Lavender Infused Honey is delicious, but it is not just for eating. It's also great to have on hand for a first aid and beauty regimen as well!
If you have a fresh lavender plant, or an abundance of dried lavender flowers to use up, why not try making an infused honey that smells and tastes delightful? You can make this honey easily in your own home. I’ll give the instructions below but if you want a more in-depth look at infusing honey techniques, check out this post about making electuaries, or herb-infused honey.
Lavender Infused Honey Recipe
- One cup of honey (wildflower is best, raw is even better!)
- 2 tbsp of dried lavender flowers
- a drop or two of Lavender Essential Oil (optional, for external use only)
Crush the dried lavender flowers to release their oils and add them to a heat-safe jar.
Warm your honey slowly in a double boiler and then carefully pour it into the jar over the flowers. (Please don’t microwave honey as it very quickly becomes sticky hot napalm!)
If you intend to use this honey for external purposes only, add a drop or two of lavender essential oil. I do not promote the internal consumption of essential oils or the use of them without seriously strong dilution.
How do I use lavender honey internally?
If you enjoy floral flavors, this is the sweet treat for you! You can add the delicate aroma of lavender-infused honey by drizzling it onto cakes, stirring it into tea, or using it in your favorite recipes.
How do I use lavender honey externally?
Lavender Honey for your skin: Try smearing this honey on your face for a spa experience that can’t be beaten! The essential oil of lavender is a known treatment for acne and honey is moisturizing for the skin.
Lavender Honey for burns: Lavender is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, hence the root of its Latin name; Lavare, which means “to wash.” I add a dab of this honey to mild burns burn before adding a wrap or band-aid (and a cold pack). Here’s more on why lavender is so awesome and ways to use it.
Enjoy this simple project and make some as gifts for bridal showers, holidays, or any other pick-me-up occasion!