Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Orange Christmas Potpourri Recipe

Another orange potpourri recipe! This one makes me think of Christmas. The recipe comes from The Rodale Herb Book - How To Use, Grow, And Buy Nature's Miracle Plants.

2 cups orange peel
1 cup lemon peel
1/2 cup orange leaves
1/2 oz cinnamon
1/2 oz nutmeg
1 oz spearmint
1 oz orris root (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.

For more great potpourri recipes, check out The Book of Potpourri: Fragrant Flower Mixes for Scenting & Decorating the Home

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