"Light the Fire" Scented Pinecones

Have you been enjoying the Fall weather? I can not believe Thanksgiving is next week!! This time of year seems to fly by. I am definitely not a "cold weather person." I am constantly asking my husband to move me south. But I do LOVE the smells of fall... campfires, crisp cool mornings and evenings, pumpkin and cinnamon everything. I love the changing of the leaves on the trees, the fall fun festivals, trips to the pumpkin patch and hayrides. Diffusing combos of my Young Living essential oils helps bring all those yummy smells into my house without all the harmful chemicals. Today I want to share another favorite way I found that makes my house smell WONDERFUL... infusing pinecones with my Young Living essential oils. Many of you may have heard about it or maybe you are already doing it. It's so easy to do!!

You can find pinecones at your local craft store. Or an even cheaper way would be to talk a walk. I bet you will find some laying around your neighborhood. My 2 year old and I go for a run almost everyday (when it's not bitterly cold.) While running through the local park, we found pinecones that had dropped from the trees everywhere. I made a game out of it and we collected A TON.

One of my FAVORITE scents is Young Living's NEW Light the Fire essential oil. It has a warm spicy aroma. It contains Mastrante and Northern Lights Black Spruce from Young Living’s Ecuador and Canada farms, along with Nutmeg, Cassia, Ocotea, Canadian Fleabane, Lemon, Pepper, and Hinoki. I also like to add Cinnamon Bark essential oil to it as well.

Like I said, the process of infusing the pinecones is super easy but it does take some time. Not a lot of time on your part, but the pinecones need to sit in a sealed bag for a couple weeks so they can take up the oil and yummy smell. It is sooooo worth the wait.

Things you need:

  • Pinecones (Find HERE or on the ground in your neighborhood)
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Large Resealable plastic bag
  • Spray Bottle (Find HERE)
  • Light the Fire Essential Oil (Find HERE)


Wash the pinecones and place them on a cookie sheet. Heat the pinecones to 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. The pinecones should open up during this time, if they are still tightly closed. This will also help kill any little unwanted critters you may have brought home with you :) Let them cool completely.

Once they are completely cooled place them in a large resealable bag. I used a Ziploc bag. Put a few drops of your Light the Fire essential oil and water in the spray bottle, shake and generously spray the pine cones. Close the bag and give it good shake. Open the bag and spray again. Close once more and shake.

Leave in the tightly closed bag for about 2 weeks. Every couple days, open the bag and respray the pinecones. After the 2 weeks, pop open and place the pinecones in a bowl or whatever you would like. That's it. Super easy. Enjoy your wonderful smelling decorations for the holidays. 

Be sure to check back tomorrow. Everyday leading up to Thanksgiving, I will be sharing "Smells of the Season." Each day will feature a new wonderful smelling combo for your diffuser... including Christmas Cookie, Mistletoe, Candy Cane and Gum Drop to name a few.

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Many Blessings,


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