Pine Cone Essential Oil Diffusers
I am super excited to share my favorite festive and crafty ideas with you as we head through November and December. I absolutely love this time of year and I know I say it every single season, but this is the time for the best holiday cheer, decorations, family traditions, and spending time with the loved ones.
For some of you when I say crafty ideas, you may become very worrisome due to terrifying results from past attempts to create a Pinterest pin. Trust me when I say, I have been there, when the end product just doesn't look like the picture. Please don’t worry, that will not be the case here! Many of the essential oils crafts that I use in my house are quick, easy, and cost effective, while at the same time supporting our health and wellness! That is why this lifestyle works, at least for me.
The next couple weeks, I am going to fill you with several ideas that will put you into the holiday mood! Everything from your Thanksgiving meal to a holiday gift guide you can do on a budget. First up, let's learn how to use of all the pine cones in the yard to create beautiful piece of decor that you can place throughout the house while finding another way to diffuse your essential oils.
I saw these pine cone diffusers last year from a friend and knew I had to give them a try. They turned out to be a great success at our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Once the project is complete, the pine cones create a perfect centerpiece for any table, shelve in a doorway, or bathroom of your home. You may see similar ideas as you walk into the grocery or craft store this time of year. The only difference is that the scented pine cone bags positioned perfectly in the local stores to grab your attention are saturated with a cinnamon fragrance, which you want to avoid.
As I began this journey, fragrance was one of the first toxin that I became aware of and researched. I found it was hiding in a lot of my personal care products and companies used the word fragrance to hide several other chemicals found in the product, which was so scary. Since then, we have slowly switched over to all Young Living products as we ditched traditional products full of chemicals. You can continue to learn more about harmful toxins hiding in our homes by reading more about my natural lifestyle. I have also found some great ways to use essential oils in place of candles which are also absorbed with harmful chemicals.
DIY Diffuser Pine Cones:
First, gather a basket full of pine cones while your on a walk outside. Make this a fun adventure with your kids. If you end up with sap all over your hands from the collecting, you must try a couple drops of lemon oil neat on your hands. Rub together and the stickiness will disappear!
Once you have enough pine cones to fill up a nice centerpiece or decorative bowl, it's time to rinse them off. I like to place the pine cones in a big bowl of soapy water to rinse off the dirt. I actually soak mine in Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak! You can read more about the Young Living Thieves Line from my post last February.
After your pine cones are rinsed off nicely, you want to drain the water and rinse them again. Lay them out on a towel to air dry and be patient. The pinecones will close up a little when they're wet, but they will reopen once dry. You may want to do this a day or two before the next couple steps so you have enough time for the pine cones to dry.
Next, here comes the fun part, your going to use your favorite Young Living Essential Oils. If you do not have any yet, I can help you order them right here on "How to Get Started" and offer you plenty of education once you are a member. I suggest you use Christmas Spirit, Cinnamon Bark, and even Orange or Pine. These are all wonderful essential oils for this time of year. If you need some more inspiration, check out my fall diffuser blend recipes which will give you great combinations for this season!
I love these essential oils in my "pine cone diffuser" because they smell absolutely amazing while they also support our body.
Some people use a bag of cinnamon sticks, but please use real cinnamon sticks, not fragrance. To actually make a "pine cone diffuser", you are going to use a glass spray bottle. I use these 4 ounce blue spray bottles. Fill the spray bottle with warm water and add about 10 drops of essential oils. I then spray over the pine cones until all of the mixture is gone also turning the pine cones to evenly coat with essential oils.
You can even add a few drops of essential oils directly onto the pine cones. Next, if you want to add your cinnamon sticks to the pine,cones and stir them all together. The pine cones will dry in the bowl, but the essential oil aroma will remain! As the aroma fades, simply refresh them by using the spray bottle of essential oil mixture. Get creative with your centerpiece! It seems to be a great conversation starter for friends and family that are over around the holidays. Around Thanksgiving, I like to grab some fallen leaves from the yard to intermix. I love using the glass centerpiece from my wedding and when Christmas comes around I blend ornaments and pine cones together to make a beautiful decor.
Make these fun and easy scented pine cones and place them in a bowl on a pedestal or in a wicker basket as a centerpiece or placed randomly throughout your home. Try placing a small bowl on the back of your toilet too!
Learn more about aromatherapy and diffuser ideas such as making Reed Diffusers which are also great for the holidays and make for an awesome gift!
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