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If you’re the proud owner of wood furniture or have woodwork in your home, you know the importance of a good dusting spray! My DIY Dusting Spray with essential oils will keep your furniture looking beautiful for years to come! With just two ingredients, you can detox your cleaning routine.

Wood tends to attract dust particles, which are very visible, especially against dark surfaces. Conventional dusting sprays leave furniture with a greasy shine and fill the air with toxins.

Why Avoid Conventional Dusting Sprays?

With all the options on the market, why take the time to make your own cleaner? There are quite a few options out there that don’t contain toxins, but they can put a dent in your budget! In just a few minutes, you can have an all-natural dusting spray that gets the job done and smells terrific.

Speaking of scents, I’m sure that you associate dusting spray with a lemon-fresh scent. Unfortunately, like so many other fragrances, this scent is anything but clean. Artificial fragrances are an area that lacks oversight due to legal loopholes created by the FDA. (1) In protecting companies from “copy-cats,” the industry has put many people at risk by not giving them the information they need to protect their health.

When you look at the label of a cleaner, you’ll likely see the word “fragrance.” While you’d think that ingredient would mean one element, it encompasses over 4000 different components, many of them known carcinogens. Most people find that at least one fragrance element makes them react badly. These reactions manifest as skin irritation, migraines, and even neurological disorders. (2)

Everyone loves to come home to a clean smelling haven, so we incorporate essential oils into our daily life. If you come into our home, you’ll find EOs everywhere. We use them in diffusers, our body care products, as perfume, and you guessed it, in our cleaning recipes. If you’ve never used essential oils to clean before, you’re in for a treat! Instead of fake scents, you get the real deal. Nothing can compare.

How I Clean Woodwork & Wood Furniture

Woodwork and wood furniture can have a lot of crevices, making them difficult to clean. Over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks that make cleaning a breeze! Many of these tips were passed down to me, and it’s my honor to share them with you.

  • If wooden surfaces are too dusty, you end up transporting dust from one place to another. It helps to use a vacuum attachment with a brush to remove excess dust and debris. If your brush attachment is large, you can use a soft toothbrush to dislodge the dust gently.
  • Always make sure your wood furniture is free of sticky residue and dirt before using a dusting spray. You can accidentally seal dirt into the furniture during the polishing process.
  • If your wood has scratches, you can use a little beeswax to fill in damaged areas. This works best for light scratches, not deep dents. Lightly rub a beeswax bar over the scratch and watch it disappear.
  • If your furniture has water damage, you can add a couple of teaspoons of white vinegar to your carrier oil. This mixture helps neutralize the area and remove pesky white rings. It may take a few applications to see a difference.
  • To keep wood tables looking great, always use coasters! Regular cleaning can also help the furniture look its best and last for years.

Non-Toxic Dusting Spray Ingredients

This spray uses just two simple ingredients: Carrier oil and essential oils. The end result is gorgeous, glowing wood.

Carrier Oil: An excellent essential oil dusting spray deeply moisturizes wood to keep it looking its best. Natural carrier oils like fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil are suitable for wood surfaces. Still, my favorite is fractionated coconut oil because it truly soaks in and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. It’s also thinner than some others, so it escapes your sprayer in a fine, even mist.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil: This essential oil has a sweet scent, which perfectly complements the other EOs in this recipe. Lemon myrtle is an excellent addition to cleaning products because it has anti-microbial properties. (3)

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil: This EO is an instant air freshener! It has anti-fungal properties that can fight off diseases that can affect wood. I love adding this oil to cleaning products to help ward off Georgia bugs! (4)

Tangerine Essential Oil: Tangerine essential oil is very purifying. This oil can help brighten wood and give it a lovely shine! We love using any oils from the orange family as they’re instant mood-boosters.

Homemade Dusting Spray With Essential Oils

This DIY dusting spray comes together in minutes. Besides ingredients, the only thing you need is a spray bottle with a fine mister attachment.

DIY Dusting Spray for Wood Surfaces With Essential Oils
  • 4 ounces carrier oil
  • 5 drops lemon myrtle essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops tangerine essential oil
  • Supplies:
  • Glass bottlewith a fine mister attachment
  1. Place the carrier oil and essential oils in a 4-ounce glass spray bottle with a mister attachment.
  2. To use, spray liberally on all your wood surfaces. Wipe off with a soft, clean cloth.
No matter what allergies you may have, there’s a carrier oil that’s right for you. You can use any or a combination of these: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut,Grapeseed, Jojoba,Sweet Almond.

Step One: Combine Ingredients

Combine your carrier oil of choice and essential oils in a 4-ounce spray bottle with a fine mister attachment. Your bottle should be amber glass or darker colored to keep the essential oils potent.

Plastic bottles are not recommended for this recipe as EOs can cause them to break down.

Step Two: Clean Your Wood Surface

To use, spray the DIY dusting spray liberally on all your wood surfaces. Wipe off with a soft, clean cloth. Microfiber cloths work great for this chore!



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