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Aromatic Potpourri in Your House

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There is a great way to scent your house the natural way. Everybody likes when a house smells clean and fresh. With just a few herbs and spices and some essential oils, you can create an aromatic blend that can be used simply as an aromatic potpourri. It is a good idea to decorate the house with barely visible haze flavor, which is soothing or invigorating, refreshing and spicy. An aromatic potpourri, an original motley mixture of dried herbs, will help us.


Homemade assorted name “potpourri” comes from the French word “potpourri” which means “cuts”. This is the common name of a mixture of compositions of herbs, spices, essential oils, and other aromatic compounds, which are placed in glass jars of beautiful shapes or open baskets and vases and they are used for a flavor and a decoration of the places.

Making a Fragrant Potpourri with Your Hands Is a Snap

Dried Herbs

Dried Herbs

You will need to use, of course, only natural ingredients. Collect aroma mixtures. You will need dry plant materials, such as dried flowers, petals, leaves, pinecones, wood chips. All of these ingredients can be found in your local market, your garden and at one of the on-line herb emporiums Of course, the finished aroma composition can be bought in the store, but it is much more fun, if you make aroma mixtures by yourself.

You can use buds, petals, fruits, leaves and seed heads of beautiful and fragrant plants and any aromatic materials you find a home, dried hibiscus petals  dried rose petals, rose, lavender, cinnamon sticks and star anise.

Drying the plants is better in a dry, dark place to preserve their natural color. When the plants are dry, place all the ingredients in a tightly closed jar and let them infuse in a dark place for 2-3 weeks.

Aroma Composition

Aroma Mixture

Aroma Mixture

Aroma mixture is ready, now it is time to arrange the dried mixture and sprinkle potpourri with essential oils. We form a composition into a suitable container. It may be a small flowerpot, glass or glazed ceramic bowl, a basket, original vase or bowl. The main thing is that you will liked it. Put all the dry plant material in the selected bowl and shape into a composition of your desire. What it will be depends on your imagination! To create a blend of essential oils you can use the offered recipes, or create your own original flavor. To do this, mix all the oil in brown glass container and stir well, just move the container between the palms. Remember, your mixture must include special essential oils or oil, absolutes that keep a fragrance for a long time. These might include the oil of cedar, incense, oak moss, myrrh, sandalwood, and patchouli.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

When ordering essential oils, be sure to order an eyedropper or two to disperse the oil, always sold in the supplies section. Always use glass bowls and enamel or stainless steel pans and utensils, as the essential oils can react with metals and plastics, causing pitting and permanent staining and can alter the scent.

Inviting East Oil Mixture

  •  11 drops of orange oil
  • ginger oil – 6 drops
  • 8 drops of cinnamon oil
  • 1 drop of oil of nutmeg
  • 4 drops of oil incense exotic voyage
  • 3 drops of jasmine
  • 9 drops of sandalwood oil
  • 12bergamot oil
  • 6 drops of grapefruit oil

Add 6-8 drops of the oil mixture to a composition of dried plants. If the bowl is too large, it is permissible to instill a little more of oil mix. When the fragrance will diminish, just add a few drops of essential oils.

Citrus Melody Oil Mixture

  •  5 drops of lemon oil
  • 8 drops of grapefruit oil
  • 12 drops of bergamot oil
  • 4 drops of Ylang Ylang
  • 6 drops of cedar oil

If you there is no time for you to gather ingredients for potpourri yourself, you may look for and get a ready-mix in the shops. However, when buying the mixture, make sure it does not have any smell, because manufacturers often flavor the mixture with synthetic fragrances that can be harmful to your health.


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