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DIY Dusting Spray

All Natural DIY Wood Dusting Spray


I can’t remember the last time I bought dusting spray from the store, it’s so easy to make yourself. 


What is dusting spray?


Dusting spray is specifically used for trapping and removing dust from surfaces. A wood dusting spray often contains oils that help nourish and protect wood surfaces.


What can I use instead of dusting spray?


You don’t always need to use a dusting spray. Sometimes less is more.  I’m a minimalist cleaner, meaning I prefer using only a few simple products to do all the jobs around the house.  

My dusting spray alternative is simply a damp microfibre cloth. But for those jobs that need a little more than a damp cloth, this DIY dusting spray recipe is so easy to make yourself.

How To Make Homemade Wood Dusting Spray

What ingredients are in homemade wood dusting spray?


  • Water 


  • Castile Soap


  • Walnut or Olive Oil


  • Lemon Essential Oil (optional)


Water: I recommend using distilled water, which means it’s gone through a purification process. You can purchase distilled water at your local grocery store or alternatively, sanitize by boiling your own water, letting it cool before using.


Castile Soap: this is a non toxic, biodegradable soap made from vegetable oils such as olive oil, coconut, hemp, jojoba and others. You can purchase castile soap at your local health store or online.  26 Different Uses For Castile Soap.


Walnut or Olive Oil: either of these oils work well for this recipe, giving an added boost of nourishment to wood surfaces.


Lemon Essential Oil: for an added cleaning boost, I like to add a few drops of lemon essential oil.  Lemon helps cut through grease, shine surfaces and deodorize.

DIY Dusting Spray For Wood With Castile Soap

How to make this DIY wood dusting spray recipe…


  • 1 Cup Distilled Water


  • 2 Tsp Castile Soap


  • 1 Tbsp Walnut Oil (or Olive Oil)


  • 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil (optional)

DIY wood dusting spray recipe with Castile soap



  • Using a measuring cup, add water, soap, oil and 3 drops of lemon essential oil (optional).


  • Mix together and pour into a reusable spray bottle.


  • Simply spray on wood surface and wipe clean.

How To Make Homemade Wood Dusting Spray

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