DIY All-Purpose Cleaner With Delicious Autumn Scent

4 Materials
5 Minutes

You are going to LOVE this DIY all-purpose cleaner with a delicious autumn scent icon icon !

Something that brings joy to me is the smells of autumn!

Just inhaling the smell of leaves, pumpkins, cinnamon, spices, and all that wonderful aroma immediately puts a smile on my face.

This DIY all-purpose cleaner was inspired by our popular DIY all-purpose cleaner from the eBook on page 13 (

Be sure to check out this fun, quick IG video of us putting this cleaner together. You can follow us on Instagram for great tips like this and videos each week.

Ingredients Needed for DIY All-Purpose Cleaner:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol (just basic 70% is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap (try autumn scented if you find one)
  • 30 drops pumpkin pie essential oil blend
  • Spray bottle (glass is best for essential oils)

icon Each ingredient has a specific, science based purpose in this cleaner. Read the blog post for the science behind this cleaning plus disinfecting tips!icon


  1. Add about 2 cups of water to a spray bottle (The spray bottle I used holds 14 oz of water, so anything around 2 cup is good).
  2. With a funnel, add in rubbing alcohol, dish soap, and essential oil.
  3. Give a gentle shake before each spray.

How Long Does This Last?

This is alcohol based, so it can last months. We make our homemade cleaners into smaller batches though, so it should last 2 weeks to a month.

Please click the blog post link below to learn important science based tips on ingredients plus how this cleaner works!!

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Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
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Frequently asked questions

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  3 questions
  • Penny Penny on Sep 19, 2021

    What do you use the cleaning mixture on ?

  • Kim Kim on Sep 20, 2021

    doesn't the soap leave a residue?

  • Giz40777944 Giz40777944 on Sep 20, 2021

    Are there any surfaces that are unsafe for this formula?


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