it is everywhere and seems to multiply. It has a means of accumulating on books, furniture, and in small hidden places. Dusting furniture is among those time-consuming chores.
I can not stand, so I decided long ago to use natural homemade cleansers such as this wood furniture cleaner and polish instead of chemical-laden traditional ones (so I could allow the children do it for me personally help).
I do purchase my cleaner more than I used to, but old habits die hard and because I have the ingredients available already (and it is much cheaper than buying it) I make this timber dusting spray recipe on a regular basis. Not to mention it is so much cheaper!
While it’s super helpful with an army of children helping around the home, they naturally also leave their own unique touches to make certain I understand they are around!
This dusting spray can’t just make a house fitter by handling the ever-present dust, (which is laden with toxins and mould and things we do not wish to breathe)
But since it contains oil and vinegar (the same as a salad?) Additionally, it cuts through dirt and leaves wood furniture with a few excess shine and protection.
Dust is not just unsightly, it is downright unhealthy. It’s a fact that dust comprises mostly shed human skin, but it is considerably more complicated and surprising than that (and not in a good way!) .
It may include everything from parasitic insects and animal fur to more upsetting elements like arsenic, lead, as well as DDT.
Studies reveal chronic exposure to dust can result in some hyper-stimulated immune system and the development of asthma, allergies, and accumulation of toxins, particularly in children genetically predisposed to issues in these regions.
How do things such as arsenic and DDT get into dust?
Dust is like a living history of the home, and there are lots of materials used in construction homes (especially now ) and around our houses (think automobiles, golf courses, and factories)
which contribute to household dust. Studies have demonstrated how traces of a particular compound can linger for many years in indoor environments.
Are you feeling the need to get up and dust yet? I am!
Yes, I am a huge fan of microfiber nevertheless and that I use only microfiber and water around the home for all sorts of jobs.
Microfiber fabrics work incredibly well but I really do find having a dusting spray appears to repel dust more and provide more glow.
The small children also love few things more than a spray bottle and a rag, and I’m more than delighted to allow them to spray/dust their own fingerprints and food crumbs to their heart’s content!
So, fear not, my cleansing materials are safe and still in use. These are the ones I am using now.
The Way to Earn a Natural Furniture Dusting Spray
In searching for a spray which wouldn’t just clean the surfaces of my furniture but also sanitize and nourish wood, I had only a few household ingredients:
Vinegar is one of the omnipresent organic cleaners which may be used for everything from hair care to laundry. Though vinegar isn’t my first choice of cleansers due to its odor, in this recipe it’s the best choice.
Vinegar easily cuts through the dirt and dirt onto any surface without having to scrub and contains disinfecting properties which gently deep clean without damaging the finish.
I did find a sneaky way around the odor with a leftover ingredient I have on hand — orange peels!
How to earn Infused Vinegar: Put the peel of one orange in a glass jar and cover with vinegar. The vinegar will create a great orange hue and smell less like vinegar and more like the citrus cleaner it is.
If you are not a lover of oranges, any citrus will operate –grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, or those sweet, small Cuties©!
I opted to use lemon and cedarwood essential oils due to their cleansing properties and their odor.
Cedarwood has a calming effect for me (remember, I do not like to dust!) , but more importantly has powerful antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial capabilities so it’s a excellent addition to any cleaner.
Oil adds a glow to the wood while nourishing and protecting it. Really any oil you select will work… just remember, if you would not cook with it do not use it on your furniture!
An easy, natural dusting spray acceptable for cleaning and nourishing wood.
1 cup water1/2 cup vinegar (orange-infused for additional cleaning power and odor!)
Pour vinegar and water to spray bottle.Add oil and essential oils.Cover bottle and shake well.
How to Use
Simply gently mist the furniture or a soft cloth and wipe down the whole piece. The dust and dirt will disappear and a gorgeous glow will be left behind. For even more glow, consider following up with cleaner using a little bit of coconut oil that is straight.
Since this recipe comprises oil, I do not use this spray stainless steel, granite, glass, or walls. I keep it from the dining room table and the children know to use it to the wood furniture for dusting chores.
An amber glass jar is suggested to keep the vital oils from damaging the jar. Not suggested for unfinished wood or fine antiques.
Four components and thirty minutes to mix it up is all it takes!
Natural Granite Cleaner — Contains an ingredient which may seem unusual for a streak-free glow on counters.
— No need for that glowing blue, highly scented material… vinegar + water cuts through grime and leaves glass series free.
For heavy duty cleaning (using somewhat germ-fighting help from the ideal essential oils).
Toilet Cleaner — Use undiluted white vinegar, pour around the surface of the toilet bowl, wash until wash.
When it comes to describing a dusting spray, the last thing most people today think about is the term two-ingredient.
In actuality, just trying to find out about the specific ingredients used in commercial dusting sprays has been shown to be a rather tough task. No, more like a hopeless task.
Thinking about the fact that I’ve only managed to learn about some of the revealed ingredients at the very popular dusting spray sold in shops, I feel it is safe to say that a two-ingredient dusting spray is quite a revolutionary idea.
Since when did dusting furniture get so complicated and poisonous?
I think it’s important to reevaluate the goal of dusting spray. After all, if we are going to spend our time making and employing a cleaner, it ought to be a essential solution, not just something marketers have led us to think we need.
Simply stated, a dusting spray is used to trap dust and other allergens, which makes it much easier to pick up the undesirable guests with a cloth or duster.
Oftentimes, commercial dusting sprays are utilised to shine and polish wood surfaces; nonetheless, I think wood just wants a light dusting versus heavy-duty polishing the majority of the time.
Every month or two, I use a homemade wood polish on the wood furniture.
With this purpose in mind, let us take a look at the 2 ingredients used to make my homemade dusting spray:
(According to Time Magazine,)
“Dust is composed of some combination of discard bits of skin, animal fur, decomposing insects, food debris, lint and natural fibers from clothing, bedding and other materials, tracked-in soil, soot, particulate matter from smoking and cooking, and, disturbingly, lead, arsenic as well as DDT.” Yuck! In the organic cleaning planet, castile soap is the super hero ingredient that fights against the multi-faceted villain called DUST.
Castile soap is a concentrated vegetable-based soap made from ingredients you can actually pronounce. This soap is gentle on skin and effective in the struggle against dirt, grease, dust, and undesirable bacteria.
Dr. Bronner’s is a very a favorite brand of castile soap. Castile soap may be used to clean just about anything and everything: your face, your own laundry, as well as your stinky dog!
Water: In my homemade dusting spray, good ol’ water assists in raising allergens and dust from surfaces.
When water is accompanied by castile soap and a microfiber fabric, the dynamic trio is an unstoppable force in the struggle against our villain, DUST.
Yes, my homemade dusting spray only requires two components, and a microfiber cloth (trust me, try the microfiber cloth!) , however, there are two other fixing choices worth mentioning
A moisturizing oil (if you are dusting wood surfaces) and lemon essential oil (for odor and valuable cleaning properties).
Among the chores I did regularly growing up was dusting. I really kind of enjoyed it because I enjoyed the scent of the Pledge spray I’d use, and it was nice to find things which were previously covered in a coating of dust, nice and shiny again.
Now with three small kids and a busy family, dusting is just one of the things that I’ve basically let go in favor of cleaning items which are a bit more necessary — like the bathroom and the kitchen counters.
It is not that I mind dusting, it is just that, to me, a nice layer of dust is in factn’t going to hurt anything. However, it does begin to become an eye-sore after a time.
To tell the truth, I usually use of my my my cleansers for”dusting”;
water and vinegar, homemade multipurpose cleaner, as well as the shower cleaner/stainer remover spray all work well for light cleaning and dusting of the surfaces around your house (do not spray any of these directly on electronic equipment, of course).
That is one of the things which I enjoy most about green and homemade cleaning, it simplisimplifiess so that you do not need to have a massive assortment of bottles in your cupboard for each different cleaning need.
Homemade Dusting Spray
Either spray on surface and wipe clean with a cloth, or spray it directly on the cloth and then wipe the surface down.
Shake before using to ensure that the mixture is combincombined Spray on a cloth and wipe the surface down, do not spray directly onto your furniture.
It seemed to clean out the dust off the best, and left a small glow behind, without being greasy or streaky. It smelled lovelylovelyery very similar to how I recall Pledge smelling. I did use Lemongrass & Clemintine Zest blossom dishsodish soap’m positive that added to the smell a bit also.
The next recipe was quite strange to me. It appeared thick, and did not spray very well. The combination of the olive oil and lemon juice was a really odd smell, not something I’d really need to use around my dwelling.
It was quite greasy/oily, of course, and left series marks behind on my coffee table. I felt like I needed to return through and re-clean with the initial recipe spray to eliminate the fatty streaks this recipe left.
Also, because the next recipe uses food components, it can go rancid. It needs to be kept in the refrigerator and used within a couple weeks, and I just don’t enjoy cleaning products which require that type of thought and energy.
I guess if you had a very wonderful excellent wood piece, this could be something to create and use sometimes as a homemade wood polish to keep it looking nice,
My mother has an old piano I bet this would work good on, the one I used to dust with Pledge, particularly spraying it on the fabric and using small circular motions, sort of like you are buffing the wood.
But it’s simply not good for everyday cleaning and dusting, in my estimation.
How often do you dust around your dwelling? Can you use a certain dusting spray, or merely a multipurpose cleaner?
DIY DUSTING SPRAY
I never would have believed that I could really enjoy cleaning, but thanks to amazing homemade cleaners such as this dusting spray, my magical shower cleaner, bathroom cleaning fizzies
(yes, they really fizz and do the hard job of cleaning the toilet bowl for you), and amazing streak-free window & mirror cleaner, today I look ahead to what was a chore.
This DIY dusting spray is simpler to make. It’s only 3 ingredients plus water. Pour into a jar and shake. What could be simpler than that?!
And better still, it is a natural, non-toxic cleaner that really works!
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However, it is not harsh. It is a gentle cleaner that does not damage the end of my furniture. In actuality, it actually enhances the finish on my furniture.
What is in this DIY dusting spray?
Only 3 ingredients + water
- Vinegar is a fantastic natural cleaner.
Fractionated coconut oilFCO pulls and picks up dust, helping to trap dirt and dust in your cleaning cloth.
Fractionated coconut oil is also ideal for conditioning and moisturizing your wooden furniture as it readily sinks into timber athe woodreates a protective barrier on the timber surface.
And contrary to other carrier oils, FCO goes bad, does not have a scent, and does not leave a sticky residue- which makes it the ideal carrier oil option with this dusting spray!
- Essential oil– Not only do essential oils smell good, but they’re powerha powerhouseal cleaners.
- Citrus essential oils (such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit) are excellent degreasers and cut through dirt, grime, and buildup on furniture.
- You can keep it simple and only use one essential oil (does whatever odor better than a space freshly cleaned using a homemade natural lemon dusting spray?!)
Distilled waterWater dilutes dusting spray also makes it much easier to clean with. Using distilled water helps the mix last longer, but you can substitute boiled and chilled filtered tap water instead in case you don’t have water that is bottled.
if you do not have distilled water, then you can substitute boiled and chilled filtered tap water.