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by Penny Keay

Has your potpourri from last fall and winter become neglected?? Don't throw it out!! Just revive it!!

Simply add your favorite essential oils to your potpourri, shake or stir it up and you are ready to enjoy it again for several more weeks.

To me this is a time to experiment with new combinations and /or use up old oils that are about to expire.

Of course, you can buy new ingredients too, but why not freshen up what you already have?

For those that don't want to mess with that we do have cute little potpourri dishes. All you have to do with them is add a few cotton balls with your favorite scents dropped on them. Replace the cover and let the essential oils evaporate over time. (You can put potpourri petals, shavings, etc in the dishes too).

Here is a Flowery blend you can add to your Potpourri dish

Rosewood - 4 drops
Geranium - 3 drops
Grapefruit - 2 drops
Petitgrain - 2 drops
Palmarosa - 2 drops
Orange - 2 drops

Blend then drop onto the contents of your Potpourri dish.

Woodsy Potpourri Blend

Sandalwood - 4 drops
Patchouli - 3 drops
Vanilla - 2 drops
Nutmeg - 2 drops
Ylang Ylang - 3 drops
Lime - 3 drops

Blend and add to your Potpourri dish. Stir as needed. Refreshed as needed.

Don't have a Dish filled with Potpourri?

This is easy to fix. Here is a simple recipe to mix together.

Pine Needles, Cedar Shavings, Putka Pods, Orange Peels or Slices, Cinnamon Sticks, and anything else you would like to add.

This blend of botanical plants and parts will give you an easy base to add your essential oils or other scenting oils.

Some suggestions for scenting that are quick and easy include: Celebration Blend , Winter's Warmth Blend and Conifer Blend

Adding these to Fiber Bits - a natural organic fiber by-product made from corn cobs - will help to extend the scenting of your potpourri. As you may be aware of, essential oils evaporate rather quickly. Using the fiber bits will help slow the evaporation rate.

If you want, you might want to consider using the Fragrant Fixin's Fragrance Oil, made with Essential oil and natural botanical extracts that come in scents such as Christmas Tree, Spiced Oranges, Sunny Spices or any other fragrance you might find exciting and fun to try.

The Fragrant Fixin's blends have longer lasting scenting as they use a synthetic fixative to help slow down the rate of evaporation.

You can then simply add any blend of essential oils or Fragrant Fixin's you would like to scent this mixture.

Be creative, have FUN! There is no right or wrong way to create your own potpourri.

For an easy to follow potpourri instructional video See our HOW TO VIDEOS linked from our Shopping site. It will show you the basics. Simply choose your own 'ingredients' and scents. It really is just that simple.

All the products listed in the article are available at our Shopping Site - see link below.

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