Nothing smells better than fresh citrus in the summertime or cool peppermint during winter. If you don’t like burning candles, try making your own potpourri. For a citrus mix: 2 tablespoons of dried orris root, 5 tablespoons of bearberry leaves, ½ cup of dried yarro blooms, ½ cup of lemon verbena, ¼ cup of dried safflower blossoms, ¼ cup dried orange slices, and several drops of either lemon or an essential oil. For a peppermint mix: ½ cup of dried rose petals, ¼ cup of black peppermint, 1 tablespoon of lemon rind, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of orris root.
Here’s a tip! After you have mixed all the ingredients, store them in a sealed container for a few days before you set it out to maximize the scent.
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Photo | Potpourri | by Lisa Cee (Lisa Campeau) on Flickr | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License