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Homemade All-natural Lemon Dusting Spray


  • 2 c. olive oil (doesn't have to be extra virgin)
  • lemon peels
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 30 drops (1/4 tsp.) Young Living lemon essential oil (optional)*


  • Measure the olive oil into a pint- or quart-sized mason jar. Peel lemons like you would an orange and place the peels into the olive oil (save the lemons for other purposes). Add the dried thyme.
  • Adjust a lid to the jar and allow the lemon and olive oil mixture to infuse for 2 to 4 weeks inside a cool, dark cabinet. Shake occasionally as it is infusing.
  • Once the few weeks are up, strain the oil (discard or compost the peels and thyme) and put in a spray bottle. I run it through a tea towel to thoroughly strain everything.
  • Add the lemon essential oil.
  • Quickly shake the mixture before using it. Lightly spray surface and wipe away with a soft cloth.


When using quality essential oils like Young Living's, store the dusting spray in a glass bottle as plastic will eventually melt from the strength of the essential oil.