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Homemade Potpourri 101: {How-To}

There are three components of potpourri:

BottledFixative:

Fragrance:

Filler:

Tools Needed To Make Your Own:

How To Store:

Types To Make

Dry:

Moist:

Ingredient Ideas

Flowers & Filler Suggestions:

Herbs:

Spices:

Dried Fruits:

Fixatives:

General Rule of Thumb For Ratio:

How Do You Pronounce It?

Here’s a simple Rose Jar project that you can make using rose leaves…

Gather leaves when dry. Spread out in a dark room on paper and sprinkle with salt. When thoroughly dry, put 1 qt. petals in a pan and put this mixture over them:

Keep in covered jar. When you wish to use it, shake well and leave cover off. You can add a few Rose Geranium leaves or dried mint leaves.

Source: These directions are from the Kitchen-Klatter Magazine, July, 1952