• Winter potpourri recipe with dried rose petals and cloves

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by in Christmas crafts, Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals, Potpourri making

    Winter rose potpourri recipe using dried rose flowers

    Here is a quick potpourri recipe to bring a warm spicy rose fragrance to your home.
    dried rose petal potpourri recipe ingredients

    For this potpourri recipe you will need

    (makes about a litre of potpourri)

    Cloves 2 to 3 handfuls
    Rose buds and petals (dried) about 10 handfuls
    Rose fragrance oil 6 drops
    Plastic bag or tupperware container
    Bowl to display
    dried flowers potpourri oil


    How to make this dried flower & spice potpourri

    Method
    1. Mix up the cloves and rose buds and petals in the plastic bag. The roses I chose were a mixture of small air dried petals and buds, with half a dozen larger dark red rose buds.
    2. At this stage, you can already smell the cloves, and this fragrance needs to be balanced by adding a little extra rose fragrance oil. Claremont and May’s Rose Otto is my favourite oil for this purpose. Add about 6 drops of oil to the bag.
    3. Tie the bag shut and shake gently to distribute the oil. Leave for an hour or two for the fragrance to permeate.
    4. Display the beautiful potpourri. I chose a vintage glass tankard for mine – the dried flowers are pretty through the tinted glass.
    dried rose petals potpourri recipe tankard
    Tip – refresh this potpourri by disturbing the petals from time to time. When this no longer works, repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
    [As usual, try not to get the oil on your skin, and avoid contact of the oil & finished potpourri with polished, painted and synthetic surfaces. Test first if using with textiles, and keep out of reach of children and animals.]

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    Shopping links – buy these dried flowers & spices

    Whole dried cloves   |   Rose Otto fragrance oil
    The rose petals and buds suitable for this potpourri recipe are:

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  1. […] Probably not that new, but still one of the most popular ways to use rose petals. Add a warm spicy fragrance to your home with this tutorial. […]

  2. […] Probably not that new, but still one of the most popular ways to use rose petals. Add a warm spicy fragrance to your home with this tutorial. […]