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!
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- 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
- 1Mix the dried petals together in a clean dry bowl.
- 2Spread out these petals in a 1/4 inch deep layer.
- 3Put a small amount of orris root over the petals layer.
- 4Next, pour 1 drop of essential oil in 4 separate spots on the petals.
- 5Repeat until all the petals have been used up.
- 6Now, once again, put everything in a large bowl.
- 7Wear your plastic gloves and toss or mix everything nicely.
- 8Put this entire mixture in a large container.
- 9Allow it to sit airtight and covered for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
- 10Then, remove and toss/mix again.
- 11Put 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!
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Nutritional Facts for Beautiful Homemade Potpourri
Serving Size: 1 (0 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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dried flower petals