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drying orris root

Posted by fairy_toadmother z5 ncentral il (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 8, 05 at 18:55

hello.
can anyone tell me if there are specific directions to follow here. i plan on removing some healthy untreated irises and would like to save the root for crafts.
thanks.


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RE: drying orris root

Hi,
You just have to slice the roots thinly, and dry them in a dehydrator or a warm oven. Cool and store in an airtight glass jar.
Cheers,
Dee.


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RE: drying orris root

thanks!!!


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RE: drying orris root

I grate mine, then put them in a very thin layer on a Craftpaper covered cookie sheet and dry it in the sun.
I like the smaller bit to use in making scent pots.


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RE: drying orris root

now, that is a great idea!
how do you keep from scraping off your knuckles? i never got the hang of a grater :)


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