Home Aromatherapy

Add a delightfully delicate scent to your house with three aromatic ideas. These home herbals make great gifts, too.
Simmering Potpourri

This herbal mix can be used with a potpourri burner or simmered right on the stove.

What You Need:
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Simmering Potpourri and Fireplace

  • Cellophane bags or airtight tins
  • 1/4 cup each of dried bay leaves, cedar tips, sage leaves, rosemary leaves, lavender leaves, marjoram blossoms, juniper berries, cinnamon sticks (broken into pieces), and orange peel (cut into 1/4- x 2-inch strips and air-dried until crisp)


1. Blend ingredients. Makes about 2 cups.

2. Place in packages. Mixture can be divided into up to 8 portions. Seal in plastic or cellophane bags, or store in an airtight tin.

3. Directions for use: If using a potpourri burner, place 1 tablespoon of potpourri in the top. Cover with water. Light candle in bottom of burner. Never leave unattended or within reach of children. To simmer on stove, place 1/4 cup potpourri and 2 cups water in an old pan; set on lowest heat. Do not allow to boil dry. Do not consume.

Continued on page 2:  Fireplace Herbs