Freshen Up Your Home With DIY Scented Pine Cones

Pine cones are great for decorating and bringing that romantic rustic vibe into your home in winter. Not only that – you can use your favorite essential oils to make scented pine cones that will freshen up your home with a subtle smell.

This DIY project is very easy, fun, and inexpensive if you don’t mind foraging for a few pine cones in your back yard.

You’ll need:

  • Pine cones
  • Cookie sheet
  • Essential oil
  • Gallon-sized plastic zip-top bag


  1. Find pinecones outside and give them a rinse if they’re dirty.
  2. Put the pinecones on a foil-lined baking sheet and put them in the 200° oven for 30 minutes to kill off any germs or bacteria. Let them cool.
  3. Put them in a ziplock bag and add essential oil drop by drop. How many drops you add depends on your preference.
  4. Let them sit in the bag at least for a day – the longer they sit, the more aroma they have!
  5. Put them in a bowl and decorate.

Another way to do this is to fill a spray bottle with water and add essential oil. Once you spray the cones, place them in the bag and leave them to sit.