Monday, November 28, 2011

Violet Potpourri

Violets are my second favorite childhood flowers. I remember running around the yard, searching for the purple flowers growing in the grass. Come summer, I plan to relive my childhood and collect the purple flowers to dry for this potpourri recipe.

Violet Potpourri

1 quart dried violet blossoms
1 cup dried rose petals
2 Tbsp sea salt
1/2 oz powdered orris root

Lightly crush violets and rose petals into a quart sized glass bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Stir with the handle of a wooden spoon or just use a stick. You can store potpourri in a glass jar, kept out of the sun until ready for use. To add more scent, mix in a drop or two of violet fragrant oil.

For more potpourri recipes, check out Potpourri, Incense, and Other Fragrant Concoctions by Ann Fettner.

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