Monthly Archives: December 2016

countrychristmaspotpourri1

  • 3 cups fresh Juniper Sprigs -with berries
  • 2 cups red Rosebuds
  • 1 cups Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon chips
  • 2 tablespoons Cloves
  • 10 drops Rose Oil
  • 3 drops Pine Oil
  • 6 drops Cinnamon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Orrisroot chips
  • 5 whole dried Rose Blossoms
  • 3 three-inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 20 assorted Pinecones, painted gold (the gold paint is optional)

Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.

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mortar-and-pestle

  • 3 tbsp frankincense
  • 3 drops orange oil
  • 3 tbsp crushed juniper berries
  • 1 – 2  tbsp dried mistletoe leaves

In a small bowl or with mortar and pestle blend frankincense with orange and juniper oils. Add crushed juniper berries and mistletoe, and mix until blended. Burn on a charcoal block. Mistletoe berries are poisonous when ingested, so exercise caution.

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