How To Make Your Own Dust Cloths

Below is a video showing you how to make your own dust cloths.

These can be used in place of purchasing disposable treated dusting cloths to save you money.

You will need the following ingredients:
  • 2 cups hot water

  • 1 cup lemon oil

  • Resealable container

  • Cotton cloths or old cotton t-shirts


Combine the hot water and lemon oil in a bowl.

Please note that the video says "1 cup lemon essential oil" but if you were using a pure essential oil that mixture would be way too strong.

What you want is a lemon oil, which has some lemon essential oil within it but is diluted in a carrier oil.

Then, dip the cotton cloths in the lemon oil and water mixture and wring out thoroughly.

Then, let the rags dry out thoroughly.

Once they are dry they are ready to use.

You will be able to make quite a number of these treated dust cloths with this amount of solution, so you either need a place to store all of them, or make less of the mixture to begin with.

You can store unused dust cloths in a resealable container to keep until you are ready to use them.

You can reuse these cloths too, by just washing like normal (I suggest hot water and extra detergent for washing) and then just soak in more mixture and repeat the process to make your own dust cloths again.

See the video for more details:

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by: Lynda North

If the cloths are left to air dry before using, why would it be necessary to keep them in a sealed container? They're dry, right?

use a chamois
by: Christine

Use a chamois dampened in vinegar water for wood, painted surfaces, and decorative items. My mother taught me this. She learned it when she was "in service" at age 14 in Scotland.

cloth diaper
by: Linda

Old cloth diapers work best.

reusable towels
by: Nikki

I have homemade, reusable paper towels that I use. Nice and pretty that I just throw in the wash.

used dryer sheets
by: Maygan

I have been reusing my used dryer sheets to dust. They do a decent job of trapping dust on them and I get 2 different uses for them for my money.

old socks
by: Heather

I use old socks because you can wear it on your hand and turn it as it gets gross. Then when you're done turn it inside out to wash. It's great for little ones who want to help.

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