This is the best way to preserve the beauty and fragrance of a beautiful bouquet of fresh roses - Drying the petals make great embellishments for cards, confetti for weddings and bridal showers, or homemade potpourri.
You want to add at least 8 drops of essential oil for each cup of plant material you're using. Two cups of dried flowers = 16 drops of essential oils. Once you've added the oils to the potpourri, place it into a plastic sealable baggie or a jar with a lid
Don't Toss Those Flowers! How to Make Homemade Potpourri: When your sweet bouquet of flowers isn't as fresh as it used to be, instead of relinquishing to the trash, give those flowers new life as pretty potpourri.
How to Dry Flowers for Crafts, Potpourri or Other Home Decor
While floral potpourri is fragrant, potpourri made from dried fruit imparts a zest that fills your home with a crisp, fresh scent. Drying fruit is easy, and part of the fun in making this potpourri is choosing your favorite fruits to mix together.