Last year I made some homemade potpourri, but in the form of using larger botanicals instead of the smaller pieces we normally think of potpourri of being.
The components were purchased in bulk quantities and then put together in sacks which I used for gifts.
The starting point was rose hips, which I flavored with orange and spice essential oils.
After the fragrance melded together, I used
1-1/2 cups of rose hips at the bottom of each sack, and then piled in the dried botanicals.
Botanicals used included dried artichokes, pomegranates, quince,
red repen flowers, cedar roses, lotus pods,
plumosum stars, protea flowers, and a few others.
It’s not only pretty for Fall, but the fragrance is nice too!
Many in Blogland are thinking Fall. It’s difficult for me with the temps we have had all Summer, but if you plan on creating your own personal concoction of potpourri, it’s time to get started to give the essential oils time to blend.
I hope you will join me for
on September 2.
I would be delighted if you would grab my party button, spread the word and join me!