Learn how to make your own flo­ral-scented pot­pourri sa­chets, plus get the scoop on green beauty trends from The Detox Mar­ket’s founder, Ro­main Gail­lard.


Win­ter Flo­ral Pot­pourri

MAKES 5 3∕4-CUP SA­CHETS. 1 cup dried rose­buds 1 cup dried chamomile flow­ers 1 cup dried corn­flow­ers ½ cup dried laven­der buds ⅓ cup cedar wood chips 10 eu­ca­lyp­tus leaves 20 drops cedar wood essen­tial oil 10 drops tea tree essen­tial oil 10 drops laven­der essen­tial oil 5 drops rose gera­nium essen­tial oil

Sweet Dreams Pot­pourri

MAKES 2 cups 5 3∕4-CUP SA­CHETS. dried laven­der buds 1 cup dried rose petals ½ cup dried corn­flow­ers ½ cup dried sage leaves 6 makrut lime leaves 4 dried tips of cedar branches 30 drops laven­der essen­tial oil 10 drops black spruce essen­tial oil 5 drops rose gera­nium essen­tial oil

EQUIP­MENT: 10 4 x 4-inch muslin or or­ganza sa­chets (or 5 sa­chets per recipe)

1. Choose ei­ther Win­ter Flo­ral or Sweet Dreams. To a large glass bowl, add all dry in­gre­di­ents and gen­tly toss to com­bine.

2. To same bowl, add essen­tial oils, dis­tribut­ing drops onto var­i­ous dried herbs.

3. Trans­fer pot­pourri to a glass con­tainer with a tight-seal­ing lid and place in a cool, dark spot to in­fuse for 3 weeks or longer.

4. Us­ing a can­ning fun­nel or large spoon, trans­fer pot­pourri into muslin bags. (TIP: Pack pot­pourri sa­chets loosely to al­low for air cir­cu­la­tion.)

5. Use sa­chets to freshen up spa­ces such as dressers, cars and bath­rooms or even un­der your pil­low! When needed, re­in­fuse with more essen­tial oils and re­use.

KATHRIN BRUN­NER is a Toronto-based nutri­tion­ist and yoga teacher. She has a pas­sion for holis­tic liv­ing and is a su­per-avid DIYer who has cre­ated sev­eral lines of nat­u­ral body-care prod­ucts. Brun­ner teaches at The In­sti­tute of Holis­tic Nutri­tion and has a pri­vate prac­tice that of­fers a va­ri­ety of work­shops, cor­po­rate talks and yoga classes. Visit her web­site at forth­elove­of­

TIP: Find the in­gre­di­ents for your pot­pourri sa­chets at your lo­cal florist and nat­u­ral health food store.

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