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Potpourri Recipe

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This recipe for Potpourri, by , is from Godwin Family Reunion Cookbook 2007, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Craig and Anne Maree Holland
Added: Saturday, April 28, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. lavender flowers and leaves
4 c. rose petals
2 c. scented geranium leaves
1 c. lemon verbena leaves
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp rose geranium oil
1 tsp lavender oil
Several pieces of cinnamon stick
12 whole cloves

Directions:
Directions:
Dry flowers and leaves. Take a wide topped jar or earthenware crock. Put all flowers and leaves in and mix gently (be careful not to crush the dried leaves). Blend cloves and powdered cinnamon in a bowl, add oils and mix well into powders. Add the mixture to the dried flowers and mix gently and thoroughly. Add cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Cover crock well and leave for 1 month before using.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great for Christmas presents. Potpourri can be made using just about any flowers that smells nice so if you don't have all those ingredients, substitute what is in season in your area. Just be careful not to overdo the oils as it can be quite overpowering!

 

 

 

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