Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Potpourri

3 c. Fresh juniper sprigs -with berries
2 c. Red rosebuds
1 c. Bay leaves
1/4 c. Cinnamon chips
2 Tbs. Cloves
10 Drops rose oil
3 Drops pine oil
6 Drops cinnamon oil
1 Tbs. Orrisroot chips
5 Whole dried rose blossoms
3 Three-inch cinnamon sticks
20 Assorted pinecones, -painted gold

Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.

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