DIY – Homemade Potpourri!

December 7, 2014

Potpourri

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Growing up, my mother would have potpourri all over the house.  In the living room, bedrooms and the bathroom.  I’ll admit, they sure did smell good. But, knowing what I know now, the perfumes were likely synthetic and toxic.

I thought I would share this truly inexpensive, creative way to add some healthy, Christmas scents into your home. Or, simply find little glass jars, wrap them in a bow and use them as a hostess gift over the holidays!

You’ll need a variety of the below ingredients:

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 Your favourite whole spices and herbs.  Here are few recommendations:

Orange, lime, lemon peels
Star Anise
Bay Leaves
Cinnamon Sticks
Vanilla Beans, cut into small pieces
Cardamom Seeds
Dried Apple Slices
Candied Ginger
Whole Cloves
All Spice
Whole Nutmeg

Add 3-5 drops of your desired essential oil. Here are some recommendations:

Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Cassia essential oil
On Guard Protective Blend
Vetiver essential oil
Wild Orange essential oil
Clove essential oil
Ginger essential oil
Cardamom essential oil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place desired herbs and spices into a container or bowl. Mix and assemble as desired.
2. Add 3-5 drops of your favourite essential oil or mix a few up.
3. Set in a decorative bowl and every few days, add a additional drops to refresh the scents.

If you have an interest in purchasing some essential oils, email me at eatlifebalance@gmail.com.