I finally found a fast, easy, eco-friendly alternative!! (Well, actually pinterest found if for me, but I digress.) I tried it this afternoon, and so far so good. The directions were easy to follow, and I had almost all of the ingredients on hand.
To make Lemon Dust Rags you will need:
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 lemon rind
- an airtight container
- an old t-shirt (or other rag)
Cut the t-shirt (I used one of my hubby's old undershirts because I like how thin they are) into rags. You can make the size of rag that you prefer to clean with. Mix the vinegar, water, and olive oil in a bowl. Soak the rags in that mixture. While they are soaking, peel the rind off of your lemon. (Now squeeze some lemon juice into your water to have a refreshing drink!) Squeeze most of the moisture out of the rags. Place the rags into the air tight container alternating a layer of rags with a lemon rind.
Thats it! You did it! How easy was that?!
I'm really excited to see how they work! My plan is to let them sit a little longer and then try one. My only concern is that I won't get the chance to use them all before the bottom ones began molding...we'll see. At least I won't have to lunge towards clean air or worry about my baby inhaling those fragrances!