Learn to make gorgeous DIY Potpourri from a Floral Bouquet! Cut the tops off of flowers, oven dry them and add your favorite essential oil combo for the perfect mix! For more ideas like this see my Plants page.
I just became an essential oils nut and you can read more about how to get started using them in my Beginning Essential Oils post. One of the first things I thought I would make is my own Potpourri!
DIY Potpourri from a Floral Bouquet
My husband gave me a beautiful bouquet for my anniversary. The flowers looked like the kind you find in the fancy potpourri mixes you find in stores.
I thought what a great spring mix they would make. I dried out the flowers in the oven and for a great citrus scent, I added dried oranges and lemons too! See my Oven Dried Flowers post for the details on how to make them and my Oven Dried Oranges and Lemons too.
Potpourri is super easy to make. You need dried items such as flowers petals, dried blooms, dried citrus slices, fruit slices, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, dried pods, moss, barks leaves, cloves, whole nutmeg and any other dried herb or spice items. You can add shells, wood, and nuts to the mix as well.
Essential Oil Citrus Potpourri Recipe
- Dried flower tops
- Dried orange slices
- Dried lemon slices
- 10 drops of Sweet Orange oil
- 7 drops of Lemon oil
- 7 drops of Bergamot oil
Toss and blend the mix. Store in airtight container up to a week to infuse scent throughout blend. Add to a bowl to fragrance your home or bag it up to give as a gift. Refresh by adding more oils as the scent fades.
I hope I have inspired you to make your own potpourri!
Using essential oils as a fragrance is so much healthier for your home than chemical air freshers out there and with the right combination you can make some great homemade DIY potpourri recipes.