November 30, 2020

Winter Scent-Inspired DIY Cleaners

Scent can conjure up feelings and memories with even the slightest scent. In this season of uncertainty, let’s add a little seasonal scent to our cleaners. If you haven’t DIY’d a cleaner, this is the perfect time to try one. If you already DIY your cleaners, let’s create a signature winter scent. Every spray and scrub will give your home that cozy winter scent while you safely clean your home. Everything seen here can be purchased in my shop – keep reading for the links.

I have 3 simple winter scent combinations to share with you – you can choose one scent, try them all or come up with your own signature winter scent.


Bergamot + Juniper – use a 2:1 ratio

Sweet Orange + Clove – use a 2:1 ratio

Juniper + Vanilla + Lemon – use equal parts


1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup vodka or rubbing alcohol
15 drops essential oil
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to up the disinfecting power in this spray, use Everclear (95% alcohol) instead of vodka – 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1 cup Everclear, 15 drops essential oil.

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
3 drops essential oil

2 cups baking soda
20 drops essential oil
a squirt of castile or dish soap in the sink

2 cups baking soda
20 drops essential oil
a squirt of castile or dish soap if needed to add a little sudsing power

New here?  Check out this post with 8 DIY Cleaners that Will Change How You Clean Your Home.  You might also like this post How to Create a Functional DIY Cleaning Caddy. If you want to see all my DIY recipes, head here.

Grab this 2-page Simple DIY Recipes printable here. It’s on my Free Printable page – just put in your email address one time to get access.

Want to DIY your cleaners? Check out my labels, spray bottles, and jars here.  I also sell the Essential Oils that are pictured in this post here. You can also see my Favorites Page here and the whole Clean Mama Shop here. 

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