This lemon potpourri is a great way to scent your home naturally. Sachets of homemade potpourri also make thoughtful holiday gifts. Before following the recipe below, you’ll need to make a mixture of 4 ounces of powdered orrisroot (Iris spp.) and 1/2 fluid ounce of essential oil. (In the recipe below, you’ll need to make three separate orrisroot mixtures.) Mix the orrisroot and oil in a small screw-top jar and let it sit for a couple of days, shaking occasionally; it is then ready to use in the recipe.
Source: Sheen, Joanna. Herbal Gifts. London: Ward Lock, 1991.
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