We love making syrups to add to our carbonated water (thank you Soda Stream!) but you can’t beat an infused honey to spread on toast, add to tea or use as a flavored sweetener for carbonated water.

What are a few that we think are delicious?

  • rose petal infused honey
  • lavender infused honey
  • elderberry infused honey – fresh will infuse nicely, but make sure to remove all the stems and if you wash them, allow them to dry before using them to avoid introducing too much moisture; you can also use dried
  • ginger (fresh is best) infused honey
  • garlic (fresh is best) infused honey – people either love this or hate it, lol

Making infused honey is a cinch. Are you ready for the instructions?

  1. Grab a jar (we recommend starting with a small jar so you aren’t using a ton of honey; if you do small batches, you can make several flavors!)
  2. Fill the jar 1/3 full of berries or herbs, and pour the honey until it just covers the herbs/berries.
  3. Stir well
  4. Continue to add honey, stirring as you go, until about 1/2″ from the top
  5. Shake or stir 1 to 2 times a day over 2 weeks
  6. Strain and enjoy!

If your honey ferments, no worries! It’s still edible and good for you!

For more herbal preparations and recipes, check out our Herbal Preparations courses

closeup of white bowl of honey and fresh lavender next to a glass tea kettle and teacup.