Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Recipe for Winter Mix of Potpourri

Fun Winter Mix

Evergreen Cone
4 cups of mixed small evergreen cones, acorn tops and cedar chips 

1 cup broken bay leaves 

1 cup boxwood branches snipped into 1" lengths (or use bayberry leaves if available) 

1/2 cup bayberry bark, 1 cup oakmoss, 1/2 cup broken star anise 

If you have some dried red roses add 1/2 to 1 cup for more color 

Place 3 tablespoons of chopped orris root or chopped calamus root in a glass container with 3 tbs. of frankincense tears. Add 7 drops bayberry oil, 10 drops cedar oil, and 10 drops balsam or spruce oil. Stir till blended and oils are distributed evenly. Add to the remaining ingredients, then stir and place in a closed container for 3-4 weeks. 

**A note about powdered fixatives:  In potpourri that will be displayed, the powder can be seen and will look less attractive and will not hold the scent as well as chopped fixatives.

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