Winter rose potpourri recipe using dried rose flowers
Here is a quick potpourri recipe to bring a warm spicy rose fragrance to your home.
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
How to make this dried flower & spice potpourri
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.
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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