Saturday, 27 January 2018

Rose and Spice Potpourri

This mixture has a dusty appearance because of the spices. A few perfectly dried rose buds, whole dried miniature roses or  dried petals can be used on the sides and tops of glass jars to brighten this beautiful but simple potpourri.


4 cups dried rose petals
1 cup mixture of freshly ground cinnamon, cloves and a little nutmeg
1/2 cup orrisroot powder ( Note: I used a couple of ground chips of rose resin as a fixative instead of orrisroot powder)
10 drops rose oil
Rosebuds, whole roses, or petals for decoration


Mix rose petals and spices thoroughly with your hands. Blend oil and orrisroot powder together with your fingers and add to the petals. Put mixture into an airtight container and allow to mellow for 3 weeks before transferring to jars or bowls.

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


  1. I have been given some rose bushes so am looking forward to making potpourri etc. in the future, Shiralee.

    1. Nanna Chel,
      Some of the petals will be good for your soaps too. Rose bushes are lovely to have but apparently take a lot of care. Hope you are enjoying the bit of rain we are having.

  2. Thank you for sharing this potpourri recipe. I'm sure the fragrance is lovely. I read some of your wonderful recipes on your blog and hope to make some soon. Enjoy your day, Pat

    1. Hi Pat,
      Thanks for leaving a comment. I hope you enjoy the recipes.