How to make Flavored salt at home?

Flavored salt makes the best homemade present, it is very easy to prepare, looks super cute and everybody will like it. Also, make sure you prepare extra for you to keep.

flavored salt

December is pure craziness, don’t you think? There are a million extra things to do and to think of. That is why I started to make my own gifts. Is it easier, budget-friendly and I love to get homemade gifts, do you? Also, here is a secret… I love to keep and use all of the extra flavored salt.

glass container with flavored salt

Another great thing about this flavored salt is that your kids can help to prepare them. They make great teachers, coaches or doctors’ gifts.

So, how to make flavored salt?

There is only one step to make it and only two ingredients:

1/4 cup of salt+ 1 teaspoon of the flavoring of your choice = flavored salt

salt with lavander

tips, tricks & other recipes

  • You can use any type of salt you like: Sea salt, Himalayan salt. Sel Gris. I used a combination of sea salt and Himalayan salt.
  • To flavor the salt you can use any chile, dried aromatics or spices that you have on hand. Use dried garlic, rosemary, thyme, lavender, orange or lemon peel, red chili peppers, dried chile ancho or if you feel extra adventurous you could also use chocolate or coffee.
  • If your grocery store does not carry dried lemon, lime or orange peel… make it yourself.
  • How to make dried citrus peel? Place on a baking sheet the peel of the citrus of your choice and bake for 2-3 hours at 200º F. Check on it constantly, you are looking to dehydrate the peel. It must be crispy when done and easy to grind.
  • Here are some recipes that would be great with any flavored salt: Sweet potato chips, Simple vegan broccoli soup, guacamole, smashed potatoes, etc.
orange peel

So, if you are using this flavored salt as Christmas presents just wrap around the cute containers some cotton twine and tie holly berry leaves or other Christmas greenery.

Here are the circle tags that I used for my containers:

flavored salt wrapped for christmas favors

Here is the recipe for

Flavored salt

I used for my Christmas gifts and I hope you like it as much as I did. Please share the recipe on FB, Instagram or save it for later on Pinterest.

Flavored salt

Flavored salt

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for flavored salt is perfect to add flavor or boost the flavors of anything it touches. It is great on popcorn, roasted vegetables, etc and pretty enough to be a Christmas present or hoast favor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Basics
Cuisine American
Servings 3 containers
Calories 5 kcal


Salt with lavender

  • 1/4 cup salt mixture: coarse sea salt and Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender

Salt with mixed peppercorns

  • 1/4 cup salt mixture: coarse sea salt and Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns

Salt with dried orange peel and thyme

  • 1/4 cup salt mixture: coarse sea salt and Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried and ground orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried and ground thyme


  • Mix each quarter cup of salt with the corresponding flavor.
  • Store in a tightly covered glass jar.


You can use salt with flavors for anything. It can be for popcorn, for roasted vegetables, for baked potatoes, soups, salads, etc.


Calories: 5kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 28294mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword flavored salt, how to make flavored salt, lavander salt, orange salt


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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