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“Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Linda Gannon

This Illustrated book will be kept for ever in my library room……great aromatherapy book……

“Midsummer Night’s Dream”

“Creating Fairy Garden Fragrances” by Linda Gannon

 

Dried Flowers and Herbs

2    cups red rosebuds

1    cup grape hyacinth flowers

1    cup sweet pea blossoms

½   cup lavender flowers

½   cup lemon verbena leaves

½   cup mint leaves

 

Essential Oils

20   drops tuberose oil

8   drops bergamot oil

4   drops lemon verbena oil

 

Fixative

¼    cup mixed ground cinnamon and ground cloves

 

Finishing Touches

¼    cup pressed and gilded pansy flowers

¼    cup blue star confetti

 

Wrap with a beautiful blue-violet satin ribbon.  Accompanied by a box of chocolates or a bottle of good red wine, celebrate the glory of a summer night with someone you love!

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“Dance of the Morning Nymphs” by Linda Gannon

Great little, well illustrated book on aromatherapy…….just like potpourri…….

“Dance of the Morning Nymphs”

“Creating Fairy Garden Fragrances” by Linda Gannon

 

Dried Flowers and herbs

2    cups yellow rosebuds

2    cups lemon verbena leaves

1    cup lavender flowers

½   cup bergamot mint leaves

 

Essential oils

20  drops lemon verbena oil

10  drops rose oil

5   drops lavender oil

 

Fixative

¼   cup ground calamus root

 

Textured Elements

¼   cup green cardamom pods

 

Finishing Touches

½   cup primrose blossoms

½   cup wood sorrel blossoms

¼   cup gold star confetti

 

Package the blend in a small cut-crystal bowl tied up with opulent lemon yellow or pale green French ribbon.  Glorious!

“Citrus face and body scrub”

“Citrus face and body scrub”

“Nature’s Scents” by Raje Airey

 

you will need:

 

45 ml/ 3 tbsp. freshly ground sunflower seeds

45 ml/ 3 tbsp. medium oatmeal

45 ml/ 3 tbsp. flaked sea salt

45 ml/ 3 tbsp. finely grated orange peel

3                      drops of grapefruit essential oil

almond oil

 

Mix together well all the ingredients except the almond oil and store in a sealed glass jar.  Using just a little at a time, mix with some almond oil to make a thick paste, then rub over the face and body, paying particular attention to areas of dry skin such as the elbows, knees and ankles.  Wipe off any residue with a tissue before showering or bathing.

Recipe – “Chainaya”

“Chainaya”

The Tea Book by Sara Perry

 

4      teaspoons fruit-scented, loose black tea leaves (e.g. Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, Blackberry or other fruit-scented teas)

3/4   pint (450 ml.) plain vodka

 

**In a glass bottle with a cap, combine the tea and vodka.  Cap, and let the mixture stand at room temperature for 24 hours.  Strain, and store in the freezer.  To serve, pour a small amount in the glass of your choice.     Makes 3/4 pint.

 

Recipe – “Sandies”

“Sandies”

1       cup butter

1/4   cup icing sugar

2       tsp. Tuxedo vanilla

2       cups Robin Hood flour

1/4   cup chopped pecans

**Cream butter and sugar, add flour and vanilla and mix well.  Add pecans, Roll into balls.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven until light brown.  Take from oven and shake icing sugar over cookies.

“Apple, Mint and cranberry cooler”

Apple, Mint and cranberry cooler

by “Herbal Teas” by Richard Craze

 

4          Tbsp. dried cranberries

2          sprigs fresh mint

1          apple, peeled and sliced

1-3/4  cups freshly boiled water

 

Put all the ingredients in a large tea pot, jug, or other container, and pour over the water.  Let stand for 1 hour.  Strain and chill before pouring over ice.

 

**With Alcohol – 1-1/2 Tbsp. cup grenadine and either 1 measure (1-1/2 Tbsp.) gin or vodka per glass.

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