Homemade dust spray helps in the fight against every home’s battle with dust. While there’s an array of commercial dust sprays available, opting for a homemade solution not only saves money but also allows you to control the ingredients, making it safe for your family and pets.
In this post, I will give you two options for making homemade dust spray. Both very effective, and also quick and easy to make!
Why Make Homemade Dust Spray?
Commercial dust sprays often contain chemicals and artificial fragrances that can trigger allergies or harm the environment. By making your own dust spray, you’ll have a safe and natural alternative that effectively tackles dust while minimizing your exposure to harmful substances. Even if you aren’t worried about chemicals, this spray is cheap to make and you likely have everything on hand.
Ingredients for Homemade Dust Spray with Vinegar:
- 1 3/4 cup Distilled Water: Used as a base, distilled water ensures purity and prevents potential mineral buildup on surfaces.
- 1/2 cup White Vinegar: Known for its disinfectant properties, vinegar helps break down dirt and dust while also acting as a natural deodorizer.
- 2 TBS Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil: These oils act as natural cleaners and conditioners, leaving surfaces shiny without causing any damage. They also seem to keep dust from settling on furniture longer.
- Dishsoap: 3-4 drops of dish soap will help it all to mix together (I make my own find recipe here)
- 10-15 drops Essential Oils (Optional): For a pleasant fragrance, consider adding essential oils such as lavender, lemon, or tea tree oil. These oils also possess antimicrobial properties.
Simple Homemade Dust Spray with Witch Hazel:
My family does not care for the smell of vinegar, so I had to try something different. Witch hazel is a fine substitute. I have tried this for a while and have found no problems with using Witch Hazel in a dust spray. Witch hazel has a more basic PH than vinegar.
- 1 3/4 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
- 3-4 drops of dish soap
- 10-15 drops of your preferred essential oil (optional)
- Mix the distilled water and white vinegar or Witch Hazel in a spray bottle.
- Add the olive oil or vegetable oil to the mixture.
- If desired, add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oil for fragrance and additional cleaning properties.
- Close the spray bottle and shake well to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Using Your Homemade Dust Spray:
- Shake the bottle gently before each use to ensure the ingredients are properly mixed.
- Spray the homemade dust spray onto the surface and use a clean microfiber cloth or a 100% cotton cloth. I make these dishcloths and use them for everything.
- Wipe the cloth over dusty surfaces, gently lifting and removing the dust.
- For electronics or sensitive surfaces, spray the solution onto the cloth first and then clean the area.
Tips for Using Homemade Dust Spray:
- Use a well-labeled bottle I really like these and these.
- Shake the bottle every time you spray, the oil tends to separate. I did find the dust spray made with Witch Hazel seems to stay mixed better than the one made with vinegar.
- Only mix the amount you need for one spray bottle.
Maintaining a clean home doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals or expensive products. Creating your homemade dust spray is simple, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. By utilizing natural ingredients, you’ll not only keep dust at bay but also contribute to a healthier living space for you and your loved ones.