Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY Lavender Potpourri

While simply adding fragrant cuttings to your wreaths will give them a soft scent, another way to embellish your wreath with for a stronger fragrance is by attaching tiny sachets of potpourri.
And making your own potpourris can be a lot of fun!

If you've never made potpourri, you may think it would be too complicated to mess with.  Well, I'll let you in on a little secret...It's as simple as can be!

Today, I am sharing a modern Lavender Potpourri recipe (no orris root needed!) that you can make in no time at all, and you probably have one of the ingredients hidden in your pantry.

          Lavender Potpourri ~

          This is an Oh-So-Simple recipe...
          perfect for filling little sachets.               

          1/2 pound Dried Lavender Flowers
          Dried Orange Peel from 1 Orange ~
          "Ooh, I haven't had a juicy orange, lately!"
          1/8 ounce of Oil of Lavender

          Grind together 3 TBSP of Lavender Flower
          with the Dried Orange Peel & place in a bowl.
         Add Oil of Lavender to the bowl and combine.*
 Now, mix in the rest of your Lavender Flowers.   Make a sweet little fabric sachet to be filled with this lovely mixture.

That's it...Simple, so simple.

These fragrant sachets can be tied to your wreath, put by your bedside, maybe...tucked in a pocket pillow for any room you choose or shared as a sweet not-so-traditional "Thank You" gift!

*Be careful not to get full strength essential oil on your skin.  

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