Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rose Lilac Potpourri

Rose and lilac were everywhere where I used to live, and they will be again once I am set up in my new home. This potpourri recipe comes from The Rodale Herb Book - How To Use, Grow, And Buy Nature's Miracle Plants.

3 cups rose petals
2 cups lilac
2 cups marjoram
1 oz orris root

Do not use metal utensils when making potpourris. Use wood, enamel, or ceramic.

For sachets, finely crush all the herbs with a mortar and pestle. For potpourri, keep the herbs and peels coarsely broken.

After mixing the potpourri, transfer the herbs to a wide mouth glass jar. Screw lid on tightly and keep in a dark place for roughly 4 months. Once a week, stir the potpourri with the handle of a wooden spoon, recap, and put away.

For more herbal crafting ideas, check out The Complete Book of Nature Crafts: How to Make Wreaths, Dried Flower Arrangements, Potpourris, Dolls, Baskets, Gifts, Decorative Accessories.

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