DIY Scented PineCones & Cards

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DIY: Scented Holiday Pinecones

Scented Christmas Cards and Pinecones using doTERRA Essential oils

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


  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 my favorite oils include CassiaCloveHoliday Joy, Wild Orange, Siberian Fir, or Wintergreen.
  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


  1. Put 2-4 drops essential oil on cotton ball.  Here's some of my faves that I like to use for this:  Douglas FirFrankincenseWild OrangeCinnamon Bark, or Holiday Joy.
  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.

Why I choose doTERRA

Do you need essential oils for this recipe?  I choose to use doTERRA essential oils.  They are the purest, highest quality and only brand I trust to use for my family.  Most so-called 'essential oils' found on Amazon and in drugstores and grocery stores are not true essential oils.  They are synthetic fragrance only.  These can be quite toxic.  Be sure you are using a true essential oil that is safe, pure, and high quality to get the highest therapeutic benefit.

doTERRA sources their plants for their essential oils where the plants grow natively, and they work with the local communities to bring fair paying jobs, and a higher quality of life.  This is everything to me! I'm happy to pay a bit more knowing that my dollar is helping someone else.

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Holistic Living Mom with years of experience with essential oils. I have a doTERRA Essential Oil Specialist certification, and Aromatherapy with distinction diploma.Essential Oils enabled my son to live life again to his fullest after struggling to do basic activities like go to school and play soccer. Because his life was so drastically improved, a passion was ignited in me to learn as much as possible about essential oils, including how they are sourced, tested, and ultimately how they work in the body.I love to make my own all natural beauty products and rarely purchase cleaners or otc products from the store. doTERRA is the first essential oil brand I was ever introduced to and it has worked so well for us that I am now a loyal follower and educator.

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