Valentines Day make – Sweetheart potpourri recipe
Working in a dried flowers shop I always have some dried roses to hand
so couldn’t resist making something a bit topical for Valentines Day yesterday.
For this potpourri recipe, you will need:
- About 1 litre of assorted dried rose buds and petals. I used mainly bright red rose buds, dark red rosebuds and cream rose petals, with a little bit of cream curly pod thrown in.
- Fragrance oil in a sweet fragrance – I used Claremont & May’s Pink Pepper & Lotus Pod.
- Plastic bag
Method – turn the dried flowers into potpourri
- Place the dried roses in a plastic bag and add a few drops of fragrance oil.
- Seal the bag and shake gently to disperse the oil.
- Leave sealed for a few hours for the oil to permeate.
- Display in your chosen bowl.
- Refresh with a drop or two more of oil as the fragrance fades.
[Avoid contact of the oil or potpourri with polished, painted or synthetic surfaces. Keep out of reach of children and pets. May mark textiles.]
Tips for making this potpourri recipe
- To gauge how many dried flowers you will need, one litre will fill one small bowl. That’s very roughly 200g rose buds or 100g rose petals depending on variety.
- I chose the above fragrance oil because it is sweet and floral. For a fruitier fragrance, try Claremont & May’s Pomegranate fragrance oil (no they’re not sponsoring my blog but I do think they produce some great fragrance blends!)
- Of course you can make a more natural potpourri using essential oils and orris root powder in the traditional way – find out more about potpourri making here.