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POTPOURRI RECIPES : Cherchez's Old English Rose:

December 29, 1990|Janet Kinosian

5 ounces pint rose petals

2 ounces red rose petals

2 ounces Roman chamomile flowers

1 ounce heather flowers

2 ounces quassia chips

2 ounces lemon grass

1 ounce powdered orrisroot

1 ounce oak moss, cut into 1-inch pieces

20 drops rose, tea rose, or rose geranium oil

1 whole rose heads in red and pink can be added to the top

Red and White Potpourri

1 quart red rose petals and blooms, and any pretty white flowers

2 ounces mixed sweet herbs

1 ounce rosemary

1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon crushed cassia

3 teaspoon ground mace

3 drops rose oil

2 drops rosemary oil

1 drop rosewood oil

Woodland Potpourri

3 ounces pink rosebuds

4 ounces patchouli leaves

2 ounces dark-red rose petals

2 ounces cedar shavings

1 ounce powdered orrisroot

8 drops patchouli oil

2 ounces peony petals

1 whole dried peony head in deep red adds a nice finishing touch

Winter Potpourri

1 quart mixed alder cones, pines cones, pine needles, juniper tips, and scented conifer tips

2 ounces mixed scented evergreen leaves, made up of: myrtle, bay, eucalyptus, and box

1 ounce fine-ground gum benzoin

1 ounce lavender

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

1/2 vanilla bean

2 drops lavender oil

2 drops pine oil

2 drops lemon oil

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