The end of the school year is marked by an abundance of flowers and roses as spring slowly creeps into summer. What better way to give thanks to your child's teacher or caregiver, by creating this easy POTPOURRI and BATH SALT combo from your very own garden.
Flowers, herbs, spices, citrus fruits
Approximately $5-$10 per jar. I was able to find a lot of the items at home.
Harvest your garden. You can use most flowers, herbs and citrus fruits. However I chose smells that would go well together like roses, lavender and rosemary. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
Place parchment paper on your sheet pan, cut the stems off your flowers, and put your flowers onto your pan. You can also include the option of sliced citrus, bay leaves, herbs and spices.
Add water and essential oils to your spray bottle. I used a ratio of approximately 10-15 drops to every teaspoon. Spritz the potpourri ingredients and then place in the oven for approximately 1-2 hours, or until the flowers are brittle - be sure not to burn them!
When your flowers are ready, remove them from the oven and give the potpourri another spritz with your essential oil / water mix.
You now have your Potpourri ready to bag! Use any remaining potpourri for your Bath Salt.
Shred the potpourri into small pieces with your hands and combine 3 cups of Epsom salt with half a cup of your shredded potpourri into a bowl. Add extra (undiluted) drops of essential oil into the ingredients and mix.
Use a spoon or funnel to transfer the mixed ingredients into a jar. Don’t forget to label your jar!