Monday, March 1, 2010

Pines & Needles

6 cups dried pine needles (not brown)
2 cups white pine bark broken into small pieces
2 cup dried orange peel
1 cup dried rosehips
1 cup dried rose petals
1 cup broken cinnamon sticks
4 tablespoons of orrisroot grains
15 to 20 drops of oil of pine (more or less as desired)
In a small glass jar, place oil on orrisroot. Gently mix. Set aside.
In a large glass or metal container, very gently mix all of the other ingredients together. Add orrisroot. Place in a large glass container that has a good fitting lid. Store covered for six weeks. You will need to stir the mixture weekly. To stir, lay the jar on its side and gently roll. DO NOT UNCOVER.

To use, place into open containers throughout the house. As with any pot pourrie, heat will enhance the scent. For a stronger scent, put small amounts in open containers over your heat registers. NOTE: This should not be done if you have children or animals who may have access to this area.

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