We’ve all walked into a store sometime after Halloween to have the delicious smell of that bag of cinnamon scented pine cones fill your senses.
If you live in an area where you have access to pine cones, make your own!
What you need:
• Pine Cones
• Cookie Sheet
• Essential Oil
(You have lots of options for Holiday Essentual oils such as Cinnamon, Cloves, and even Orange)
• Paint Brush
Gather your pine cones and arrange them on a cookie sheet and bake them at about 175 for about an hour. This will dry them out and make them open up fully. It will also eliminate any creepy crawlies that might be hiding out in one.
Once they have cooled, lay your foil on your work surface and take your paint brush and put a few drops of your essential oil into a glass Paint your Essential Oils onto your dried pine cones. (shot glass works well. Using Plastic is not a good idea, including disposable plastic or foam…someday I’ll share my experience with plastic and Essential Oils which ultimately lead to the carpet in the living room being removed. Ooops).
Find a pretty glass bowl and display them somewhere around your home for a great natural room air freshener. (Or an ugly bowl and hide it behind your couch 😉 whatever you prefer to do).
Some great combinations could be Orange and Cloves or Cinnamon and Cloves…or just keep it one continuous scent throughout the house.
Doing it yourself with Essential Oils means you don’t have to worry about questionable chemicals being used to spice up your home.