For a quick potpourri recipe grab a bowl and mix together:
- Dried rose petals
- Dried rosemary
- Dried lavender
- Ground cloves
- Dried rosebuds
- Orange peel
- A few drops of lavender/rose oil
- A fixative like orris root
The purpose of a fixative is to reduce the rate at which the scents from the plants evaporate. Therefore, keeping the potpourri smelling better for longer.
Of course, there are a few factors that can impact how long the fragrance lasts for. It could be anywhere between a couple of months or years. You can increase the likelihood of the fragrance keeping by ensuring the bowl isn’t situated in the sun. Another way to keep the scent is to protect it in a glass container when not in use.
Using a few drops of essential oils is ideal for adding an extra boost of stronger, rich fragrance. You can choose one that suits your tastes. But some popular ones include lavender, citrus, cinnamon, lavender, and pine.