Learn how to make your own rosemary salt! Skip the grocery store and make your own fresh and delicious flavorful herb salt with rosemary and sea salt! This homemade flavored salt will be the best part of your next meal!

Did you know you can easily make your own rosemary herb salt rather than buying it at the grocery store? This simple herb sea salt takes about 5 minutes to make, and will elevate all of your culinary creations!

This post is sponsored by Ball® Fresh Preserving.

To begin with, I found myself consistently splurging on store-bought salt because it has become a staple in virtually every dish I prepare. The cost of this salt aligns with that of other commercially available flavored salts, setting you back a hefty amount per pound. Despite its seemingly reasonable pricing and attractive packaging, especially for sporadic use, the reality is that if you share my enthusiasm for this seasoning, you’ll likely find yourself wanting to incorporate it into your culinary creations more frequently than is economically justifiable from store-bought options.

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar with Gift Label and Small Wood Spoon

Rosemary Salt

A delicious blend of salt and rosemary will add a wonderful touch to all of your homemade meals like this rump roast recipe!

Not only is this super easy to make for your own kitchen, it’s also a wonderful handmade gift! I am always looking for fun ideas for gifts in jars – and this one has become one of my favorites!

To make your own rosemary salt, all you’ll need is rosemary and salt! You can use fresh rosemary or dried rosemary. I will include instructions for both in the recipe below. If you are using fresh rosemary, you might be interested in learning how to keep your indoor herbs alive!

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar

What type of salt for herb salt? 

I prefer a nice coarse sea salt for this. I love using Maldon Sea Salt, but any good quality coarse salt will do. 

Dried vs. Fresh Herbs 

The herbs will eventually dry out, so I like to use dried herbs to start with. However, you can certainly use fresh herbs for this. 

If you use fresh herbs, you’ll need to spread the salt mixture evenly on a cookie sheet and leave out for a couple of hours to dry. If you skip that step, the salt will stick together in the jar! 

To speed up the drying process, you can bake the salt at 200F for 20 minutes. 

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar with Gift Label and Small Wood Spoon

How much rosemary to use? 

How much rosemary you add to the salt is completely up to you! I found that about 1-2 sprigs of rosemary per 1 cup of salt worked really well. Add more or less depending on how ~herby~ you want the salt. 

Remember, it’s always easier to add more than to take away. Start with a few springs, and then add more if needed. 

How to Store Herb Salt

Store the herb salt in a cool dry place, ideally in a glass jar or ceramic container. I love using Ball Canning ½ Pint Mason Jars to store and gift the rosemary salt. It’s the perfect size! Here are the jars I used.

Their versatility not only preserves the freshness of the herb salt but also adds a touch of rustic charm. These jars make for fantastic gifts, especially when filled with aromatic rosemary salt – a delightful present for fellow food enthusiasts. Elevate your storage game with these stylish jars; they’re the perfect size to complement the artisanal nature of your homemade herb salt.

If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as a change in color, odor, or texture, it’s advisable to discard the rosemary salt. Regularly checking and properly storing your homemade herb-infused salt in an airtight container will help maintain a good shelf life and its quality for a longer period.

Additions to the Rosemary Salt 

One of the best things about this recipe is that it can be adapted in so many ways. You can add lots of different things such as: 

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar

Step by step process: 

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse 5-10 times until the herbs are ground and the texture is to your liking. 
  2. If you are using fresh herbs, spread the mixture evenly over a cookie sheet and leave it out to dry for a few hours. You may also opt to bake for 20 minutes at 200 F to speed up this process. 
  3. Scoop the mixture into glass jars. Store in a cool, dry place. 

More gifts in jars: 

Candied Almonds

Homemade Candles with Essential Oils 

Stovetop Potpourri 

Lavender Bath Soak 


Adding the free printable gift tag: 

I put together this quick little printable gift tag for you to use! To add them to your rosemary salt jars, simply print onto card stock and then cut into squares. Then punch a hole in the top center and add some baker’s twine or string. 

DOWNLOAD THE GIFT TAG

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Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar with Gift Label and Small Wood Spoon

I hope you enjoy this fun project! If you love making your own handmade gifts, be sure to check out our Grapefruit Thyme Epsom Salt Bath Soak!

The Recipe

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar

Rosemary Salt

Learn how to make your own delicious rosemary salt to take your culinary creations to the next level!
Prep — 5 minutes
Total — 5 minutes
Serves — 4 , 8 oz. jars

Ingredients  

  • 3-6 large sprigs Fresh or Dried Rosemary
  • 3 cups high quality sea salt
  • Ball Canning Mason Jars

Instructions 

  • In a food processor combine all ingredients. Pulse 5-10 times until the herbs are ground and the texture is to your liking.
  • If you are using fresh herbs, spread the mixture evenly over a cookie sheet and leave out to dry for a few hours. You may also opt to bake for 20 minutes at 200 F to speed up this process.
  • Scoop the mixture into glass jars. Store in a cool dry place.

Notes

Try adding other dried herbs, lemon zest, garlic, or any other herb & spice combination you love!

Crafting your own Rosemary Salt is an aromatic journey into exquisite flavors. With an easy process taking only 5 minutes, this herb-infused salt is the best addition to your kitchen. Elevate roast vegetables, flavor pork chops, and enhance pasta dishes with this versatile herb salt recipe. Coarse kosher salt and fresh rosemary create the best Rosemary Salt for a burst of flavor. Perfect for gifting, store it in charming Mason jars; a delightful present for Christmas. Maintain its quality by storing in an air-tight container, like a Mason jar, in a cool place. A much better way to season dishes at room temperature. Embark on this flavorful journey, create large batches, and enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of your very own Rosemary Salt!

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  1. Hi Chloe,
    Thank you so much for the recipe/instructions for the rosemary salt. Just wondering – I used the coarse sea salt and food processor and the consistency is still rather coarse. Did you process your salt until it was of a finer consistency? Thank you! I love your blog and your Instagram – you are so down to earth!

    Pat

    1. Pat, so sorry for just seeing your comment. Thank you so much!! The salt stays pretty coarse, but if you’d prefer a smoother consistency, you can use kosher salt :) Hope you are doing well!

    1. I wouldn’t think it would expire really, I am not certain on shelf life, but I have had mine for months and it still works great! Make sure to dry the rosemary ahead of time. Salt is a natural preservative, I wouldn’t think it would expire, but might lose some of its flavor after a year or so.

  2. Great idea! How much Lemon zest would you add, if you wanted to add this to the recipe? Would you do the same process of drying fresh zest, as you would drying the fresh Rosemary?
    Thanks!!

  3. Would you remove the stems from the rosemary before adding to the salt? How many cups of rosemary would 6 large sprigs be ?

    1. Yes, I would remove the stems first. You use about 1-2 sprigs of rosemary per 1 cup of salt. So 6 sprigs would make about 3-6 cups of rosemary salt.

  4. Good morning, Shopping for Maldon sea salt I’m only finding flakes Even at higher end stores. Will Maldon sea salt flakes work?

    Thanks

    1. I highly recommend buying fresh rosemary for the best flavor, but if you only have dried start with 1 tsp and add slowly until you reach the desired flavor. You can always add more if you want the rosemary flavor stronger.

      1. I thought you said “the herbs will eventually dry out, so I like to use dried herbs to start with.” I will do whichever is best but my understanding is that dried herbs are just as flavorable as long as you use the 3:1 fresh:dry ratio?

    1. Hello! It’s just brown butcher paper, any paper you have will work though. Just cut it into a larger circle than the lid and fold it around the edges.

    1. Hello! One sprig of fresh rosemary is roughly a teaspoon. So if you’re making the 3 cups of salt I would recommend starting with 3 teaspoons of dried and you can add more if desired.

  5. This is so cute! I would like to use the print out for a bridal shower but cant seem to be able to download the pdf?

  6. Thank you for sharing this super cute gift idea!! Also so sweet of you to share the tags as well. Can’t wait to make these!

  7. hI,
    I’m excited to try your rosemary salt recipe!
    I don’t know where to find the free printable rosemary card.
    can you email it to me?
    Thank you!