Make your own potpourri


Make your own potpourri to perfume your favourite room in the house.

You will need:

Use as many of the following ingredients as you are able to collect: rosemary, rose petals and buds, lavender, scented geraniums, cloves, cinnamon, allspice.


Spread the flowers on trays in a warm and dark place like an airing cupboard, turning regularly. When they are dry mix them with the spices (crush the cloves). Either wrap the mixture in soft material bags which you can make or decorate yourself (The material needs to be soft enough for the smells to penetrate through. Alternatively take a jar or small pot which you can paint and decorate and fill with the mixture.

This will make any room smell perfumed.