Citrus Zing Potpourri


1 oz each of lemon verbena,

lemon balm and lemon thyme

1/2 oz marjoram

1/4 oz crumbled bay leaf

1 tbsp crushed lemon peel

6 tbsp crushed orange peel

2 tbsp orris root powder

2 drops orange blossom oil

2 drops lemon oil


Mix all dry ingredients together in glass or metal container. Add both oils and mix well. Makes approximately one cup and is a refreshing scent for your kitchen or laundry room.

SUGGESTION: Place in a diffuser lamp. When the potpourri is heated, it will emit a stronger.

Citrus Peel:

Choose lemons, oranges or limes that are firm to the touch. Thinly pare the rind from the fruits, rub with pieces of orris root. NOTE: Push a whole clove through each piece of peel before drying. Place peel on a on a cake cooling rack which has been put onto a cookie sheet for better drying ciculation. Dry in a low over (200 degrees F) until crisp. Dried pieces can be added to your potpourri either whole or crushed.

SUGGESTION: A food dehydrator can be used to speed up the process.

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