There really is nothing more unsightly than a layer of dust over surfaces like mantle pieces, furniture, picture frames and lamps. But when you’ve got two kids running around the house like I have, dusting can take a back seat to other more pressing cleaning chores like wiping down benches and cleaning the bathroom. But in reality we should be dusting regularly because of those pesky dust mites that live off dead skin flakes that float around in dust. So the more food you leave lying around for them, the more dust mites there will be due to reproduction.
- 1 Tbsp natural dish soap
- 15 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 cups of water
- Pour all of the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake!
There are two ways to use this recipe, either spray directly onto the surface than wipe away with a cloth, or spray onto the cloth then wipe down the surface. Whatever you do, don’t stir up dust into the air otherwise you’re likely to breath it all in. Instead, wipe off dust with your cloth and natural dusting spray in long strokes from higher surfaces first, then moving down to lower surfaces. That way if any dust falls of, you can get a second go at it.
Not only does dusting keep surfaces clean, it can also prevent scratching and damage to brittle and delicate surfaces. But the most important reason for dusting is preventing the onset of allergies, or for those who already have them, the inflammation of allergies. Many people experience breathing problems in dusty homes, and children are especially susceptible to complications from excessive dust. So keep your children and visitors safe by dusting regularly with our homemade dusting spray.