Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
To make good potpourri, one needs to start with flowers that are dried or freeze-dried. The 3 basic factors one must look at when buying flowers to make a potpourri are: colour, texture and season appeal. Once these flowers have been thoroughly dried, start making your potpourri. Fresh flowers should NOT be used because they will have a mold & mildew smell, and, ultimately be tossed out. Enjoy this recipe which is from the book 'The Good Earth Bath, Beauty & Health Book' by Casey Kellar!
- 3 cups dried flower petals, pods and leaves (mixed - Use dried petals from lavender, roses, hydrangea, globes, marigolds and babies breath)
- 12 drops essential oils
- 2 tablespoons orrisroot powder
- Mix the dried petals together in a clean dry bowl.
- Spread out these petals in a 1/4 inch deep layer.
- Put a small amount of orris root over the petals layer.
- Next, pour 1 drop of essential oil in 4 separate spots on the petals.
- Repeat until all the petals have been used up.
- Now, once again, put everything in a large bowl.
- Wear your plastic gloves and toss or mix everything nicely.
- Put this entire mixture in a large container.
- Allow it to sit airtight and covered for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
- Then, remove and toss/mix again.
- Put the beautiful potpourri in bowls and enjoy it or you could pack it in very pretty bags and tie it with a cute little bow to give away as gifts!