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A Christmas Potpourri

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  • 3 c Fresh juniper sprigs with berries
  • 2 c Red rosebuds
  • 1 c Bay leaves
  • 1/4 c Cinnamon chips
  • 2 tb Cloves
  • 10 Drops rose oil
  • 3 Drops pine oil
  • 6 Drops cinnamon oil
  • 1 tb Orrisroot chips
  • 5 Whole dried rose blossoms
  • 3 Three-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 20 Assorted pinecones, painted gold


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.
Victoria/December/90 Scanned & fixed by DP and GG