I know that around my house, a scented candle or a fresh scent is always helpful. With lots of kids running around, there is bound to be something smelly in the house. To help combat the issue and freshen up the house, I created some DIY scented pine cones. These pine cones are super easy to make and the scent can be long-lasting. If you’re home is in need of a fresher scent, you’ll want to try this project.
- Pine cones
- Essential oil, scent of your choice
- Ziplock bag
- Baking sheet
- Tin foil
Step 1. Clean your pine cones
If you bought pine cones from the store, move on to step 2. If you gathered your pine cones yourself, chances are there is dirt that needs to be cleaned off of them. Rinse the pine cones under water, then let them sit in the sink in about 3 inches of water. This will get rid of the dirt or bugs that might still be clinging to the pine cones.
Step 2. Bake the pine cones
Take the tin foil and line the baking sheet. Place the pine cones on the baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
Step 3. Place a few drops of essential oil onto the pine cones
The nice thing about this project is that you can use whatever scent of essential oil you’d like. For me, I love a nice cinnamon smell, so I used a cinnamon essential oil, bringing a nice warm scent to my home. Being careful not to get any on your hands, place a few drops of essential oil on each pine cone.
Step 4. Put pine cones in a ziplock back
Take all of the pine cones and place them into a ziplock bag, leaving it in the bag for at least 24 hours. If you want to increase the intensity of the scent, leave the pine cones in the bag for longer than 24 hours.
That’s it! Easy right? These should last several weeks, but if you need to make the scent stronger, repeat the process over again as many times as you’d like.