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Herb Infused Honey Recipe

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Making your own herb-infused honey is crazy easy to do and tastes amazing!

In just two simple steps, you will have your own custom herb-infused honey blend.

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DIY Herb Infused Honey

Did you know honey is the ONLY food that never goes bad? It’s true. Honey expiration date? NEVER. Seriously, this liquid gold, I tell ya.

Now don’t get me wrong. Honey can go bad IF bacteria, food, water, or other particles are introduced to it. It can go rancid.

I’m not talking about when you see the white crystals in honey; that’s perfectly fine and safe to eat. I’m talking about growing mold and a rancid smell that’s kind of bad.

In order to prevent your honey from going south, always use a clean knife or utensil when using it and store it in a sealed container. If you do this, you should be good to go.

Not All Honey Is Created Equal

I have to disclose that I am a beekeeper, so I happen to be a little biased when it comes to honey. However, others (thousands of others) will agree that nothing beats raw honey.

The taste, medicinal properties, and color are far superior to store-bought honey.

If you would like to learn more about beekeeping, check out our articles on getting started.

Recent research has shown that honey purchased in stores may not even be real honey! In fact, you may just be eating colored corn syrup if you’re buying your honey from a store.

An article from Food Renegade

Almost all of them fessed up to being what they are — honey-flavored corn syrup. But I didn’t know that the vast majority of the major labels of honey sold in the U.S. aren’t real honey.

In addition to the possibility of being fake, if you are actually getting real honey from a store, it has gone through a heating process that destroys many of the healing benefits of honey.

If you don’t have your own fresh raw honey supply, you should be able to locate some at the farmers market, a healthy food store, or by contacting your extension agency and asking about local beekeepers.

Benefits of Raw Honey

Medicinal Properties Of Herbs

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Antioxidative
  • Anti-inflammatory

And the list goes on.

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Ways To Use Your Herb Infused Honey

From delectable sweets to treating a sore throat, herb-infused honey has many uses.

  • Drizzled over desserts.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Ice cream.
  • Oatmeal.
  • On toast or biscuits.
  • In salad dressings.
  • Marinades.
  • Sauces.
  • Give them as gifts.
  • As a sweetener for coffee, tea or lemonade.

Herb Infused Honey Ingredients

  • Fresh or dried herbs:
  • Lavender, Rose petals, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Basil, Ginger, Sage, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Star Anise, Rosemary, and Thyme are just a few of the many options you can use.
  • Raw, organic honey.
  • Clean, dry, glass jar, and lid.

Herb Infused Honey Directions

  • If using fresh herbs, let them sit on a cloth overnight to wilt. This will help reduce excess moisture.
  • Fill a clean mason jar halfway with fresh herbs or a quarter full with dried herbs.
  • Top the herbs with honey until covered.
  • Stir honey with herbs and cap with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Place in a sunny windowsill, and turn the jar over once per day.
  • Add more honey if the herbs swell and rise above the honey.
  • Allow it to infuse for a week or longer, then strain once the desired flavor has been achieved.
  • If you do not want to wait two weeks, you can place the herbs and honey in a crockpot on a warm setting for 24 hours.
  • You can strain the herbs or leave them in the honey.
  • Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Make sure to label your honey!

Making Honey Straws

Once you’ve made your herb-infused honey, you use it to make honey straws. Honey straws are the perfect snack for on the go.

They also make great gifts for others. I show you how to make honey straws in this step-by-step. 

When you make this recipe, send me a message and let me know what combo you used.

DIY Herb Infused Honey

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