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Make Potpourii from drying flowers from your garden.
- Collect a variety of flowers from your garden in an assortment of colors throughout the season hanging them or laying them out to dry. The best time to cut Most of the long-lasting scent of potpourri doesn't come from the flower petals themselves but from the delightful essential oils that you can purchase from gift and craft stores. Essential oils today cover a wide range of delightful fragrances. The dried flower petals from your garden can be scented to smell like rose, lavender, jasmine, or any fragrance you like by putting a few drops of oil on your dried-flower mixture and stirring gently. Then seal the mixture in a jar or plastic container until ready to use. However, it's best to let it rest for several days before taking out a scoop so the mixture mingles together. Look for some nice decorative bowls to display your lovely creation in and give your living spaces the most delightful aroma. Refresh your potpourri with the essentials as needed. Also, your potpourri will make wonderful gifts for family and friends.