Potpourri

When you have a vase of flowers that are starting to die, you can dry them out, add oils, and make potpourri.

Step One:  Dry the flowers by hanging them upside down.  A fun way is by hanging them from a ceiling fan.

Step Two:  Pick a fragrance by mixing oils (some good choices are floral, citrus, herbal, or spicy).

Step Three: Before adding the flowers to the oil, add chopped orris root to the oils (they hold the scent better than the flowers). Then add the leaves and pedals.

Step Four:  Shake concoction once a day for 3 weeks.  After the 3 weeks, it should smell delightful!

Published in: on November 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm  Comments (6)  
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