Homemade Lavender Honey from South West France

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 30 mins

A quick and easy home-made honey recipe from the Auberge in South West France! I use lavender honey so much in my cooking, that I thought it was about time I made my own - given that I have about 30 lavender bushes! As well as giving an amazing and subtle flavour to your recipes, it also makes a wonderful gift for a fellow foodie. I plan on making my own lavender honey all the time now, as even in France, it is quite expensive to buy. You can increase the quantities to make more jars - just remember to keep the flower to honey ratio the same.


  1. Heat honey in a bowl over boiling water (a bain-marie) until very hot, but NOT boiling, then add the lavender flowers and stir well.
  2. Continue to heat over a low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little before covering with a net or fly cover and placing in the sun for about 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Pour the honey through a mesh sieve and discard the cooked lavender.
  4. Put honey in jar, cover tightly and label. Keeps like normal honey, but is best in a cool, dark and dry place.
Most Helpful

This was lovely!<br/><br/>I'd read in a book about tea time that you can warm the honey in a microwave instead, so I did that, and then returned to warm it (for 15 seconds) every twenty minutes or so until the honey felt truly steeped.<br/><br/>Super easy and super delicious.

juniperwoman March 10, 2014

Very easy and turns out so good! Love the flavor of lavender in this. Great on toast and biscuits. I used wildflower honey.

Outta Here August 22, 2010