Sweet-and-Spicy Rose Potpourri

Centuries ago, royal cooks boiled rosewater and sugar to scent kings' quarters. Even today, roses remain the preferred ingredient for potpourri.

What You Need:

To give your potpourri as a gift,
place it in a romantic container.

  • 2 cups of dried cedar tips
  • 4 cups of dried pink and red rose petals
  • Twelve 1-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup of whole cloves
  • 1 cup of star anise
  • 1 cup of hemlock cones
  • 1/2 cup of juniper berries
  • 1/4 ounce of rose oil
  • 1/4 ounce of cinnamon oil


1. Mix all ingredients except the oils in a large glass or plastic bowl. Apply the oils to several hemlock cones, using a dropper. Mix the potpourri again.

2. Place the mixture in an airtight container and allow it to cure for two to three weeks.