Friday, April 22, 2016

Making My Own Potpourri!

Recently, I cut two roses from two different rose bushes in my yard.  

Did I mention that they were fragrant roses? 

I brought them inside, put them in a small vase and enjoyed their beauty and fragrance for several days, and then the petals started falling off ...

.... so I carefully picked them up and spread them out on a plate.  

The plate is now sitting on a window seal where the rose petals will dry.

Once the petals are completely dry I'll put them in a jar and add dried lavender flowers that I grew last year as a fixative.  (A fixative is something that will hold and preserve the scent.  There are other things that will work as a fixative, but lavender is what I have on hand right now.)

At this point I have the option of adding other dried herbs or flowers and a couple drops of essential oil (of your choice).  Here again, I'll use one of the essential oils I have on hand.

Next, a lid will go on the jar and a good shaking is in order.

I'll leave it for at least 10 days giving the jar a good shake occasionally.

Then, I'll place the potpourri in a dish to enjoy or give it as a gift.


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