Scented Pine Cone Decorations

If you are looking for an easy way to bring a natural touch to your holiday decorations, just take a walk and forage a few pine cones. They can make a great centerpiece or add them as an ornament to wreaths and the Christmas tree. With the addition of a few drops of essential oil, you can create an aromatic decoration that will keep your home smelling wonderful and comforting throughout the holidays.

Scented Pine Cone Decorations in a Bowl, Holiday centerpiece, scented with essential oils, aromatherapy


  1. Collect your pine cones and give them a quick rinse in warm water.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Spread pine cones on a cookie sheet, then place in the oven for about 30 minutes. (The rinse and heat helps kill any bugs that might be hiding inside plus opens the cones a little bit.)
  4. Let the pine cones cool, then toss them in a gallon-size resealable bag.
  5. Drop 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil onto each pine cone.
  6. Zip the bag up and tumble it around once or twice to mix the essential oil.
  7. Leave bag sealed for at least one week for pine cones to fully absorb the scent.
  8. When ready, pop the bag open and decorate!

Popular Essential Oil Choices

PURELY Essential Oils, Jovial, Shield, Chill, Juniper Berry, Balsam Fir, popular holiday aromas