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Catholic Activity: Rose Potpourri

    Supplies

  • 1/2 oz. violet powder
  • 1 oz. orrisroot
  • 1/2 oz. rose powder
  • 1/2 oz. heliotrope powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 4 drops oil of roses
  • 10 drops chiris
  • 20 drops oil melisane
  • 20 drops oil eucalyptus
  • 10 drops bergamot
  • 2 drams alcohol
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  • 1 week
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The Feast of St. Medard has become a festival for roses in France, so June 8 seems appropriate to try one's hand at making potpourri. Another feast to do this is the feast of St. Therese the Little Flower.

DIRECTIONS

Gather rose petals when the roses are in their richest bloom, but not when the dew is on them, and pack in a jar in layers two inches deep, sprinkling about two tablespoons of fine, dry salt upon each layer. Continue this until the jar is full, adding fresh petals and salt daily. Keep in a dark, dry, cool place. A week after the last relay is gathered turn out the salted petals upon a broad platter, mix and toss together until the mass is loosened. Then incorporate thoroughly with the ingredients given above; pack in a clean jar, cover lightly, and set away to "ripen." It will be ready for rose jars, etc., in a fortnight, and, if kept covered, will be good and fragrant for twenty years.

Activity Source: Feast Day Cookbook by Katherine Burton and Helmut Ripperger, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1951

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