Scented Pine Cones

With most of the United States experiencing a cold snap (even southern Florida!), and the holidays coming fast, I figured I’d pull out my easy old scented pine cones recipe. This is a simple and fun way to scent the air and the hearth! Great to do with kids too.


Pine cones
Essential oil blend of choice;
I like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, black pepper & ginger ..
Optional: basic white glue, cinnamon powder, fine glitter

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Scented Jack O’Lanterns & Spicy Squash

As we count down the days andnights to All Hallows Eve I am happy to share one of my favorite annual “scentual” seasonal crafts!Scented Jack O’Lanterns & Spicy Squash:My Jack O’Lanterns not only look seasonal, but smell seasonal too! Having a pleasant, warm and luscious scented jack-o-lantern is easier than making pumpkin pie! This is also applicable for any kind of squash or melon you may be using as a Jack O’Lantern, not just pumpkins.First I have to say that I have learned not to cut the TOP out of the pumpkin to carve a Jack O’Lantern … cut the pumpkin open from the BOTTOM of what will be your face area and then you will never have the top cave in from decay and they last longer …. I personally love the Jack O’ Lanterns with the stem as the nose 🙂 Continue reading