Recipes and ideas to make your own household items

Make your own homemade Potpourri

Bring the wonderful aroma of garden flowers inside your home.

To make 1 bowlful

  • 10 dried marigold blossoms
  • 6 dried geranium leaves
  • Dried petals from 5 roses
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender
  • 2 teaspoons orris root
  • 2 drops rose fixative

Combine all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Then set out in bathrooms, living rooms or the bedroom for a sweet, flowery scent.

Pine variation This mix re-creates the scent of a forest.


  • 16 tablespoons snipped balsam needles
  • 20 miniature pine cones
  • 8 tablespoons rose hips
  • 2 teaspoons orris root
  • 2 drops pine-scented fixative.

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