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Potpourri Recipes

Floral Blend

  • 1/4 cup pink roses
  • 1/4 cup lemon verbena
  • 1/4 cup lavender
  • 1/4 cup chamomile
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup eucalyptus
  • 1/4 cup broken stick cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons orris root
  • 4 drops rose oil
  • 2 drops lavender oil

Woodsy Blend

  • 1/4 cup cedar shavings
  • 1/4 cup broken cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup oak moss
  • 1/4 cup balsam needles
  • 1/4 cup eucalyptus
  • 1/4 cup lemon verbena
  • 1/4 cup birch bark curls
  • 1/4 cup hemlock cones
  • 2 tablespoons orris root
  • 3 drops each bay, balsam and cedar oils


Spicy Blend

  • 1/4 cup orange peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup broken cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup whole allspice
  • 1/4 cup lemon verbena
  • 8 broken bay leaves


Tropical Blend

  • 1/4 cup orange blossoms
  • 1/4 cup orange peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon verbena
  • 1/4 cup calendula
  • 1/4 cup chamomile
  • 1/4 cup broken cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons orris root
  • 3 drops each gardenia, orange and hyacinth oils


Your Own Blends
To create original blends, use this basic formula:

  • 1 cup fragrant flowers
  • 1/2 cup herbs
  • 1/4 cup whole or broken spices or citrus peel
  • 2 tablespoons chipped orris root
  • 5-10 drops essential oil

You can vary this as you gain confidence, experimenting with new combinations by crushing a few petals or leaves together in your fingers - at the very least, your hands will smell good!

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