The scent of citrus is both energizing and mood elevating. Throughout the winter, I saved the peelings of lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruits to make this tantalizing Citrus Potpourri. To dry the fruit peels, I placed them in an open basket near the kitchen stove. Every week I added more to the batch, turning them often so they wouldn't mold, until the basket overflowed. When summer arrives I always have plenty of dried peelings to add to floral potpourri. I also grind the peelings into a fine powder for salves, ointments, and teas.
Here is my easy Citrus Potpourri Recipe but feel free to change it any way you like. It will have a pleasant fragrance with any combination you choose.
CITRUS POTPOURRI | ENERGIZING & MOOD ELEVATING
4 oz. Orange Peel
4 oz. Lemon Peel
4 oz. Grapefruit Peel
4 oz. yellow yarrow or marigold flowers (dried)
4 oz. Lemon Verbena Leaves
1 oz. Orris Root (I dry Iris root and chop in fine slivers)
20 drops of Lemon Oil
Refresh with oil when fragrance begins to fade. This blend of potpourri will last 1 to 5 years. If you have plenty, share your signature potpourri with friends.
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