This is the best way to preserve the beauty and fragrance of a beautiful bouquet of fresh roses. Drying them make them great embellishments for cards, confetti for weddings and bridal showers, and potpourri. http://www.ehow.com/how_2293715_dry-rose-petals.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=inline&utm_campaign=fanpage
You want to add at least 8 drops of essential oil for each cup of plant material you're using. Two cups of dried flowers = 16 drops of essential oils. Once you've added the oils to the potpourri, place it into a plastic sealable baggie or a jar with a lid and let it soak in for a few days. Place it in a bowl; the scent will last for a few weeks before you need to replenish it. #potpourri
There are two basic types of homemade potpourri recipes: dried and simmering. Making dried potpourri - the kind that sits around in a bowl, letting off its wonderful scent - is fun, easy and affordable.