Can You Make Potpourri with Any Flowers?

Can You Make Potpourri with Any Flowers?

Dried flowers have gained popularity over the years because the natural beauty and shape are preserved to be a more permanent home decoration or a meaningful gift. The utterly stunning dried flowers are not only beautiful but very practical in use and versatile. 

What are the main benefits of dried flowers? They are long-lasting and sustainable, available for all seasons, require low maintenance, offer fantastic value for money, easy to change up the environment, excellent for event decor and gifting. Last but not least, it has amazing versatility, including being used in candle or skin-care products.

Dried flowers can take a dull-looking room and bring vibrance and character. But it can do more than that! Read on to find all the ways to benefit from dried flowers.

#1 – They are Ultra-long Lasting

Yes, it’s true they can last up to several years – if cared for correctly and provided they’re of good quality. Dried flowers owe their reputation to their durability and long-lasting advantage. When you think about fresh ones you buy from stores, which can only last up to 10 days, great quality dried flowers can last from several months to several years.  This means that the stunning natural arrangements can stick around and continue to brighten your day for years to come. 

#2 – Available for All Seasons

Gone are the days of waiting for spring or summer in order for your favorite flower to bloom. Dried flowers are available all year round, for all seasons.

Whatever look or vibe you’re going for; you won’t have to search for long to find what brings you joy.

Whatever flowers you like, whatever look or vibe you desire, there is a guarantee that you can have it displayed all year long. You don’t need to wait for the right season anymore. You won’t have to wait or search for long before it sits at your home and brings joy to your life.  

#3 – Super Low Maintenance

Unlike fresh flowers, dried flowers do not need any form of care such as watering or feeding. They are a natural beauty without requiring any effort to maintain their beauty. If you are like me who always struggles to correctly maintain fresh flowers and plants, dried flowers can save you so much headache. Your job is simple when it comes to taking care of dried flowers – stare, admire, delight, and enjoy the moments.

To ensure your dried flower arrangement lasts as long as possible, check out our definitive guide to caring for dried flowers.

#4 – Fantastic Value For Money

Gone are the days of having a beautiful fresh flower bouquet on your dining table, only for them to be sad and deflated within a week.

Without a doubt, dried flowers are a game-changer, as this makes them a better investment for gifts, home décor or styling, or even for weddings and other events.

Dried flowers may be more expensive than fresh flowers for an upfront cost, but their exquisite quality and long-lasting presence are well worth it. You can enjoy their natural beauty day in and day out. You never need to worry about its condition after a vacation. The fact that dried flowers continue to look beautiful day-in and day-out and require minimal maintenance makes the price worth it.

#5 – Easy to Change Up the Arrangement

Another glowing benefit of dried flowers is the ability to change up the arrangement. Rearrange or repurpose the existing flowers, or you can add and subtract new flowers and grasses over time.

You will have so much joy to find the endless possibilities of changing up and personalizing your arrangement. When you have a few arrangements at home,  it’s extremely easy to change, add and evolve your dried flower arrangement. It’s the most simple and cost-effective way to make your bedroom or living room look different. Let your creativity flow when designing and updating your arrangement.    

#6- Extremely Sustainable

Dried flowers are sustainable! They are 100% natural and biodegradable, which means that they are eco-friendly and great for the environment. Compared to fresh ones which last a significantly shorter length of time than dried flowers, dried flowers are much less wasteful. 

#7- Excellent for Event Decor 

Using fresh flowers can present a risk for events since they are usually prepared on the same day. If the events are canceled or postponed, the flowers will wither and eventually die. You can’t have florists prepare them in advance for the same reason. However, dried flowers have gone through a drying process, which you can order and display in advance. They will stay natural and look beautiful throughout the whole event. 

#8 – A Perfect Gift Not Being Forgotten

Instead of your generosity being forgotten, dried flowers are a gift that sits in the forefront of their home, constantly reminding the receiver that you were thinking of them.

#9 – Amazing Versatility

Not only are there so many unique types and combinations of dried flowers, but the ways you can use them are endless.

Some of our favorite ways to use dried flowers are in arrangements or bouquets, creating a wreath, glass domes, Combining dried flowers and essential oils to make potpourri, frame pressed flowers with a handwritten note, making on phone cases, or creating wall art with dried flowers.

There really is no end to the number of ways dried flowers can be used. Here is a basic list you can start with:

  • Cooking and Cleaning Needs

Some dried flowers are edible and can be used as a part of delicious desserts and cakes, as well as teas. One can even make their own tea blends. Also, dried flowers serve as a great addition to your regular cleaning products since they partner seamlessly with mints and citrusy scents. 

  • Candle Making

Simply use dried flowers as a part of your mold to see how amazing your candle turns out.. Even if you are not into making candles, you can make your candle special by adding dried flowers on the outer side. All you need to do is to put some crushed dried flowers on top of wax paper. Next, pour a little bit of melted wax over the flowers and then roll the candle up. The next time someone lights these candles, it will emit a beautiful, lingering scent for quite some time.

  • Flower Bath

The flower bath is a great relaxation to end the day, especially in cold weather that can dry out your skin and cause achy joints. The step is so simple – infuse your bath by pouring boiling water over the flowers, then strain and add the infusion to your bathwater. Treat yourself with some rose petals and enjoy some romantic self-care time.

  • Body Scrub

A rose body scrub can transform dull skin into soft, touchable skin. You can add coconut and sunflower oil, finely ground sea salt, rose water, and dried roses before adding rose essential oil.

  • Softening Lavender Mask

Softening lavender mask is made with oats, flaxseed, and dried lavender buds. Steep the flax and buds in a cup of water and then use the reserved water to make a paste with your oats and cornmeal. Apply on makeup-free skin and rinse with lukewarm water.

  • Calendula Skin Healing Toner

Calendula has great healing powers, and the oil itself has been used for medicinal purposes and its microbial properties. While the scent of the oil may be mildly offensive and heavy, the dried calendula flowers are something you can comfortably put up on your face. Just boil water over dried calendula flowers and strain. Add a teaspoon of aloe vera and blend together. Depending on your skin type, add a drop of essential oil like lemon or lavender tea tree or witch hazel to keep the life of your toner. Otherwise, store your calendula toner in the fridge.

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