Commercially available scented pine cones that are slathered with artificial fragrances are not considered to be good for your health. Some people also have allergic reactions to such chemical fragrances. Enter DIY scented pine cones with all the natural goodness of essential oils, wax and spices for a soothing and calming effect on your senses.
Small scented pine cones would look beautiful as Christmas tree ornaments. You can also display it on your mantle or at the edge of your bookshelf for a brilliant Christmas décor.
Cinnamon is a spice that can give a distinct aroma to your pinecones. It has been used in powder form in this recipe. If you have cinnamon sticks at home, you can grind them to powder for use.
You can spray vanilla, peppermint, apple, orange or pine essential oils on your pinecones for scenting them. When the scents begin to fade, you can refresh them by repeating the scenting procedure, as indicated in the above-linked tutorial.
Add cinnamon scent to your pine cones for a glam fall decoration. You can use mini or large pine cones for your craft.
Scented wax dipped pine cones can be used for your holiday décor. You can also use them in the fireplace as firelighters or fire starters. That is if you don’t want to see your homemade scented pinecones burning!
Note that when you are using essential oils to add fragrance to your pine cones, the scent may fade away in a few weeks. You can revive the scent by adding the essential oils again.
You can pile up the DIY scented pinecones in a bowl and put them over the dining table or kitchen countertop for boosting your fall and Christmas décor. You can re-scent if you feel that the aroma is not as strong as it was at the beginning.
Published on May 24th 2020 by Peyton Derrida