Find Out How To Make Herbal Potpourri

Find Out How To Make Herbal Potpourri

Making your own herbal potpourri is super easy and a enjoyable wintertime project! Plus, it is a fantastic present idea, excellent to make with kiddos, and an ideal addition to holiday ambiance, sock drawers, cars, or the laundry basket. Who doesn't love all-natural botanical fragrance?

So, is crafting potpourri as simple as it seems to be? Yes, with one surprising however necessary step – adding a fixative blended with essential oils. A fixative can be any number of ingredients including orris root powder, frankincense powder, myrrh gum powder, angelica root powder, calamus root powder, or benzoin gum powder.

I desire to make use of orris root powder, which comes from the rhizome of two species of European iris. The rhizomes resemble ginger and are harvested in August, stripped of their rootlets and bark, and dried till they have a chalky appearance. Dried orris root smells like violets and is commonly used in natural toothpastes and as a fixative in perfumes to enhance different aromas.

When making your potpourri, attempt to discover a balance of coloration, dimension, and texture, and don't fret too much about the scent of your dried herbs since they will absorb the scent of your essential oil blend. You will be able to enjoy the aroma for weeks! You should use any number and mixture of herbs that you just like. I attempt to discover a nice mix of cumbersome and curiously shaped herbs along with light and fluffy herbs for softening the blend.

This mix is good and seasonal with a light floral touch and would be great to have around the house this vacation season. As soon as blended up, fill a decorative bowl close to the entrance of your house, avoiding direct sunlight.

Combine dry herbs together in massive bowl, folding and fluffing gently.
Place 2 Tablespoons of Orris Root Powder in a small mixing bowl and add essential oil blend.
Mix along with small whisk, pestle, or fork till totally incorporated.
Wearing rubber gloves, pour fixative mixture over herbs and fold together till totally incorporated.
Place in air tight container for storage, bag up in small present packs for family and friends, or place some in small bowls around the house for brightening up your holiday home!