Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Lavender Pot Pourri


4 cups dried lavender I have pale lavender and deep blue combined
3 tablespoons of round orris root powder (this is what fixes the perfume)
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, mace and allspice.
6 drops of lavender essential oil.

There are two methods of making pot pourri wet and dry. This method is the dry method.

2 days before you collect your ingredients together mix together the lavender essential oil with the orris root powder using a teaspoon to blend and combine the two together. Pop into a pot with a lid to mature for a couple of days.

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix really well. Then add the oil and orris root mixture and combine really well. Put the mixture into a paper bag or a kar with a lid and store away in a cool dark place for about 6 weeks for it to cure. Use as required, adding whole spices, leaves, flower heads, flower petals for decoration and to bulk out.

This can be used in an open bowl in scented sachets or in a proper pot pourri box or pot.

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