Recipe of the Day: Scented Beads #3


Here are three more scented bead recipes in this third post on the subject. The instructions at bottom apply to all three.

ORANGE BEADS

2 level tblsp ground dried orange peel
1 tblsp ground dried geranium leaves
1 teasp ground dried lemon peel
1 tblsp orrist root powder
1 tblsp ground calamus root
2 1/2 tblsp mucilage of gum tragacanth

LAVENDER BEADS

2 tblsp lavender flowers
1 tblsp rosemary needles
1 tblsp orris root powder
1 tblsp ground calamus root
1 tblsp sandalwood powder
2 tblsp mucilage of gum tragacanth
1/2 tspn lavender oil

SPICE BEADS

2 tblsp Cassia bark
1 tblsp ground cloves
1 tblsp powdered gum benzoin
1 tspn ground cinnamon
1 tspn ground allspice
1 tspn ground cardamom seeds
2 tblsp mucilage of gum tragacanth
3 drops of a spicey essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix all dry ingredients
Add essential oils and enough water to form a stiff paste
Form into beads
Pierce with a needle and thread

SUPPLIERS

Essential Oils:
Floracopeia
Eden
Sunrose

Barks, Resins & Seeds:
Scents of the Earth

Image above, old engraving on parchment ©Roxana Villa

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