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. 

Looking for a little winter inspiration? The Clean Mama Quarterly – Winter Edition is just the thing to up your love for the season. Complete with seasonal checklists, cleaning DIY recipes for winter, calendars galore, and fun winter recipes to try, the Clean Mama Quarterly is a treat!

Clean Mama Quarterly – Winter 2021 EditionGrab the Clean Mama Quarterly – Winter Edition here!