Easy Herbal Honey (electuary)


This is a super easy herbal honey recipe that is great for an after-dinner treat. Just top a piece of toast or cracker with this honey to help with digestion. (note: this is technically called an electuary because you are putting dried herbs into honey and leaving it there)

Here are a few other herbal honey ideas:

  • Rosemary
  • Ginger & Cinnamon
  • Rose Hips & Orange Peel
  • Lavender & Lemon Balm
  • Garlic honey (great to use in a hot beverage with fresh squeezed lemon juice when battling illness)

When I make herbal honey I like to make a little at a time so we are sure to use it. If you use a lot of honey at your house you may want to double or triple the recipe.

Easy Herbal Honey

Easy Herbal Honey


  • 2 Tablespoons dried, powdered herbs
  • 1/2 cup local, raw honey
  • Jar with lid
  • Small pot with canning jar rings to keep jar away from direct heat


  1. fill pot with water that will be below the level of the jar and bring to a simmer
  2. put honey in jar
  3. put jar in simmering water
  4. warm honey until it is thin
  5. remove jar and add herbs, stir well
  6. allow to cool then cover.
  7. You can use it right away or allow it to sit for a couple of weeks before using.
  8. if you want you can strain the herbs out, heat the honey again and strain through cheesecloth. I just keep the herbs in the honey and use it that way.

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