Beautiful Homemade Potpourri

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Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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


  1. Mix the dried petals together in a clean dry bowl.
  2. Spread out these petals in a 1/4 inch deep layer.
  3. Put a small amount of orris root over the petals layer.
  4. Next, pour 1 drop of essential oil in 4 separate spots on the petals.
  5. Repeat until all the petals have been used up.
  6. Now, once again, put everything in a large bowl.
  7. Wear your plastic gloves and toss or mix everything nicely.
  8. Put this entire mixture in a large container.
  9. Allow it to sit airtight and covered for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
  10. Then, remove and toss/mix again.
  11. 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!
  12. Enjoy!

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