Spring cleaning is upon my household. It’s time to scrub the cabinets, mop the floors, wash the windows, rearrange furniture, and do a deep dusting of every surface in the house.
I prefer to utilize natural, non-toxic cleaners in my home so I can have peace of mind about the chemicals I’m exposing my family to.
I use my DIY Natural All Purpose House Cleaner on almost every surface in the house and this DIY All Natural Linen Spray for freshening up bedding, couches, pillows, and blankets. I’ve recently added an all-natural dusting spray to my cleaning cabinet.
I enjoy this dusting spray for a few reason:
- It picks up stubborn dust particles and cuts through grime.
- Leaves the room smelling so good.
- It is so easy to make.
- Made with basic ingredients.
- No sticky residue.
- Gentle on furniture.
Why I Use Natural Cleaners in My Home
- Peace of mind. I want to know exactly what the ingredients are that I use in my home. This cleaner consists of basic items that are safe for every member of the family. Say good-bye to those long lists of ingredients that no one knows how to pronounce (much less know what they are).
- Toxicity. Conventional products contain some extremely harsh chemicals. The kinds that you don’t want your children messing with. If our children shouldn’t touch them…why is it “OK” to spray them all over the surfaces of the home?
- Cost. This cleaner costs so much less to make than purchasing a cleaner from the grocery store.
How to Make This DIY Non-Toxic Dusting Spray
What You Need
- 16 oz glass spray bottle
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 25 drops of essential oil (I like to use lemon or orange, but you can find more combinations below)
- Combine the vinegar, olive oil, and essential oils into the glass spray bottle. Use the funnel to avoid spills!
- Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
- Put the lid on the bottle and shake to mix everything together.
The Function of Each Ingredient
Glass Spray Bottle:
Essential oils are strong enough to eat away at plastic, so a glass bottle is a better option for storing this dusting spray.
Vinegar is quite acidic. This makes it tough on residue. White vinegar is the best option for cleaning since it is the more acidic than other vinegars.
Olive oil aids in picking up dust onto the cloth. You can also use fractionated coconut oil, or almond oil instead of olive oil.
There are a few functions of essential oils in cleaners: fragrance, antibacterial, and cleansing properties.
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer to use orange or lemon for my dusting spray, but you are not limited to these! Other options are listed below.
Just add 20-25 total drops of essential oils to your cleaner.
Water acts as a diluent in natural cleaners.
How to Use This Dusting Spray
I recommend shaking the dusting solution before each use because the oils will naturally separate from the vinegar and water over time.
Spray the dusting solution directly on the surface you want to dust or onto a cloth. Wipe clean. The surface should be left with a refreshing scent and shine!
Other Essential Oil Combinations
- Orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Citrus scents are very uplifting and energizing! I like to use this combination when I need a boost of motivation during the day.
- Eucalyptus, cedarwood, and lemon. These scents are great for deodorizing!
- Tea tree, lemon, and lime. Such a fresh smelling combo!
- Lavender and orange. I know these two sound like opposites, but they work together to create a calming smell.
- Peppermint, orange, and lemon. Another energizing combination.
If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!