Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Homemade Dusting Spray Recipe

Save money by making your own homemade dusting recipe.  This is an easy recipe that uses common ingredients, and it works really well.  This DIY dusting spray can be used in most places in your own, but avoid using it on fabrics.  I like it for my wood table because the oil makes my table shine.

How to Make Dusting Spray

We live in an old farmhouse, so I feel like I'm constantly battling dust.  We switched to natural cleaners about twenty years ago when our oldest was little.  

Natural cleaning products are more expensive than their counterparts, but this DIY dusting spray is very easy to make with ingredients that you can find in your grocery store.

For more DIY cleaning recipes, try these posts:

You can find more natural cleaning recipes in my Natural Cleaning Products ebook.  It has 12 printable recipes and labels so you can make your own cleaners.

What is Dusting Spray?

Dusting spray isn't just your average cleaner – it's a powerhouse solution designed to banish dust and grime while leaving surfaces gleaming. Let's explore the science behind dusting spray and see why this homemade dusting cleaner works just as well as commercial formulas.

DIY Dusting Spray Ingredients

To create the perfect homemade dusting cleaner, you'll need a handful of key ingredients. From vinegar to essential oils, each component plays a crucial role in enhancing cleaning power and fragrance. Let's break down the essentials and discover where to source them for your homemade concoction.


Vinegar may be humble, but it's a superstar in the world of DIY cleaning solutions. This kitchen staple is a must-have ingredient in your dusting spray arsenal. From its antimicrobial properties to its ability to cut through grease, vinegar is a game-changer.  

Vinegar helps loosen dirt so you can wipe it away.

Don't like the smell of vinegar? Try this DIY dusting spray made with liquid castile soap.

Carrier Oil

Add a carrier oil to your homemade dusting spray to prevent dust from settling on surfaces after you clean.  

The oil also helps thicken the dusting spray and makes wood surfaces shine.  

I used fractionated coconut oil for my homemade dusting cleaner.  It's a clear oil, it's inexpensive, and it's easy to find in most grocery store.  

You can also use olive oil if you prefer.  

Essential Oils for Dusting Spray

Essential oils aren't just for aromatherapy – they're potent agents that can elevate the effectiveness of your dusting spray.

Here are some good essential oils and blends for cleaning:

Plant Therapy has a cleaning set that includes several popular essential oils for cleaning.

How to Use Homemade Dusting Spray Recipe

Use your DIY dusting spray just like you use a commercial dusting spray.  This works well on most hard surfaces for removing dust and preventing dust from settling.

Keep in mind that oil and water don't mix, so you will have to shake it before using.

I recommend using a microfiber cloth for dusting for a streak free clean.

Do not use your homemade dusting spray on electronics, fabrics, mirrors or glass, marble countertops, or granite countertops.

Ingredients for DIY Dusting Spray

How to Make Homemade Dusting Spray

Step #1

Add the distilled vinegar to the spray bottle.

Step #2

Add the oil to the spray bottle.

Step #3

Add the essential oils followed by the cooled boiled water to the spray bottle.

Place the lid on the bottle and shake gently to combine.  Shake gently before each use.

How you know how to make homemade dusting spray!  

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Yield: 1 bottle
Author: Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
Estimated cost: $5

Homemade Dusting Spray Recipe

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
How to make a DIY dusting spray recipe with essential oils.


  • 1/2 cup distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 cups water (bring to a boil and let cool completely)
  • 60 drops essential oils (I used Clean and Fresh)


  • Measuring cups
  • Glass spray bottle


  1. Add the distilled vinegar to the spray bottle.
  2. Combine the fractionated coconut oil and essential oils. Then add to the vinegar in the spray bottle.
  3. Add the cooled boiled water to the spray bottle.
  4. Place the lid on the bottle and shake gently to combine. Shake gently before each use.


Do not use your homemade dusting spray on electronics, fabrics, mirrors or glass, marble countertops, or granite countertops.
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