Book of Pot-Pourri: New and Old Ideas for Fragrant Flowers and Herbs
by Gail Duff; illustrated by Cherry Denman
For centuries people have taken great pleasure in the natural fragrance of flowers and herbs and devised a multitude of uses for them. In A Book of Pot-Pourri, popular country writer Gail Duff presents a delightful bouquet of new and old ideas for exploiting the subtle scents of a country garden.
She describes in detail how to make traditional pot-pourris of all kinds, suggests recipes for scented candles and inks, explains how to prepare fragrant toys for hildren and their pets, and provides a tantalizing range of natural beauty preparations including lotions, cleansers, creams, herbal baths and bath oils. The book is packed with new suggestions as well as updated traditional recipes, and a glossary of ingredients is included along with a comprehensive list of stockists.
Each page is illuminated by Cherry Denman's exquisite floral garlands and vignettes, and scattered throughout are quotations from centuries past when natural fragrance was a part of everyday life.