When I was working full time away from home, most of my cleaning and general household chores were taken care of in the evening. However, I started to notice a trend on nights when I took care of the dusting: I couldn’t fall asleep. My heart would race, my nose was dry and my mind would not settle. After a little bit of consideration, I realized that the problem was the popular dusting spray I was using. I believe the unknown chemicals and the compressed air inside the spray can was quietly poisoning me. While people who clean during the day might not realize these side effects, I couldn’t ignore them!
So, I set out to find a better dusting product. I tried using the Pledge wipes, but they left an icky, greasy residue on my hands and on the furniture. And, even worse, throwing all those disposable wipes into the trash was giving me a panic attack. The multi-surface sprays were not very effective either. So, it was time to create my own solution! After just a few trial-and-errors, I believe I found the perfect recipe. My 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, my recipe works! Your furniture will be free of dust and your house won’t smell like a fake lemon!
Homemade Dusting Spray
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups water
Pour all three ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Shake well and spritz on furniture. Wipe with an old cotton t-shirt. Done!
If you feel like you’re missing out on a lemony scent, you can chop a lemon and drop it into a small saucepan of simmering water. Feel free to also toss in a few springs of rosemary and your home will smell naturally fresh!
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