Art & Craft Making rose potpourri at home


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How to make a rose potpourri

Rose petals
Essential oils
Spices and herbs

Collect or buy some fresh rose petals from a florist, and dry them in a flat pan or any other flat surface until they turn crisp. For each quart of petals, add one tablespoon fixative. Dry lavender, oak moss, sandalwood or orrisroot are available in chopped form at any herb store. Add your favourite spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, dried citrus peel and vanilla beans. Finally, add a few drops of essential oil from an aromatherapy range, or your favourite perfume. Seal the mixture in a jar, and let it mellow for 10 days.

Keep shaking the jar every couple of days so that the ingredients blend properly.

Place it in a porcelain bowl in the house, or make a sachet of potpourri and place it in your drawer.