.
Easy DIY Dusting Spray with Essential Oils
- white distilled vinegar
- olive oil
- lemon essential oil
- grapefruit essential oil
- lavender essential oil
- spray bottle (I found my 16oz spray bottle at the Dollar Tree)
This natural dusting spray recipe will supply you with enough to make one 16 oz spray bottle.
Which Essential Oil Brand is Best?
For the best results, you will want to choose a high-quality essential oil brand that is 100% pure and offers third-party testing for quality control. Read this post for more info on how to choose essential oils that work for you and your family (beyond the brand.)
How to Make this Natural Dusting Spray
It’s super easy to make your own!
Pour one cup of water into a glass measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar. Next, pour in two tablespoons of olive oil.
Next, add 5 drops each of lemon, grapefruit, and lavender essential oils. The citrus essential oils contain citric acid which is great for cleaning purposes. The addition of lavender is purely because I liked the addition of a flowery scent to this cleaning mixture.
You can also change it up to suit what you have on hand or what your scent preferences are. There are other great essential oils you could add to this such as tea tree, lemongrass, peppermint, cinnamon, orange, or lime.
Use the glass measuring cup first as that helps make it easy to pour the contents into the smaller opening of the spray bottle. You could also just add all of the ingredients to your spray bottle directly if your spray bottle has a larger opening than mine did!
Grab the Free Label
I created this label that I used packaging tape to secure to my spray bottle. You can get this label and print one out for yourself as well for your own DIY dusting spray bottle!
I added the reminder to shake well before and during use on the label since oil and water don’t mix.
How to Use this Spray
To get the olive oil and essential oils to come out of the spray, you will need to shake this during use so that all ingredients are distributed evenly.
I have a six shelf hutch in my dining room that I honestly have not dusted since I took down Christmas decorations mid-January. If you look at the top image, you can see where there are round spots where some candles normally sit.
I shook the bottle of dusting spray, spritzed it a few times on the shelf, and wiped off with a microfiber cloth. You can see the after picture of how well and easily it dusted the surface.
Be sure to test out this spray in a small, inconspicuous area BEFORE using all over your furniture so you can make sure it works well. Just like any cleaner (store-bought or homemade), different surfaces may react differently, and it’s best to do a test patch first.
This was my microfiber cloth after I finished dusting all of the shelves. Gross, huh?! But it’s proof that this stuff works!
The vinegar smell didn’t linger in my house all day long like I was nervous it would. Plus I was done dusting this shelf in 5 minutes. I really should dust more often than I do because it’s fast and easy and I’m always grossed out by the amount of dust sitting on my shelves that aren’t easily seen.
My next task is to use the spray and dust all of the baseboards in my house – a commonplace in my home that often gets neglected. It will be super easy to clean with this spray and a microfiber cloth.
If you’ve ever wondered “what can I use instead of Pledge?“, then this all-natural, non-toxic homemade dust cleaner spray with essential oils is your answer. This is a safe cleaner that is quite inexpensive to make, especially when you spend upwards of $5.00 per can of commercial dusting sprays you find in stores.
This is super easy to make, does not contain harmful chemicals, and it works! Go grab a spray bottle and make some up for yourself today!
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How to Make a Simple, Natural Dusting Spray
Dust and shine your furniture all-naturally with this easy DIY dusting spray using common household ingredients, including vinegar and lemon essential oils.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- spray bottle (I found my 16oz spray bottle at the Dollar Tree)
Pour one cup of water into a glass measuring cup. Then add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar. Then pour in two tablespoons of olive oil. Then add 5 drops each of lemon, grapefruit, and lavender essential oils. Shake well and spray on the surface that needs dusting. Wipe off the surface with a microfiber cloth.
Be sure to test out this spray in a small, inconspicuous area BEFORE using all over your furniture so you can make sure it works well. Just like any cleaner (store bought or homemade), different surfaces may react differently and it’s best to do a test patch first.
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