“Select a jar and place in the bottom a layer of cotton-batting wet with a few drops of oil of bergamot and five drops of rose geranium. On this put a good pint of dried rose petals. Mix in a few cloves, a strip of cinnamon, broken into bits, and a crushed nutmeg. Add another pint of dried petals and sprinkle three drops of oil peppermint on them. On this sprinkle a little orris root or powdered sandalwood.
“After keeping the jar tight for three weeks, open it, and it will scent the room with a delicate fragrance.” Myrtle Mayo, Home Needlework, July 1915.