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Make Your Own Potpourri

dried roses You can make your own potpourri with just about anything in your garden or yard. They are so much fun to make and will last a long time. You can bring the wonderful smell of your favorite scents right into you own home.

Potpourris Have Three Main Ingredients.

1. Blossoms, leaves and seed of plants for your bulk, color and scent.

2. At least one essential oil that will provide extra, intense fragrance. This can be any scent that you like. I love to use vanilla or any of the spice scents.

3. A fixative that holds the perfune of the plant materials and oil.

Basic Dry Potpourri Recipe

  • 4 Cups dried flowers and herbs..
  • 1 to 3 tbs crushed spices.
  • 2 to 4 tbs orris root.
  • 10 to 20 drops essential oil.
General Instructions:

After your flowers are dried, add your favorite essential oil to the mix. Keep it in a closed container for a few weeks to allow scents to penetrate plant material. Stir or shake the mixture daily.

You can make your own potpourri out of just about any flower. Everyones favorite seems to be roses. Try to make some with lavender flowers, geraniums, violets, delphinium or any variety of flowers or herbs.

Just try experimenting with different scents and dried flowers and herbs and you will soon come up with your favorite.

If you have any questions or potpourri ideas please contact me and I will add it to my site.

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