It's WISE to DIY: Thrify Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer

She Puts Pine Cones In The Oven And Her Whole House Thanks Her For It!


  • pine cones
  • cookie sheet
  • reusable plastic bags
  • cinnamon essential oil
  • spray bottle


  1. Put the pine cones in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  Place them in the oven for about an hour at 200 degrees. This will cause them to open up and also kill any bugs or bacteria that might be on them.
  2. After they have cooled, place them in a plastic bag.
  3. In your spray bottle, combine water and several drops of your essential oil.
  4. Spray the pine cones in the bag well.  Close the bag, mix them up.  Repeat.
  5. The instructions on ehow say that you need to keep them in the plastic bags for 4-6 weeks.  Now, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that MAYBE that is not necessary.  If they don’t have enough scent after a week. Spray some more oil on them!

Put them out on the table with candles or other fall decor and enjoy.

Thank you to ehow for this great tutorial and pictures!  See their site for more deets on this project.


  1. We did this down south to kill any mites or other undesirables

  2. I think the pine cone smell would not go away and the food you cook will smell like it 🙁

  3. Dallas Wahl says:

    you dont spray them while youre bakeing them ;;;; no youre oven does not smell of them;;

  4. Judy Hill says:

    i MIGHT try this not sure

  5. I throw a few in the fireplace

  6. leave pine cones where they are to reseed the land….

  7. Pat Hill says:

    you remove the seeds before you do this

  8. Billie Souto says:

    I Need To Know At What Degree ,What Temp. and How Long To Kill Things In Pine Cones.?????? Thank You.

  9. Billie Souto says:

    Thank You So Much. I Didn’t Know This Before. I Have Many Pinecones. I’ll Have To Do This Before I Bring Them In The House. Have A Blessed Night,

  10. The heat releases the seeds

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