Mother Earth Living

Now & Then: Make Rose Potpourri

Keep your Valentine's memories sweet.
By The Herb Companion staff
February/March 1997
Add to My MSN

Content Tools

Your Valentine’s Day roses become more than a faded memory when they form the base of a beautiful, fragrant potpourri. 

• Combine dried ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl: 2 cups dried rose petals, 1/3 cup dried lavender flowers, 1/4 cup dried rose hips, 2 tablespoons cloves, and 2 tablespoons star anise. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped dried orrisroot.

• Add just a few drops of essential oil, either a single kind or a combination. We used essential oils of rose, rose geranium, lavender, and vanilla. Mix.

• Put the potpourri in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Set it aside for about six weeks while the fragrances blend.








Post a comment below.

 














Subscribe Today!

Pay Now & Save 58% Off the Cover Price

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here