In a world full of air fresheners, agarbatti and scented candles, using dried flowers in the form of Potpourri is an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to freshen up your home with natural scents. Besides, you can always utilise those worn-out elegant bouquets rather than tossing them into the trash. That is why we’ve put together this blog post that talks about the top six flowers for potpourri.
Among many innovative DIYs with dry roses, the most favourite and easiest one is to use its petals as potpourri. The classic and most traditional flower for potpourri, it gives out a strong sweet fragrance. It is also an ancient symbol of love and beauty, which can add a romantic touch to any home décor. So, give your roses a new life in the form of a pretty potpourri.
Lavender flowers are well utilised (fresh or dried) as filler flowers to add beauty and fragrance. They have a fresh, rousing scent that’s perfect if you’re looking for a more relaxing aroma in your living space or bedroom as it soothes the mind and helps bring better sleep at night. So, get some fresh stems, let them air dry, toss them in with other herbs, essential oils & sliced citrus and enliven your space like never before.
The next on this list of flowers for Potpourri is Chrysanthemum. So, the next time your chrysanthemum starts to wilt, make a potpourri of those pretty petals. Take your pick from the wide variety of chrysanthemums, dehead them, mix them with flowers, leaves and essential oils of your choice and make your house smell amazing. If you ask for our opinion, the lavender blend goes the best with dry Chrysanthemums flowers.
Chamomile is a powerful scented flowering herb that makes an excellent choice for potpourri. Popular in tea form, Chamomile gives out a soothing, delicate and apple-like scent that relaxes all five senses. So dry these pretty flowers and add them to your collection of potpourri mix. Rest, you can always utilise the leftover ones to prepare your very own Chamomile tea.
Round, bright and scented marigolds add delightful notes to homemade potpourri. Besides, they also provide a subtle burst of vibrant rich gold, red and orange colours that will help you start and end your day on a cheerful note.
The evergreen ornamental pansies also give the best performance when it comes to choosing flowers for potpourri. Available in an array of fine shades, the flower will add an intoxicating floral aroma to your potpourri mix and leave everyone in awe.
So, if you are among the health and environmentally conscious ones who get disheartened every time a bouquet starts to wilt, transform it into a potpourri. Besides, the listed flowers for potpourri are just perfect to spread natural scents as well as add visual interest.