Fresh flowers and sweet honey make a perfect combination! Learn how to make an infusion of rose petals to make rose honey.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here are some easy rose-themed crafts that can be used now or any time of the year.
Rose petal honey would make a perfect gift, addition to a Valentine’s Day meal, or a great use for leftover Valentine’s Day roses.
But even if you’re not celebrating the day, it’s great to have a little honey in the kitchen for a special occasion. And you can try the rose honey recipe below with other herbs too!
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How to use rose honey
There are so many ways you can use this delicious plant-based treat!
Add a little to your favorite tea for a natural sweetener.
Sprinkle it on cakes or bread for a sweet, sweet touch.
Use it as a sugar substitute in smoothies or oatmeal recipes.
Or give it as a gift!
DIY gift ideas
I love the idea of making a big batch of rose honey and packaging it into little individual gifts.
A small jar of rose honey would be perfect to give to teachers, grandparents or neighbors as holiday gifts.
You can also add a special sticker or sticker to the top and create beautiful wedding or shower favors.
And if you need some other beautiful DIY gift ideas, bookmark or pin some of these favorites from the archives:
Supplies you’ll need
Herbs. I love the idea of dried rose petals, but you can use any herb you like to infuse the honey! This would be great with rosemary, sage, cinnamon, or any of your favorites.
honey. Unflavored honey works well for this recipe as the honey picks up the flavor of the herb.
Containers. I like to use a glass jar for this project, with a lid that fits nicely and tightly. these They have a beautiful shape and would make great gifts.
How to make rose honey
- 2 tablespoons Dried rose petals (You can also dry them yourself if you prefer)
- 1 cup local honey
- Jar with a nice tight lid
- Stirring the stick
- Pour the honey into the jar.
- Sprinkle rose petals or herbs on top.
- Gently stir to combine.
- Close tightly and leave in a cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks.
How long will you be staying?
For best quality, store honey in a cool, dry place for up to 12 months.
After that time, it is still safe but the quality may not be as good. Honey can become cloudy, crystallized, or harden but this is not a safety concern.
Honey can be microwaved or heated in a bowl of hot water to strain or soften it.
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