Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lemon Potpourri Recipe

I love the smell of lemon. It's fresh, clean, and helps to clear my head. This recipe comes from The Rodale Herb Book - How To Use, Grow, And Buy Nature's Miracle Plants.

1 qt. lemon verbena leaves
1 cup lemon peel
1 cup violets
2 cups rose geranium
1 oz clary sage (fixative)

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.

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