Dried chamomile flowers in potpourri making
Dried chamomile flowers can be used in traditional potpourri making recipes to “fix” the fragrance. If the fragrance is not fixed, the essential oils which provide the perfume will soon evaporate away, leaving only a pretty bowl of dried flowers with no scent.
Other potpourri fixatives include Orris root powder cinnamon powder and cinnamon sticks, cloves, gum benzoin, coriander and cumin seeds, so the choice of fixative depends on which dried flowers / fruits / herbs / spices are already in your recipe. N.B. If you are making potpourri with home fragrance oils rather than essential oils, fixatives are not required.
Dried chamomile flowers also add a pleasant apple note to any pot pourri, and are used in aromatherapy to soothe. Try mixing them with dried lavender flowers for a relaxing bedroom potpourri. More chamomile flower recipes.
Dried Chamomile flower heads (50g is about a cupful, each little yellow dried flower head is up to about 1cm across) - a delightful soothing apple fragrance:
Dried chamomile flower pricing - NEW LOWER PRICES!
50g was £2.99 NOW £2.29
100g was £4.99 NOW £3.99
500g was £14.99 NOW £12.99
1kg was £21.99 NOW £18.99 (larger pack sizes available at good prices)
This is Matricaria recutita (syn. M. chamomilla), known as German or blue chamomile.