One of the things people love most about a fresh Christmas tree or wreath is the amazing scent. We don’t have a fresh tree or wreath so far this year, but I do happen to have a bottle of Rocky Mountain Oils Spruce oil so I just put about ten drops of the oil all along this little pine cone and nestled it among the branches of the tree. I don’t recommend placing essential oils directly ON your artificial tree branches, as they might melt your needles. Pine or fir oil would be wonderful, but I don’t have those on hand so spruce will have to do.
Right now I am diffusing 3 drops of the Spruce oil and a half teaspoon of vanilla extract– yes, just the regular real vanilla baking extract I get in a big bottle from Sam’s Club. (Disclaimer–don’t do this if you are worried about voiding your diffuser warranty.) Mine is long expired, so I walk on the wild side.
I figure I will need to refresh the pine cone every few days to keep it smelling amazing.
Do you have any tips on making your tree smell “real”?