How to Make a Gas Log Fireplace Smell Like Wood

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Things You'll Need

  • Wood chips

  • Tin

  • Hickory incense

  • Cedar wood fragrance oil


Never leave a lit candle, incense or other burning product unattended.

Switching from a wood-burning fireplace to gas can reduce seemingly constant cleaning efforts. However, you will also lose the homey smell of burning wood. Fortunately, you can recreate the smell of burning wood in your gas log fireplace with incense and other products.

Step 1

Soak wood chips thoroughly and place them in a dry tin. Seal the tin and poke holes in it. Set the can near the fire to produce a wood chip smell.

Step 2

Burn hickory incense near your gas log fireplace to simulate the smell of burning wood.

Step 3

Sprinkle cedar wood fragrance oil near your fireplace, or pour it into a small votive holder, to emit a wood scent.

Step 4

Burn a wood, hickory, cedar or pine-scented candle near your fireplace.


Catherine Irving

Catherine Irving is a travel and lifestyle writer living in Brooklyn, New York and has been professionally freelance writing since 2002. She's written for "Young Money,", and numerous other national outlets. Irving graduated with a bachelor's degree in film with a minor in English from Georgia State University.