a small bowl put your fixative which is orris root.
(Orris Root helps to hold the scent, this is why it is called a
Now is the time to add any other powders like cinnamon, or nutmeg,
or other spices.
Add 7-9 drops of fragrance oil or essential oil per 1 tablespoon
of orris root.
Mix this together really well and then store in an airtight container
for 1-7 days.
The longer you store the stronger it gets.
After your orris root has cured , mix your other ingredients together.
Add your orris root fixative to the other dry ingredients
Place in an airtight container and leave in a dark place for 4-6
Shake the container daily
After the curing time, transferr the potpourri to your decorative
container of choice.
Suggested combinations of ingredients
cinnamon sticks or pieces
cloves and rosehips
scent with apple cinnamon fragrance oil
rosebuds and petals
angel wings colored
straw flowers colored
scent with lavender or rose or musk
Globe Flowers white
small pine cones
Angel wings white
Scent with Christmas Pine Fragrance oil
Use your imagination! These make great gifts!
All the essential oils and fragrance oils sold at Glenbrook Farms
can be used in potpourri.
About the author: Lucinda Jenkins is a retired nurse and herbal
consultant. She owns Glenbrook Farms Herbs and Such, an herb farm
in North Florida and a great on-line herb,spice, tea and soap shop.