This is not your average potpourri.Toss a handful on the fire; the potpourri fragrance intensifies while it turns the flames violet.
To make eight cups gather:
3 cups evergreen clippings
2 cups broken cinnamon sticks
1 cup each holly berries, dried orange pieces, and wood shavings
2 tablespoons whole cloves
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
several tiny pinecones
4 ounces copper sulfate (This is available at pharmacies, I always take my recipe with me so they don't think I am making something strange, LOL but in 20 years I have never been questioned and I make it at least twice a year you can also find it on the Internet)
Mix the ingredients and store in an airtight container until ready to use. Package the potpourri in cellophane gift bags if giving as gifts...during the winter when I am using it I keep it on the hearth in a cute little terra cotta bowl, that fits just a few hand full's at a time.
I also have been making fire starter pine-cones for twenty years if some one wants that...
I just want everyone to know as I see so many viewing this that this has a copy write...You can make it for yourself and gifts, but if you want to sell, please PM me...