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Homemade dusting spray is a safe, effective, and natural alternative to store-bought products. Homemade dusting spray is an easy and affordable recipe.
Dusting SprayI don’t dust.

Let’s just go ahead and put that out there now. No need to hide or pretend what is going on here.

It’s true. The number of times I dust each year, aligns with the number of fingers on my left hand. Or my right I guess. I mean, I have the same number of fingers on each hand.

Anyway, I don’t dust. At least not often. That is my husband’s job and he also doesn’t do that too frequently. In addition to dusting, the one other chore in the house that is his is refilling the hand soap containers in our bathrooms. It goes back to when he was working two jobs while trying to become a firefighter. He was gone for 36-48 hours at a time. I worked full-time, was solely responsible for our kiddo 66% of the time, did all the yard maintenance, cooking, and cleaning. It was a lot for one person, so somehow along the way, we agreed that Troy would refill the soap containers when he was home. Still to this day, I will let those containers go bone dry before I refill them. I will wet my hands, grab the bar of soap from the shower, suds up, put it back, and rinse before I will refill the damn hand soap.

But now that he is around more, dusting is his thing too. I don’t know why it isn’t mine. I love things clean and tidy, but somehow my brain just doesn’t register dust. It’s a flaw in the matrix I guess. His dusting routine is the same every time. Troy grabs a cleaning rag, wets it, and then starts dusting. And then I yell “what are you doing, you can’t just dust with water”, and he says “we don’t have any dusting spray”. And then I hand him this bottle. Every time. It’s like cleaning version of Groundhogs Day.

Why should you make homemade dusting spray? I think the question is actually why not. This dusting spray is safe, effective, and super affordable. You probably have everything or almost everything on hand right now. Making it takes much less time than going to the store to buy a bottle of dusting spray. I assume we probably can all find 30 seconds in a day to mix a few things together.

I happen to know making it takes much less time than refilling hand soap containers. 😉

Helpful Homemade Dusting Spray Supply List

  • Glass spray bottle
    • Or any leftover bottle you have hanging around. Just make sure it is clean and whatever was in that bottle previously won’t affect your wood.
    • A reader on Instagram even found out that a spray nozzle will fit on a glass Pellegrino bottle!
  • Essential Oil – lemon or grapefruit will give you that classic dusting spray scent.
Dusting Spray
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Homemade Dusting Spray
Prep Time
3 mins
 

Homemade dusting spray is a safe, effective, and natural alternative to store-bought products. Homemade dusting spray is an easy and affordable recipe.

Course: DIY
Author: Sarah - Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup oil olive or walnut
  • 5-15 drops essential oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in an empty clean bottle and shake to combine.

  2. Spray a test section of your furniture and buff with a clean dry cloth. Once you've tested the product, spray and clean away!

Recipe Notes

Essential oils are not mandatory but will give the spray a pleasant scent.

Do you have a dry piece of wooden furniture that is thirsty and needs a heavier-duty dusting treatment? Put a dab of pure olive or walnut oil on a clean dry cloth, and buff it into the wood. Repeat weekly until the furniture looks improved and renewed.

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Homemade dusting spray is a safe, effective, and natural alternative to store-bought products. Homemade dusting spray is an easy and affordable recipe.
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