I love flower season in my yard. We were lucky enough to purchase a home last year with a ton of mature flowering landscaping. Of course, we have added more flowers along with vegetable and herb gardens because I’ve never seen a plant sale I didn’t like! I often cut flowers for the house and when replacing faded flowers last week I decided to save the dried flowers to make homemade potpourri!
Unfortunately the roses don’t seem to keep their scent when they are dried but they are beautiful to look at! For my potpourri mix I used dried roses, mint, oregano, and rosemary but you can use any combination you like. (See below for 4 of my favorite potpourri recipes.) You can also use dried citrus (here is a great tutorial for drying orange slices.) I let my flowers and herbs dry naturally but if you are in a rush simply bake at 200 degrees on a baking sheet for an hour or so to dry them.
Once dry remove the leaves of the herbs and mix in a small bowl. If you want more scent or need to refresh your potpourri you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a spray bottle and mist the mixture as needed.
Homemade Potpourri Recipes
- Dried orange & apple slices, cinnamon sticks, clove, & bay leaves
- Dried lemon slices, rosemary, cinnamon sticks
- Dried flower heads, lavender, clove
- Dried roses (flowers or rose hips), rosemary, mint
Do you have a homemade potpourri recipe I should try? Leave it for me in the comments, I love trying new combinations!