Cottage Potpourri


Cottage garden mix
1 cup dried lavender flowers
1 cup dried rose petals
1 cup dried pinks (Dianthus)
1 cup dried scented geranium leaves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp dried grated lemon peel
2 tbsp orris-root powder
3 drops rose oil
3 drops geranium oil
Mix ingredients together in a covers container, and set aside for six weeks. Stir daily to distribute the fragrances.


 Sweet spring floral mix
1 cup dried lavender flowers and leaves
1 cup dried rose petals and leaves
1 cup dried jasmine flowers and leaves
1 cup dried alyssum flowers
1 cup dried heliotrope flowers and leaves
1 cup of dried rosemary
3 drops of lavender oil
2 tsp orris-root powder
Mix ingredients together in a covered container, and set aside for six weeks. Stir daily to distribute the fragrances.

Orris root powder is the dried powdered root of sweet flag (Iris). Orris root is used to keep in the scent of the essentials oils which evaporate over a couple of days. You don’t need Orris root powder to keep the scent of your essential oils in your potpourri fragrances. A few suitable alternatives are suggested below:
  
Gum benzoin
Myrrh and Frankincense (you can crush up incense sticks or cones)
Cinnamon powder or sticks
Cumin, coriander, and angelica seeds
Vanilla pods
Oak moss
Chamomile flowers
Geranium roots                    
Sandalwood oil
Cornstarch 


(Avoid essential oil contact with textiles, wood surfaces and painted surfaces. Keep away from pets and children)

Useful link: Potpourri 101


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

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