Using Herbs to freshen up the room
Potpourri is a mixture of dried herbs and spices that are mixed in an airtight container. The fragrance lasts for months, even years! It can be used as a room scent or bath scents. This article will give you all the information about how to make pot pourri yourself. You’ll also find out what ingredients you need and where to buy them from.
What are the ingredients to make a perfect Potpourri at home?
It would help if you had these basic things before starting with this project – a glass jar, some cotton balls, some muslin cloth, a pair of scissors, tweezers, a knife, a spoon, a measuring cup, a bowl, a mixing spoon, a filter, a funnel, a small bottle filled with water, a wooden stick, a candle holder, a lighter/matchstick, etc.
What kind of Dry Herbs Should I Use?
The best thing to do is get fresh herbs because their aroma is more intense and better lasting. But suppose you don’t want to go through the trouble of drying them. In that case, you may choose any other type of herbs like rosemary, lavender, cinnamon sticks, lemon peel, cloves, nutmeg, peppermint leaves, cardamom pods, bay leaf, ginger root, basil, thyme, marjoram, oregano, sage, coriander seeds, cumin seed, fennel seed, clove bud, dill weed, tarragon, chives, parsley, mint and so forth.
A Step by Step guide in Making a Potpourri at home
If you live in America, then many places sell good quality herbs and spices. Popular ones include Indian grocery stores, supermarkets, health food shops, spice markets, and online websites. Here’s a list of some familiar names -Basmati Rice, Black Pepper, Cardamon Seeds, Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves, Dry Ginger Root, Fenugreek Leaves, Garlic Cloves, Ginger Powder, Turmeric powder, Indian Basil, Mace, Nutmeg, Poppy Seed Oil, Rose Petals, SaffronThreads, Vanilla Extract, White Mustard Seeds, etc.
This recipe makes around 40-50 pieces of Potpourri, depending upon the size of the jar.
Make sure that the lid fits tightly onto the top of the pot.
1) Take a clean and sterilized glass jar. Add enough oil into the jar until the bottom part becomes slippery when touched by fingers.
2) Now, take handfuls of herbs and place them inside the jar. Do not pack too densely otherwise, and the oils won’t sleep properly. Also, ensure that the herbs are spread evenly throughout the pot.
3) Place the lids over the jars and screw down tight. Leave overnight. If you forget to cover the jars, leave them open for a few days, after which close them again and let them sit another night. Repeat this process till all the herbs are entirely soaked up by the oil. Alternatively, you could keep the jar outside during summer nights and in winter evenings.
4) Once done, remove the tops and gently shake the jars to mix the contents well. Then put back the covers and store away somewhere cool and dark. potOpen the pot once every week to release the fragrant smell. It also works excellent with candles. You can even try using it as a natural air freshener.
5) When ready to use, light a matchstick or lighter flame and hold it near the jar opening to burn off the excess oil.
6) This can be used as a room fragrance or an outdoor scent.
7) To preserve the potency of the herb, avoid storing it in direct sunlight. Store it in a cupboard where it gets plenty of ventilation.
8) If stored correctly, you should have no problem smelling the delicious herbal blend for years to come. Enjoy!
How long does the aroma of a potpourri last?
The perfume will remain strong for about two months after being made. However, it depends on how often you open it to enjoy its lovely aroma.
How much potpouri to use?
There is no specific amount needed, but it depends on how large your jars are. For example, if your jars are 1 liter each, you should add 2 cups of dry herbs per jar. If they are smaller than that, then follow the same proportion. So, for instance, if your jars are 500ml each, you would add 3 ½ cups of dry herbs per one jar.
What Else Should I Know When making A potpourri?
• Keep out of reach of children.
• Avoid contact with eyes.
• Wear gloves while handling.
• Use only essential oils.
• If irritation occurs immediately, rinse skin thoroughly with water.
• Discontinue use if rash develops.
• Consult the doctor before use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Not suitable for external use.
• May cause an allergic reaction.
Thus, Potpourri makes your room smell beautifully good. Keep contact with nature, and it will be Time to heal Naturally! You will be taking complete advantage of our nature to soothe your minds without causing any side effects. Compared to the other chemical options available to you., repair you.