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homemade DIY potpourri

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. 

homemade DIY 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.

homemade DIY potpourri

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.

homemade DIY potpourri

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.

homemade DIY potpourri

And that’s it! You can display your creation proudly and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Lebogang

    A decor expect, hair blogger&vlogger, and so much more. You are a lady of many talents. I will definitely try that.

    May 17, 2016 at 09:19
    • Reply Lungi

      Hehehhe, thank you for the comment Lebogang

      May 17, 2016 at 16:08
  • Reply Simpz

    Wooow this is awesome, i’ll try my hand at this when my son is 5 and he knows that if ‘you break you ‘die’ Lol

    May 17, 2016 at 10:04
    • Reply Lungi

      Lol! At Mlondi’s current age, you aren’t allowed to have any nice things.

      May 17, 2016 at 16:11
  • Reply Ika

    This is such a great idea Lungi, you know I normally throw away flowers after events. I’m going to try this. Will let you know how I get on.

    May 24, 2016 at 15:29
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