I love diffusing essential oils in the home to create a mood, offer an uplifting scent, or just to get my home to smell like something other than what I made for dinner the night before.  I also use essential oils in my cleaners. My most used scent combination?  Lemon + Clove.  But I also like to mix things up and add a little pine to the mix to give our home that Christmas tree scent.  Here’s a super simple, but delightful blend that I’ve been diffusing this month.


The perfect autumn scent?

WHITE FIR (or another pine-y scent)

If you’re diffusing, use the recommended drops for your diffuser – I use equal parts of each oil but you can play with the ratio.

I’m loving this diffuser that you see pictured – it’s small but fills our first floor with whatever I’m diffusing.  I love the twinkle light look and feel of its design.  Here’s a larger one with the similar look and feel.

Here’s a link to the perfect autumn diffusing blend – this works anytime!


The rule of thumb for scenting DIY cleaners is 3-10 drops of essential oil per 16 ounces of liquid. Here are a couple recipes to get you started with – simply substitute this scent combo for the one in the recipe:

Nightly Kitchen Sink Scrub
Laminate Floor Cleaner
Fabric Sanitizer Spray
Non-Vinegar Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Vinegar Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Window + Mirror Cleaning Spray
Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray
All-Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner
All Purpose Spray
Laundry – soften + freshen

Look for organic Plant Therapy essential oils in Clean Mama Home!

Always use caution around pets and children when using essential oils.