Lavender Summer Rose Potpourri

My favorite family recipe is our summer potpourri that fills the air with its unique aroma. I like to use pink rose petals in my own mix, but any color will due. Mix and match flowers and spices to make it your own.

Lavender Summer Rose Potpourri

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried pink rose petals and leaves
  • 1 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 8 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 3 dried whole bay leaves
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orris root powder (acts as a fixative)

Directions:

Mix the dried flowers, bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon in a bowl then place mix in an airtight container for 5 days. Stir once a day. On the fifth day, add the sandalwood essential oil and the orris root. Cover for another 4 weeks. Stir once daily.

The Author:

Jennifer P.

Photo. Caprisco

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