Homemade Furniture Dusting Spray
It's been almost two years since I started making my own household cleaners.
I expected that making my own cleaners would save me money, but what I didn't expect was how much I would grow to love them. My experience has been that the homemade cleaners do a better job than the store bought cleaners, leaving surfaces with a smooth clean feeling and without any of the overbearing chemical smells. I'm a total convert to the homemade stuff and I highly doubt I will ever go back to my old ways of cleaning.
One of my favorite discoveries has been this money saving homemade furniture dusting spray that I now use in place of cleaners like Pledge. What I like best about this mixture is that it's easy to spray into the nooks and crannies of furniture like bedroom dressers. My bedroom furniture looks cleaner than it has in years! It does a great job of actually cleaning the dust away instead of just moving it around on the surface.
If you'd like to save some money and get started with homemade cleaners, this is an easy recipe to stir together that gives excellent cleaning results.
Here's how to make a batch: HOMEMADE FURNITURE DUSTING SPRAY
1-3/4 cups water
1/4 cup vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil
You will also need:
16 oz spray bottle (or larger)
Funnel (not absolutely necessary but very helpful)
Pour the ingredients into your spray bottle in the order listed, using a funnel if possible. Put the top on the spray bottle and then shake well to mix the ingredients. To use, spray on furniture with hard surfaces that you wish to dust and wipe off with a soft cloth.
A light olive oil is ideal for this recipe, but any olive oil will work. The oil helps to nourish the furniture and give it a little shine too. Because this is an oil and water mixture, you will find you need to shake it often while dusting to keep it mixed.You can also use a different fragrance of essential oil to your preference rather than lemon or you can skip that ingredient completely. The essential oil is there for fragrance and adds a nice touch, but if you are looking to make this mixture as cheaply as possible, you can leave the essential oil out. You could also try infusing your vinegar with scent from fruit peelings for a frugal alternative to an essential oil.
Remember to label your bottles of homemade cleaners too so you can easily identify them. To make life even easier, include the ingredients and measurements on your label so you can quickly whip up a new batch of cleaner when it's time to refill.
|You can find more money saving ideas and homemade cleaning recipes at Bev's blog, The Make Your Own Zone, a blog dedicated to finding fun and frugal homemade alternatives to store bought items.|