A Christmas Potpourri

A Christmas Potpourri
Recipe type: Entertaining
Serves: 6 cups
  • 3 Cups fresh juniper sprigs with berries
  • 2 Cups red rosebuds
  • 1 Cup 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
  1. Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl.
  2. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot.
  3. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.
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