These Cleaning Products Smell Like the Holiday Season

Pine, peppermint, and winter citrus options will help you get into the festive spirit even as you clean your kitchen.

Grove Co. Balsam Fir Multi-Purpose Cleaner
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Besides decorating, one of the best ways to make your home feel like the holidays is to make it smell like the holidays. Scent is the sense most closely tied to memory and tradition, after all. Lighting candles, putting up a fresh Christmas tree, and baking cookies are all obvious ways to fill your home with holiday aromas, but there's another often-overlooked way to make your space feel more festive: cleaning products. While you might associate cleaning with scents like lemon, the products you use to wipe down your home can smell warm, comforting, and cozy—just like the holidays. Giving your cleaning products the "holiday upgrade" is just one more way you can embrace the season.

Top Picks

But before we get to our list of products that smell like Christmas in a bottle, first a note on the quality of products we've curated. While a bit pricier, our picks are gentler than the harsher, more synthetic ones you'll find at your local grocery or drugstore. (For more on natural cleaning products that actually get the job done, read our breakdown on the ingredients to look for and which ones to avoid when shopping for supplies.) Ahead, the best cleaning products on the market to transport you to a winter wonderland.

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Winter Forest Dish Soap

Williams Sonoma Winter Forest Dish Soap
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Upgrade your drugstore dish soap (which, while inexpensive, can be harsh on the skin) to one that is made from natural essential oils, like this pine and cedar iteration from William Sonoma's collection. You'll feel like you're washing your dishes in a luxury winter cabin.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Winter Forest Dish Soap, $12.95,

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Snowdrop Cleaning Set

Mrs. Meyer's Snowdrop Limited Edition Kitchen Basics Set,
Courtesy of Amazon

If you prefer a lighter, crisper scent, go for Mrs. Meyer's Snowdrop Kitchen Basics Set. It comes with dish and hand soap, plus a multi-purpose cleaner; it's budget-friendly and limited edition, so make sure to grab it quickly before it's gone.

Shop Now: Mrs. Meyer's Snowdrop Limited Edition Kitchen Basics Set, $29.90,

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Fir and Grapefruit Cleaning Set

Barr-Co Fir & Grapefruit Home Cleaning Bundle
Courtesy of West Elm

This home cleaning bundle is a bit of a splurge, but it's so luxe—it makes a wonderful hostess gift. In addition to the hand soap, dish soap, and surface spray cleaner, it also includes a candle—and they all come with a bright fir and grapefruit fragrance.

Shop Now: Barr-Co Fir & Grapefruit Home Cleaning Bundle, $116.95,

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Peppermint Room Spray

Mrs. Meyer's Peppermint Room Spray
Courtesy of Mrs. Meyer's

A room spray is a perfect way to give your space a bit of a refresh between deep cleaning sessions. Instead of the typical lemon or linen scent, opt for a festive peppermint fragrance during the holidays, like this one from Mrs. Meyer's.

Shop Now: Mrs. Meyer's Peppermint Room Spray, $5.49,

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Spiced Chestnut Kitchen Set

Williams Sonoma Spiced Chestnut Kitchen Set
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

This spiced chestnut cleaning set comes with all the fixes, and it makes a great gift because of its pretty packaging. It's a perfect choice if you're doing an under-$25 Secret Santa exchange and aren't sure what to get.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Spiced Chestnut Kitchen Set, $19.95,

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Balsam Fir Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Grove Co. Balsam Fir Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Courtesy of Target

Instead of always buying single-use plastic containers, use these multi-purpose cleaner concentrates, which are packaged in reusable glass bottles. The balsam fir scent smells just like a Christmas tree farm.

Shop Now: Grove Co. Balsam Fir Multi-Purpose Cleaner, $6.99 for two,

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Cranberry Cider Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Dr. Brite Cranberry Cider Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Courtesy of Dr. Brite

If you prefer a fruity scent over pine or peppermint, you'll love the way your home smells after using this cranberry-scented surface cleaner from Dr. Brite. The scent of cranberries evokes holiday traditions like hot spiced cider or a fresh Christmas tree garland.

Shop Now: Dr. Brite Cranberry Cider Multi-Purpose Cleaner, $19.59 for set of two,

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Frasier Fir Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Thymes Frasier Fir All-Purpose Cleaner
Courtesy of Thymes

Frasier firs are one of the most popular types of Christmas trees—their pine needles don't fall out as quickly and they fill your home with a fabulous forest scent. Get the next best thing with this Frasier fir multi-purpose cleaner, which comes in a sleek evergreen tree container that's pretty enough to leave out on the counter.

Shop Now: Thymes Frasier Fir All-Purpose Cleaner, $15,

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