Saturday, October 29, 2022

Just in time for fall cleaning -- a homemade dusting spray that I love


Now, I don't necessarily do what I would label Fall Cleaning.  I try to follow the Flylady system and it really does work well if I stick with it.  A huge bonus of this system is that you can just jump in again, right where you are, if you get off track.  One way or another, whatever system you follow, we all need to clean, and many of us now try to use more natural cleaning supplies for many of the tasks.

Back in March I wrote an entire post about handy homemade helpers.  Up to that point I had never found a homemade dusting spray that I liked.   Now, I am happy to report, I have!  I researched DIY dusting sprays and eventually landed on this one, at One Good Thing by Jillee.  

Well, I am sold on this formula!  All it takes is water, vinegar, olive oil, and a few drops of lemon or orange essential oil.  You have to shake the bottle before spraying, which makes perfect sense, because after all water and oil don't stay mixed.  

This works better than any dusting spray I have ever used!  It's super effective, cleaning surfaces as well as dusting them.  And surfaces seem to retain their shine longer between dustings.   Jillee explains how it all works in her post, so you will want to head over and snag the formula for the DIY Dusting Spray.  I have even taken a bottle of this homemade spray along for times when my cleaning tasks at my volunteer job have involved dusting.  Now that I've discovered this super formula, it's the only dusting spray I will use. 


  1. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am saving this info, and will also share it at our family store, Dixie Cottage, where we have a lot of furniture to dust and clean! Great idea, and we prefer to use natural products!

  2. Whether I like the "all-natural" products or not depends entirely on their scent. So no vinegar for me. I use a combination of lemon and coconut oil for cleaning and dusting; otherwise, it's a simple FlyLady duster where I bless the outdoors after. Jillee has had many great hacks through the years, but so much advertising that it is a challenge to visit. One must pick and choose wisely.


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