DIY floral infused honey

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This diy floral infused honey recipe is a simple, affordable way to add the health benefits and beauty of florwers into your day with ease!

I know it's july, but I have Christmas on the brain! This time of year, I start to get my gifts ready. Many of you know me and know that many of my recipes and creations are simple as can be, but take time. These infused honey gifts rely on time to taste the best they can. This DIY floral infused honey a gorgeous edible and waste-free gift and perfect for your honey-loving friends.

Reasons to make diy floral infused honey

  • Honey and seasonal flowers are loaded with health benefits
  • It's simple
  • It makes a beautiful,  thoughtful gift

how to make floral infused honey

The process is simple.

1) You start by selecting your ingredients. Which edible flowers will you choose? And where is the best place to find them? Having your own edible flower garden is the best place to get your edible flowers, but you can also forage wild plants safety and sustainably, or buy them organic. I will link my suggestions below.

2) You clean and your plant ingredients as directed, and cover in raw, local honey. Be careful to ensure the honey is covering all of the plant material to prevent mold.

3) You let flowers and herbs sit and infuse for 4-6 weeks in an airtight container.

4) You strain your flowers and herbs from the honey and use however you'd like!

Read my post on the best edible flowers to grow in your garden

favorite ways to use this recipe

You can use floral honey any where that you would use honey. Tea, cocktails, honey spoons, salad dressings. Even in skincare and beauty.

I love to use it in red rose tea. 

Pick your edible flower

Some of my favorites are:

  • lilac
  • rose
  • elderflower
  • chamomile
  • calendula
  • lavender
  • jasmin
  • tiger lily
  • hibiscus
  • chives
  • passionflower

Pick some herbs

Some favorite floral + herb combinations of mine are:

  • lilac rosemary
  • rose +rosemary - like in this rose and rosemary Paloma
  • rose + mint - like in this rose mint iced green tea
  • elderflower + thyme
  • chamomile + parsley
  • calendula + oregano
  • lavender + mint
  • jasmin + sage
  • tiger lily + marjoram
  • hibiscus + basil
  • chives + mint

Pick your honey

You always want to choose raw, local honey for the best health benefits. And different honeys will have different flavors based on what the honey bee pollinated it with. 

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The recipe

DIY floral infused honey

DIY floral infused honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 month 11 days 14 hours
Total Time: 1 month 11 days 14 hours 5 minutes

slow infused honey recipe that's the perfect gift for any occasion.


  • Rose almond honey
  • one cup local raw honey
  • ⅓ cup dried rose buds/petals
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds
  • ------------------------------
  • Lavender vanilla honey
  • one cup local raw honey
  • ⅓ cup dried lavender
  • vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean


  1. Add your dry ingredients to your jar
  2. Cover completely with honey
  3. Seal top
  4. Let the honey sit and infuse for one month, longer if desired
  5. Strain
  6. Return strained honey to jar and gift or use as desired!
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 114Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 0gSugar 25gProtein 0g

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