How To Scent Pine Cones

Scenting Pine Cones

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Delicious smelling pine cones are the perfect finishing touch for your home this Christmas! In these tutorials, we learn how to scent pine cones.

How To Make Cinnamon Oil For Pine Cones

Supplies needed
• Stove
• Frypan
• Olive oil
• Ground cinnamon
• Silicon spatula
Strainer funnel
• Cheesecloth
• Empty glass bottle with lid
• Gloves, if necessary

Step by step instructions
• Warm the stove to medium to high heat.
• Pour olive oil into the pan.
• Add ground cinnamon.
• Stir with spatula.
• Bring the mixture to the boil.
• Place a strainer funnel with cheesecloth on top into a glass bottle.
• Pour the mixture slowly through the cheesecloth.
• Push down the remaining mixture with the spatula to release the juices into the bottle.
• Optional: put your gloves on and squeeze the cheesecloth to get every drop. The mixture is hot, so be careful.

How To Scent Pine Cones With Cinnamon Sticks

If the store is completely out of ground cinnamon, you can make your own with cinnamon sticks!

Supplies needed

• Cinnamon sticks
• Blender or grinder

Step by step instructions

• Place the cinnamon sticks in the blender or grinder.
• Blend for up to 30 seconds.
• Pour the ground cinnamon into a sealable glass jar.

How To Make Scented Pine Cones With Essential Oils

This is a very easy project, but don’t leave it to the last minute; the pine cones need 4 weeks to cure after the scent is applied.

Supplies needed
• Pine cones
• Cinnamon bark oil, or you can make your own cinnamon oil
• Tin foil
• Baking tray
• Oven
• Spray bottle
• Big zip-lock bag

Step by step instructions
• Place pine cones on baking tray lined with tin foil.
• Put in the oven at 200F for about 45 minutes.
• Allow them to cool down.
• Put the pine cones in the bag.
• Spray the pine cones liberally with water.
• Drip 4 drops of essential oil into the bag.
• Zip-lock the bag and shake it well.
• Let it sit for 4 weeks.

How To Refresh Scented Pine Cones

• Place the pine cones in a zip-lock bag.
• Drip 2 or 3 drops of cinnamon oil into the bag.
• Leave to sit for 1 to 2 days.

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