With only two ingredients, homemade lavender infused honey tastes wonderful drizzled over yogurt, toast, and ice cream. Full of healthy antioxidants, herbal infused honey is simple to make.
Making infused honey is so simple. All you do is combine honey with whatever flower or herb you would like to infused the honey with and leave it sit for a few weeks. They make wonderful handmade gifts for friends or family and are a simple luxury that is nourishing to your body.
Lavender – lavender help promote sleep and is stress-relieving
Raw Honey – raw honey, especially if you source it locally, is full of antioxidants and powerful anti-microbial properties. This means that raw honey is a “food medicine” that can help ward off colds and flus and support your immune system.
Yes, honey and lavender both have a subtle flowery flavour that combine very well together.
Homemade lavender infused honey should last about a year in the fridge.
– Top your morning yogurt with infused honey
– Add a spoonful to oats
– Swirl a dollop overtop ice cream in the summertime
– Add a drizzle to your coffee as a sweeter replacement
– Add a teaspoon to a cup of hot or cold tea for an added light flowery taste
– Mix with olive oil to make a summertime salad dressing
– Slather over your morning toast with lots of butter
– Add it to homemade sourdough pizzas LINK – it tastes great on a cheese pizza
– Add the honey to homemade milkshakes or smoothies for added nutrition
I like to store my homemade infused honeys in the fridge to keep them fresh for longer. And it’s important to keep them out of direct sunlight.
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I recommend using raw honey that is sourced locally. Raw, local honey will provide your body with many more health benefits than a commercial, pasteurised honey.
Clean Glass Jar – you can use any size but keep in mind that you do not want to have a lot of air in the jar. This means that if you use a gallon jar, it’s best to use a gallon on honey. This would be very expensive to buy where we live, so for this reason I use a small glass jar when infusing honeys.
Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer – I like to use a fine strainer because it’s easier to clean.
Raw Honey (local if possible) – full of antioxidants and anti-microbial properties that are beneficial to your immune system
Organic Food Grade Dried Lavender Buds
Wash and dry your glass jar and lid.
The ratio of lavender buds to honey should be 1:4. So whatever size glass jar you’re using, fill it about ¼ of the way full of lavender buds.
Then fill the glass jar with honey and use a spoon to swirl the buds into the honey.
Tighten a lid on the jar and leave it to sit in a cool, dark place for about two weeks.
Strain off the honey using a fine mesh strainer (easier to clean) or cheesecloth. Pour the filtered honey back into the glass jar and tighten the lid.
And that’s it! Store the infused honey in the fridge to keep it fresh for longer. It should last about a year.
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- Raw Honey
- Organic Dried Lavender Buds
- Wash and dry your glass jar and lid.
- The ratio of lavender buds to honey should be 1:4. So whatever size glass jar you’re using, fill it about ¼ of the way full of lavender buds.
- Then fill the glass jar with honey and use a spoon to swirl the buds into the honey.
- Tighten a lid on the jar and leave it to sit in a cool, dark place for about two weeks.
- Strain off the honey using a fine mesh strainer (easier to clean) or cheesecloth. Pour the filtered honey back into the glass jar and tighten the lid.
Store the infused honey in the fridge to keep it fresh for longer. It should last about a year.
I’m not a medical professional and do not intend to offer medical advice in any content I create. As always, do your own research and speak to your doctor or paediatricians.