It’s simple and fun to dry flowers, add turn them into potpourri by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils!

Of course, potpourri was a much bigger deal in the 80’s, but I haven’t recovered! I just love flowers and watching them dry and turn different, vibrant shades of loveliness.

What would a person do with potpourri you ask? Well, here are a few ideas:

You can put the dried, scented petals into small sachet bags and use them to give your clothing drawers a nice smell, or hang them in your closet or use them in your linen closet. Of course you could gift them too!

Note: sachet bags can be made easily by sewing small squares of lace {or some other sheer fabric} together and tying the top closed with thin ribbon. Or better yet, put a small rubber band around the neck of the bag to hold it tightly closed, and then tie a ribbon around that. If you want to take it a step further, you could sew a casing in the top of the bag and use ribbon as a drawstring.

It’s also nice to add potpourri to bath salts, just for color.

{It seems we’ve talked about making bath salts before, but here’s a little reminder since we’re in flower season!}

1 cup Epsom salts
about 5 drops essential oil (singles or blend)
2 tsp dried flower petals (optional)

You can use a little or a lot of these salts in a nice, relaxing bath. Very therapeutic and beneficial for you or someone you love. In a small, plain or decorative jar, this makes a fun friend gift.

I hope you are well on this summer day!

Sending you my love and best wishes.

Jacque

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