Lemon Cedar Dust Spray and Polish Zero Waste Cleaner
Remove dust and keep bacteria away on your wood surfaces with an all-natural Lemon Cedar Homemade Dust Spray and Polish.
Are you looking for a healthier replacement for your dust spray? I was, too, after watching our toddler try to chew the stairs banister!
With some trial and error, I figured out how to remove dust and help keep bugs away from your wood surfaces. It’s a simple lemon cedar homemade dust spray and furniture polish recipe. Not only is it a natural cleaning recipe, but it’s also easy to make into a zero waste cleaner!
Lemon and cedarwood essential oils are a great addition to any floor, window, and surface cleaning solutions. But, combined with white vinegar and olive oil, they make a homemade wood cleaner without any toxic chemicals often found in store-bought options.
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Why clean with essential oils?
Using essential oils in your own natural cleaners is one of the quickest and most effective ways to ditch chemical cleaners!
Boost your home cleaning with the cheerful scent of fresh lemons and cedarwood’s warm, woodsy aroma, all from essential oils in this zero waste cleaning recipe! Learn more about how I clean with essential oils.
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How I started with Zero Waste Cleaners
I will admit I was a little intimidated to make my own natural cleaners. I have tried many expensive natural cleaning brands over the years, and some just didn’t do the job. Have you had that experience, too?
On the other hand, this dust spray surprised me at how well it worked. I even showed it to a friend, and she immediately went home and made a bottle for herself, too!
This was the first zero cleaner I ever made. With its success, I was spurred on to make more and eventually replaced everything I was buying with homemade cleaners. I later shared this with 6 Cleaners to Stop Buying and Start Making.
How To Use:
To use this zero waste wood cleaner, shake lightly before each use. Then spray a small amount onto a cloth and apply it to wood surfaces to remove dust. Find a detailed look at my favorite zero waste cleaning tools.
Creating An Effective Dust Cleaner
If you’re just beginning to make your own zero waste cleaners, you’ve picked a great place to start with this wood spray and polish! Here’s how to make it and what you’ll need.
Homemade Dust Spray Supplies and Ingredients:
1 cup distilled or filtered water
½ cup white distilled vinegar
½ cup olive oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
8 drops cedarwood essential oil
16 oz glass spray bottle
How to Make Homemade Dust Spray and Furniture Polish:
Step 1. Using a funnel, pour 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 1/2 cup olive oil into a spray bottle (this set of 15 glass bottles is a must for making zero waste cleaners).
Step 2. Place the cap and shake to mix the ingredients.
Step 4. Remove the cap once more and add the remaining water, leaving room for the spray nozzle straw. Place the cap back on and shake to mix one last time.
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Rather Have a Printable Recipe?
- 1 cup distilled or filtered water
- ½ cup white distilled vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 8 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 16 oz glass spray bottle
- Using a funnel, pour 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 1/2 cup olive oil into a spray bottle (this set of 15 glass bottles is a must for making zero waste cleaners).
- Place the cap and shake to mix the ingredients.
- Then uncap and add 10 drops of lemon essential oil and 8 drops of cedarwood essential oil. Place the cap back on and shake hake well to infuse it with oils.
- Remove the cap once more and add the remaining water, leaving room for the spray nozzle straw. Place the cap back on and shake to mix one last time.
- Olive oil will naturally settle to the bottom of the bottle
- Shake lightly before each use
One important thing to remember when making homemade cleaners is to always add a label. Grab a dust spray label and more printables in the Life-n-Reflection Resource Library.
Print the Lemon Cedar Homemade Dust Spray label on sticker paper or on lightweight cardstock and attach it with clear packing tape. Or opt for a vinyl decal, as I make for all my cleaners with a Cricut machine.
I have literally never purchased another dust remover since making this Lemon Cedar Homemade Dust Spray and Polish. Try it for yourself today, and don’t forget the printable label in the Resource Library. New to essential oils? Get Started Now!
What’s your favorite zero waste cleaner? Share it with me in the comments below, or send me a DM on Instagram at @lifenreflection. Pin this homemade dust spray and polish now to make it later!