I can guarantee that once you have made and tried these you will never use anything else. You can make them in separate little jars – they make great gifts – or I fill a large Agee jar and use them as I need them. The longer you leave them brewing in the jar, the better.
½ cup water
½ cup white vinegar
6 drops lemon essential oil
6 to 8 dusters (made from old towels, nappies or sheets)
Mix 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. Peel the rind off the lemons and lay a couple of pieces on each cloth. 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 the occasional extra piece of rind and screw on the lid. 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. The smell in the room is divine.