I love a great smelling room and I use various methods to keep the rooms in my house smelling fresh. One of the things I used is potpourri which I make myself. I’ve had some homemade DIY potpourri in my house for about 18 months now, it’s been sitting pretty in my lounge for all that time. Coming back home last week, the lady who cleans my house clearly decided that she’s had enough of it and she threw it out and cleaned out the glass bowl which I kept it in. I took her hint loud and clear and decided to make a fresh batch and I documented the process for anyone who is interested in making potpourri.
You will need an old-ish bouquet of flowers – I’ve had these for 2 weeks and they were starting to look pretty sad.
Cut off the bits that you need and place on an oven tray. Put in the oven on 140 C for 10 minutes, keep a close eye on the flowers because you just want them to dry out but not burn.
Remove from the oven and let them cool completely. Transfer to your container of choice and arrange as you please – this is where you can let your creative juices flow.
Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils, I used geranium oil in this instance. You will need to add essential oil once a week to maintain the smell. Other essential oils that I use are lavender and cedar-wood oils.
And that’s it! You can display your creation proudly and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.