Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to Make Homemade Potpourri

How many of you have ever made your own homemade potpourri? Making your own potpourri is a very easy process when you own a food dehydrator. The great folks over at Excalibur Dehydrators sent over step by step instructions and photos on how you can make your own potpourri. It is a great way to get your own home smelling great and it makes for a heartfelt gift to give to others. The instructions and photo is courtesy of Excalibur Dehydrators.

While completing crafty projects at home, Excalibur Dehydrators offers commercial-grade results. The units are equipped with patented Parallex™ Horizontal Air Flow and Hyperwave™ Fluctuation Technology for the most efficient heating and drying combination on the market.

Gerry's Lavender Potpourri

1 cup lavender blossoms
2 cups lemon verbena leaves
2 tsp orrisroot powder
1 cup pink rose petals
1 cup white carnation petals

Dry petals in dehydrator at 95°F/ 35°C until crisp. Lightly mix flowers in a bowl and sprinkle with orrisroot powder (a preservation). Store in jars for 1 month in a cool, dark place. Then place in decorator jars.

Spicy Potpourri

1 quart dried roses, mixed colors
¾ cup dried lavender flowers
1 tsp powdered cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cloves
1 T. dried rosemary
1 T. benzoin (preservative) or 1 T. orrisroot powder
10 drops oil jasmine

Lightly mix all ingredients, add oil of jasmine for a long-lasting fragrance and store.

About Excalibur Dehydrators: Since 1974, Excalibur Food Dehydrators have changed the way people all over the world prepare and preserve food. Compact enough to fit on your kitchen counter, the Excalibur Dehydrator replaced sun drying, solar drying, and oven drying. The electrical dehydrator created a more predictable dehydration method that allowed people to dry 24 hours a day, come rain or shine. Excalibur Dehydrators are the only home appliance that incorporates the Parallexx™ Horizontal-Airflow Drying System for best performance, thermostat adjustability, speed, durability, clean-ability and versatility. Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, meats and fish for jerky, herbs and nuts in the comfort of your home. Excalibur Dehydrators are up to 10-times faster than common round dehydrators, and are available in a variety of sizes, including commercial and non-commercial grade units.

Disclosure: This is a guest post. No compensation was received.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank You For Leaving Me A Message! Happy Crafting :)