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How To Make Rosemary Salt Jar Gifts

How to make rosemary salt for a flavorful jar gift idea. Learn my simple herb salt recipe and creative rosemary salt uses. 

‘Tis the season to add a dash of homemade warmth to your holiday celebrations, and a fragrant jar of rosemary salt does just that. 

As the holidays fast approach, the search for a meaningful yet easy-to-make Christmas gift intensifies. Am I right? 

If you’re on the lookout for a present that’s not only adorable but also a perfect addition to a DIY Christmas gift basket, look no further.

No matter the season, I enjoy creating and sharing homemade gifts such as bath bombs, candles, and soaps.  

But if they happen to be edible, even better!

So, if you are stuck on what can I make in a jar for a gift or what you can create affordably – I’ve got it! 

Among a myriad of ideas, herbal salts stand out as both easy to make in a jar and budget-friendly. 

And for those of us blessed with a rosemary plant that just keeps on giving, come drought, high winds, or hail – this fragrant rosemary salt recipe is tailor-made for it.

It’s simple to turn that abundance of rosemary into a small jar filled with flavor and aroma, effortlessly elevating any dish with a dash! (Is it obvious “Dashing through the Snow…” is ringing in my ears?) 

Find out what salt is best, how to add the right amount of rosemary and ten creative ways to use rosemary salts!

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Add a pinch of love to your homemade meals with DIY Rosemary Salt jar gifts. It's easy, fragrant, and a heartfelt gift for the chefs and food lovers on your list.

What Do You Need To Make Rosemary Salt? 

I was surprised to learn that you only need TWO ingredients to make rosemary salt! BUT your choices are vital to creating the best flavor. 

Let’s start with the salt. Many make the mistake of using ordinary table salt. Do not make this mistake; your rosemary salt will be too dense and, honestly, too salty. 

So, what salt is best for making rosemary salts? Opt for a coarse kosher salt or coarse sea salt. Not only is the quality better than table salt, but it also gives you more control over the coarseness of the finished salts. 

Should You Use Fresh or Dried Rosemary? 

Like most cooking recipes, fresh ingredients always produce better results. Using fresh rosemary will create the most flavorful herbal salts and add beautiful dots of green color to the salt mixture. 

I happen to grow rosemary in my herb garden, so I always have it on hand. If you don’t have it in your garden, have Amazon Fresh deliver a fresh package of rosemary. Or pick up a small rosemary plant to keep near a window in your kitchen because rosemary is a hardy plant that keeps on giving! 

If you’re short on time, you can use dried rosemary for this recipe to skip several steps, but in my opinion, the flavor will suffer. 

How Much Rosemary Should You Add? 

How much rosemary you add to the salt depends on how herby you want the salt to taste. After a little testing, this is what I came to. 

  • Use 1 sprig of fresh rosemary per 1 cup of salt.
  • Use 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary per 1 cup of salt. 

You can always do a taste test to add more rosemary later versus removing it or adding more salt. 

OH, and before we get to the recipe, I have to share with you all the ways I use rosemary salt! 

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How do you use rosemary salt? It’s so simple to use and adds just the right seasoning to certain foods. Here’s a list of ten ways to use rosemary salts! 

How To Use Rosemary Salt

What is rosemary seasoning good on? And how do you use rosemary salt? It’s so simple to use and adds just the right seasoning to certain foods. Here’s a list of ten ways to use rosemary salts! 

10 Rosemary Salt Uses 

  1. Sprinkle rosemary salt on meat such as pork chops or steak before grilling. 
  2. Mix a tablespoon of rosemary salt with butter to make an herbal butter spread for breads and artisan crackers. 
  3. Top off roasted vegetables with a pinch of rosemary salt. Or add a sprinkle over fresh tomatoes. 
  4. For baked potatoes, poke small holes in each potato, rub in olive oil, then roll in a dish of rosemary salts before baking. Mmm 
  5. Rosemary salt jars make an easy and inexpensive homemade gift for cooks.
  6. Oh, and if you give a bottle of rosemary salts to someone you thought was a cook – tell them it makes a great foot soak, too! 
  7. Add a dash of rosemary salt to egg omelets or scrambled eggs.
  8. If baking breadsticks or savory cheddar biscuits, why not sprinkle a little rosemary salt into the dough before baking?
  9. It is also great to serve with breadsticks or bagel chips in olive oil for dipping.
  10. Use as a finishing salt for french fries or corn on the cob. 

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Infuse up your holiday gifts with a touch of homemade charm! This Rosemary Salt jar gift is a treat for the taste buds and a thoughtful addition to any Christmas basket.

How To Make Rosemary Salt Jar Gifts?

Ha ha, now I’ve got you thinking about gift ideas! I love crafting homemade gifts, and this jar gift idea is among my top favorites this year! 

I love that rosemary salts are easy to make in your kitchen and create the perfect jar gift idea!

Because in this sea of holiday gifting ideas, a jar of Rosemary Salt shines as a versatile and thoughtful present. 

When you pour rosemary salts into little mason jars and tie a ribbon around the lid with a small serving spoon – there’s no gift wrap needed! Talk about zero-waste gifts, done. 

You could also add this adorable gift in a jar to a tin or gift basket with a rolled kitchen towel, a small cutting board, olive oil, or a recipe card with a recipe using the salts! 

However you go about crating these rosemary salt jar gifts, I know the recipients will be grateful. 

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How To Make Rosemary Salt

Whether you’re a gardener, herbalist, foodie, or just after an elegant jar gift idea, this rosemary salt recipe doesn’t disappoint. 

Follow these steps for how to make rosemary salt with a delicious blend of coarse sea salt and fresh rosemary. (If you’re using dried rosemary, see my tip above for how much to use.) 

Let’s make this holiday season flavorful and festive! 

Rosemary Salt Jar Gift Supplies

1 spool of ribbon

6 glass mason jars (2-ounce size)

6 small wooden spoons

1 to 2 sprigs of rosemary

1 ¼ cup coarse sea salt

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Rosemary Salt Recipe

1st Step: Harvest & Rinse Rosemary

Harvest two fresh rosemary sprigs early in the morning from your garden when the rosemary oils are best. 

Bring them inside and gently rinse the rosemary under cold water. Lay flat in a single layer on a flour sack dish towel to dry. Fold the towel over and gently pat dry to remove as much moisture as possible. 

The rosemary must be completely dry before moving on to the next step. 

2nd Step: Strip Rosemary

Next, strip the leaves from the rosemary stems with an herb stripping tool

3rd Step: Chop & Blend 

Add the stripped rosemary leaves to a food processor. Chop rosemary, then gradually add scoops of coarse sea salt to the food processor with the rosemary.  Pulse five to ten times until the herbs are ground into 1 ¼ cup of salt. 

Pay attention to the consistency of the salt. Too much chopping can create a powder. You want a nice light to medium coarse texture. 

4th Step: Bake & Preserve

How do you preserve rosemary in salt? When using fresh herbs, you’ll need to dry the herbs in the salt to preserve them. 

Pour the rosemary salt mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 250 degrees F. 

5th Step: Store Herb Salts

Use a mini funnel to pour rosemary salt into six glass 2-ounce mason jars. Make sure the lids are airtight, then gather a ribbon around each lid and tie it to secure a small wooden spoon to each jar. 

Rosemary salts will last a year when stored in a cool, dark, dry place. A.K.A., your pantry or spice cupboard. 

Add the perfect finishing touch to your meals when you learn how to make rosemary salt. It makes a great jar gift idea full of flavor!

Rosemary Salt

Yield: 12 ounces

Follow these steps for how to make rosemary salt with a delicious blend of coarse sea salt and fresh rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 ¼ cup coarse sea salt
  • 1 spool of ribbon
  • 6 glass mason jars (2-ounce size)
  • 6 small wooden spoons

Instructions

1st Step: Harvest & Rinse Rosemary

  1. Harvest two fresh rosemary sprigs early in the morning from your garden when the rosemary oils are best. 
  2. Bring them inside and gently rinse the rosemary under cold water. Lay flat in a single layer on a flour sack dish towel to dry. Fold the towel over and gently pat dry to remove as much moisture as possible. 

The rosemary must be completely dry before moving on to the next step. 

2nd Step: Strip Rosemary

  1. Next, strip the leaves from the rosemary stems with an herb stripping tool

3rd Step: Chop & Blend 

  1. Add the stripped rosemary leaves to a food processor. Chop rosemary, then gradually add scoops of coarse sea salt to the food processor with the rosemary.  Pulse five to ten times until the herbs are ground into 1 ¼ cup of salt. 
  2. Pay attention to the consistency of the salt. Too much chopping can create a powder. You want a nice light to medium coarse texture. 

4th Step: Bake & Preserve

  1. How do you preserve rosemary in salt? When using fresh herbs, you’ll need to dry the herbs in the salt to preserve them. 
  2. Pour the rosemary salt mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 250 degrees F. 

5th Step: Store Herb Salts

  1. Use a mini funnel to pour rosemary salt into six glass 2-ounce mason jars. Make sure the lids are airtight, then gather a ribbon around each lid and tie it to secure a small wooden spoon to each jar. 

Notes

Rosemary salts will last a year when stored in a cool, dark, dry place. A.K.A., your pantry or spice cupboard. 

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With the holidays fast approaching, you can count on this easy homemade Christmas jar gift idea to put a sparkle in the eye of someone who loves to cook. And don’t forget to save a bottle for yourself to add flavor to your holiday spreads. 

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  1. Such a FABULOUS gift idea!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creatively Crafty
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Hey thanks Beth!

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