Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Potpourri Update......

More additions...cardamom pods, star anise, and cinnamon stick pieces add a nice texture and a wee bit of depth to the scent. Some marjoram from the grocery store helps too. Its a strangely highly recommended herb for potpourri. Now if I could find some gosh darned essential oil for it I'd be happy..a Rose oil blend or some such. grr.

2 comments:

Tigerlily said...

I love potpourri. I've never actually had much success making my own, although I know it's easy. I seem to recall reading that you need something called Orris root to help hold the scent? Not sure where to get this. Was thinking maybe I'd check out Michael's Craft store. They'd probably have what you need there too.

Whaledancer said...

I have the orris. Its a fixative. I want an essential oil rather than a fragrance oil but may have to resort to it since noone seems to have rose essential oil (prohibatively expensive!!). I'll check with Melange Magique's selection of magical/fragrance oils. Thats where I got my orris.