DIY Potpourri

Spinning a scarf around my neck, mug of tea in hand, I leave the confines of my house to wander out into the neighborhood. Slowly but surely, little blossoms and bulbs are popping up and its a lovely sight. While it’s only late February, this winter has been considerably more moderate than in the past and it feels like spring is quickly approaching us.

If you’re like me and excited for the chance to return outdoors without five layers or simply being poured down on, then you probably enjoy the sights and smells that come along with spring. A nice way to preserve a little bit of the season is by making your own potpourri!

Start by clipping your favorite fragrant blossoms: lavender, tulip, rose, calendula, rosemary, freesia, etc. Be sure to collect a significant amount (3 to 4 times the mass you want to end up with, as the flowers will shrink as they dry).

Tie the stems together and hang them up to dry. You can also dry them on a screen in a warm place, be sure to turn them every day so they can dry evenly.

Once they are fragile to the touch, break them up in a ceramic or wood bowl.

When mixing, you can add various essential oils and spices to mix up the scent or leave it natural.

Store it in jars, sharing the fragrance for special moments, or a dish to let the scent spread. For a more intimate option, tie some up in a sachet and add it to your clothes drawers.

12 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Veronique L.
Veronique L4 years ago

Thank you!

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thank you do much for sharing this!

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Jenna W.
jen b5 years ago

Cool! thanks for sharing

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Carole F.
Carole f5 years ago

i'm feeling so ready for spring and all those lovely fragrances, i could have written this! thank you so much for the pick-me-up today!

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Sheleen Addison
Sheleen Addison5 years ago

Very encouraging thank you

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Paula B.
Paula B5 years ago

thank heavens spring is around the corner

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Rebecca S.
Rebecca S5 years ago

thanks.

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Mary L.
Mary L5 years ago

What a great reminder of spring and summer when fall and winter come back.

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Carolyn M.
Carolyn M.5 years ago

Lovely to bring a bit of spring inside. Thank you.

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