Holiday DIY – Scented Pinecones & Greeting Cards

Holiday DIY – Scented Pinecones & Greeting Cards

The scents of pine, gingerbread, cinnamon, and citrusy orange are almost inseparable from the holiday season. Catch one hint of these aromas any time of year, and you may be instantly taken back to childhood sledding races, homemade gingerbread houses, or sweet memories with family and friends. Capture the nostalgia with these homemade scented pinecones and cards.

Scented Pinecones

Items Needed
Dry pinecones
Your favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. If pinecones have been collected from outside, cook in the oven at 200 degrees F for at least 30 minutes, or until the pinecones have opened.
  2. Put one drop of essential oil on each pinecone. Some of our favorite oils include Siberian Fir, Holiday Joy, Holiday Peace, Cinnamon, and Wild Orange or a combination of these oils.
  3. Place pinecones in a decorative bowl or on your Christmas tree.

Scented Cards
Items Needed
Cotton balls
Plastic or paper bag
Your favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. Put 2-4 drops essential oil on cotton ball. We suggest Peppermint, Wild Orange, Cassia, Wintergreen, or Spearmint.
  2. Place cotton ball inside bag with cards.
  3. Seal bag and let sit overnight.

Tip: You can also make scented wrapping paper using the same directions for the scented cards.

Credit: dōTERRA

Christy (aka Sunshine Mama) is the wife to 1 (amazing husband), mother of 3 (wonderful children), lover of health, wellness, the beach, and sunshine. She is passionate about living an inspired life and loves to inspire others to live life at their fullest. You can find her online educating others on how to live a more natural lifestyle, especially on how to use essential oils…or hanging out at the beach.

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