Since the start of spring, I’ve taken to buying more flowers again for my decor again. ‘Twas the season for bright colours everywhere! Here’s a small collage of my floral indulgence:
The rose petals remained so pretty and fragrant after I dried them (I never throw them out!) that I decided that it was time to make some potpourri. How hard could it be anyway? I mean, all I had to do was dry the petals. Since it was summer time, I left them in the sun and then cleaned a candle jar:
Then put several drops of pure lavender oil (or your oil of choice – I prefer lavender or jasmine) and keep the jar closed:
So to recap, I used:
- Dried rose petals and carnations or daisies for colour and variety
- A re-used candle jar to store dried petals
- Pure lavender oil
I left it for a full day before opening it again, to give the petals time to absorb the oil fragrance. It smells fab! I keep it in my powder room and it smells great all day. Sometime I close the cap to preserve the aroma and what is left behind lingers long enough to leave the room smelling great. It can be put in a bowl if you have a spot for it, and with the varying colours that also looks lovely!
And there you have it; a quick affordable and old school way to keep a room in your home smelling great.