December 13, 2018

How to Dust Houseplants Like a Pro

Dusting houseplants is not easy, and if you have them you probably know this, but -- I think I have finally figured out the best way.  I just discovered the "Holy Grail" for dusting houseplants.

Houseplants get dusty, just like everything else in a house, but they are such a pain to clean!
Those leaf shine sprays make the leaves look shiny, but they're full of yucky chemicals and they're terrible for your plants.  And ultimately, the dust is still there, just under a shiny film.

If you've been unfortunate, you may have learned the hard way that the leaf shine gets hot when exposed to sunlight and burns plant leaves.

This is not a sales pitch, but many of you probably don't know that outside of The Plant Chick social media/blog, I am a also Norwex consultant.  (If you're wondering "What is NORWEX?", click here.)
I have never shared this because it hasn't been plant-related until today.

What is it?

The Norwex Dusting Mitt and the Norwex Envirowand duster.

How to use them

Simply hold and support the leaves and stems from underneath with your hand inside the Dusting Mitt, then lay the chenille "fingers" of the Envirowand duster against the top of the leaves and while applying gentle pressure, wiggle it side to side. 

This gets the dust off without breaking delicate leaves and stems, and any dust that falls off the Envirowand gets caught in the Dusting Mitt.  If that doesn't do the trick, you can always use the Dusting Mitt wet.
Just rinse the dusters and hang them to dry for later, and when they're really soiled, toss them in the laundry.

Interested in other green cleaning tips?  Want to learn how it's possible to clean with just water?
Click here!

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