Thursday, January 20, 2011

~~ Potpourri Recipes~~


Simmering Potpourri:

3 tbsp rose petals
2 tbsp chamomile
1 tbsp coriander
1 tbsp lavender
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 vanilla bean (or 4 drops vanilla eo)
2 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
4 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
2 cups water
4 tsp rosemary
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp sage
1 tbsp fennel
1 tsp dill seed
1 tsp juniper berries
2 cups water
6 tbsp peppermint
1 tbsp spearmint
1 tbsp rosemary
1 tbsp dried lemon peel
1 tbsp dried lime peel
2 cups water
Magickal Powers
4 tbsp dried orange peel
4 tbsp whole allspice
2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground cloves
4 cups water
Country Woodstove
4 tbsp whole allspice
4 tbsp cinnamon bark
4 tbsp whole cloves
4 tbsp dried orange peel
1 tbsp whole coriander
4 tbsp dried lemon peel
4 cups water
Herbal Mix
1/4 cup dried bay leaves
1/4 cup cedar tips
1/4 cup sage leaves
1/4 cup rosemary leaves
1/4 cup lavender
1/4 cup marjoram
1/4 cup juniper berries
1/4 cup cinnamon stix (broken up)
1/4 cup orange peel
4 cups water

Sweet and Spicy Rose
2 cups dried cedar tips
2 cups rose petals
12 1-inch cinnamon stix
1/2 cup whole cloves
1 cup star anise
1 cup hemlock cones
1/2 cup juniper berries
1/3 oz rose oil
1/3 oz cinnamon oil
Spicy Blend
1/4 cup orange peel
1/4 cup broken cinnamon stick
1/4 cup whole cloves
1/4 cup whole allspice
1/4 cup lemon verbena
10 broken bay leaves
Mix all in large bowl
Spicy Lemon Verbena
1/2 cup lemon verbena
1/4 cup calendula
1/8 cup cinnamon
1/4 tbsp cloves
1/4 tbsp orris root mixed with 5 drops lemon oil
Wild Flower Fields
1/4 cup elder flowers
1/4 cup chamomile flowers
1/4 cup uva ursi
1/2 cup calendula
2 tbls dried orris root mixed with 2 drops lavender oil

After Potpourri is made and dried, add 6 drops of your favorite essential oil to every cup of dried potpourri mix. Keep it in a closed container for a few weeks to allow scent to penetrate plant material. Stir the mixture daily.

Orris root helps to preserve the fragrance of the herbs and flowers, it has little scent of its own so it is a good base to use in your potpourri mix. * Use 2 tablespoons of the dried orris root per cup of dried potpourri mix. When your potpourri's start to lose their smell, just refresh the mix with essential oils.


  1. These recipes are wonderful.

    Do you have a particular vendor you use for purchasing essential oils? I know mine have become out of date and the online supplier I used in the past has a tremendous shipping mark up these days.

  2. Dear Mina,
    Ty for taking an interest in my blog. I am new at blogging. I have only been doing it for a few days. I used to blog a lot at Myspace. But they have done a complete overhaul.....and needless to say, they tried to fix something that, in my opinion, wasn't broken. And now it is a horrid place to be. So my son taught me how to blog. And I shamelessly hate to admit......I'm addicted.
    I have ALWAYS been a person who loves to communicate; whether it be orally, or in the written form. I guess you could say I have the gift of "gab". And any venue where it allows me to express my self, I tend to flow like a "babbling brook"
    But in response to you comment on my blog"Come Sit A SPELL"....essential oils, I usually buy online as well. I dabble in this and some of that. But I usually purchase mine from Puritan Pride amazingly enough....they have a deal, you buy 2, you get 3 free. You can't beat that! Unless you make your own essential oils from scratch. Which hopefully I learn to do this year. I want to take a class on aromatherapy and such, if I can afford too, and learn as much about that as possible. I hope this helps you any?....and once again, Ty for taking an interest in my blog post.