Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had the time and energy to dust all the surfaces in their home on a daily basis? It would be pretty awesome. But, unfortunately, it’s not gonna happen. So the next best thing you can do is use a spray that will help prevent dust.
Everyone loves pledge right? There’s no doubt it works. Problem is- the ingredient list is kind of scary: Isoparaffin, Dimethicone, Octylphosphonic Acid, Nitrogen, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Polydimethylsiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance from SC Johnson Fragrance Palette, Proprietary Thickening Agent, Methylisothiazolinone. Are these really necessary ingredients for cleaning? I don’t think so. These ingredients range from mild skin irritants to possible carcinogens. Definitely something you want to avoid.
Well, what if we told you that you could make this at home, and it is just as effective, has no harmful ingredients, and less expensive? Pretty much a win-win situation. One batch only costs 42 cents to make.
All the ingredients serve a purpose, and are non-toxic:
- Vinegar:Great all purpose cleaner
- Olive Oil:Helps prevent dust for settling
- Lemongrass Essential Oil*:Anti-bacterial, repels insects, smells awesome
*Other great oil options include lemon, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, tea tree, and orange, among others. Anything that is anti-bacterial with a nice scent will work.
The recipe is ridiculously simple.
HOMEMADE DUSTING SPRAY
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 10-15 drops essential oil of your choice
- Mix all ingredients together in an empty spray bottle
- Shake before use. Simply spray directly onto the surface you are dusting or a cloth (microfiber works best) and wipe the dust off.
This homemade dusting spray is just – if not more – effective as the leading store-bought brands, but it contains no scary chemicals and costs a teeny-tiny fraction of what you pay for the regular stuff.
Seriously, this recipe works! Your furniture will be free of dust and your house won’t smell like a fake lemon!
Try making your own dusting spray and let us know how it goes!