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Potpourri Recipes

Some combination ideas and the basic recipe for creating your own

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!