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Easy as Pie Pumpkin Spice Cleaner

A Pumpkin Spice Cleaner that will naturally make your home smell like Fall and Everything Nice!

Glass jar with white baking soda against pumpkins, white wood background, fall leaves and essential oil bottle

Can’t get enough of everything Pumpkin Spice? Well, I’ve got great news! You can naturally have your entire home smelling like the yummy fragrance of a Pumpkin Spice latte! Thanks to this nontoxic Pumpkin Spice Cleaner for Carpet and Upholstered Items (such as your couch, pillows, bedding, etc).

While there are plenty of pumpkin spice cleaners on the market, most of them are made with chemicals that you wouldn’t want to be breathing in.

Did you know that the term “Fragrance” is a catch-all term used for a combination of up to 1,000 different chemicals. Yep. So you never quite know what’s in a cleaning product when it just says Fragrance.

Glass jar with white baking soda against pumpkins, white wood background, fall leaves and essential oil bottle

When you make your own green cleaners, you’ll know exactly what you are putting into your cleaning product – and what your body is exposed to at home.

Using essential oils in your homemade green cleaners lets you customize your own fragrance with natural ingredients.

How to Use Pumpkin Spice Cleaner

This Pumpkin Spice Cleaner is actually a room deodorizer. But it could also be used as a fragrant scrub (see below).

While it’s predominantly used for freshening and deodorizing carpets, this Pumpkin Spice Cleaner can also freshen up much more in your home.

Glass jar with white baking soda against pumpkins, white wood background, fall leaves and essential oil bottle

Anything that is made from fabric and is upholstered could probably use some freshening and deodorizing. After all, we rarely vacuum and/or wash upholstered items, including:

  • Curtains
  • Throw Pillows
  • Blankets and Decorative Throw Blankets
  • Couch
  • Chairs
  • Bedding
  • Beds

These items can absorb odors, debris and dust mites just like carpet can. Yet they are often places that overlooked when it comes to dusting and vacuuming.

It’s about time to clean your carpet and those overlooked upholstered items. Why not freshen up and add some aromatherapy to your home for Autumn with this Pumpkin Spice Cleaner.

While you’re freshening and deodorizing, check out our natural ways to deodorize a closet, deodorize a refrigerator and remove odor from a car.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Cleaner for Carpet and Upholstery

glass jar with baking soda inside on fall leaves and orange pumpkins with essential oil bottle

Once you see how easy it is to make this natural and nontoxic Pumpkin Spice room deodorizer, you’ll be making it over and over again.



  1. Put the baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the essential oils to the bowl and mix with a whisk.
  3. Using a whisk or your fingers, break up any chunks that formed with the oils.
  4. Pour the baking soda mixture into a mason jar (use a funnel if you need to).
  5. Put a lid on and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes before using. This allows the essential oils to absorb into all of the baking soda mixture.
  6. To use on carpet, sprinkle the carpet with a light layer of Pumpkin Spice Cleaner. Let the deodorizer stay on carpet for at least 10 minutes. Then vacuum as usual.
  7. To use on upholstered items, lightly dust the item with a layer of Pumpkin Spice Cleaner. Leave on at least 10 minutes. Then either shake out the item (such as pillows, blankets) or vacuum with a hose attachment (sofa, chairs, curtains).

*Note: It’s always a good idea to do a patch test first on delicate upholstered items, such as fancy throw pillows, curtains, etc.

Glass jar with white baking soda against pumpkins, white wood background, fall leaves and essential oil bottle

*PLUS: You could always use this Pumpkin Spice Cleaner as a scrub, too. Simply add a little water to make a thick paste and scrub sinks, tubs, countertops, dishes and more.

More Ways to Naturally Scent Your Home

This Pumpkin Spice room deodorizer is natural aromatherapy for your home. Want even more ideas? Check out these natural cinnamon pine cones which are easy to make and perfect for holidays.

For Fall, you’ll love this pumpkin spice potpourri simmer pot recipe. Or if you love the smell of apple pie, then check out our apple cinnamon potpourri in a crock pot.

Our stovetop potpourri recipes are also a great way to add natural fragrance to your home. Plus, they are absolutely beautiful and can be reused over again! This Lemon Lavender Herb Simmer Pot and the Rose Eucalyptus simmering potpourri use all natural ingredients as an air freshener.

More Green Cleaning Recipes

Like this DIY green cleaning recipe? You’ll love these recipes, too:


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kristine schuman

Saturday 22nd of August 2020

I am always searching for clean natural ways to freshen my home. I am very grateful to have stumbled upon your site!! Now to find the time to put these recipes to use.