One of the best things about this time of the year is that lemons are in season, so what better time to make one of our most popular recipes: Homemade Lemon Dusters. Once you’ve made and tried these fragrant dusters you will never use anything else.
All you need are some cloths (an old shirt or sheet cut up works well) three or four lemons, Wendyl’s Premium White Vinegar, water, and Lemon Essential Oil.
You can make them in separate little jars – they make great gifts – or fill a large Agee jar and use them as required. The longer you leave them brewing in the jar, the better. They smell wonderful after a week or so.
Homemade Lemon Dusters
Mix the equal quantities of water and white vinegar in a bowl. Add lemon essential oil, soak your clean dusters in the bowl for a few minutes and squeeze so that they are damp.
Roll up cloths lengthwise, then roll the other way into a ball.
Place these in the jar one on top of each other, throw in pieces of lemon rind and screw on the lid. Leave for a week, then remove the rind.
Take the dusters out when you need to use them, and if they aren’t too soiled you can roll them back up and use them again. You can also redo the rind every now and then for extra scent. The smell in the room is divine.
Use lavender sprigs instead of lemon peel and lavender essential oil instead of lemon essential oil.
Use orange peel instead of lemon peel and sweet orange essential oil instead of lemon essential oil.
Peppermint would be nice to if you just used the peppermint essential oil.