DIY Infused Salts

These salts are a taste of gourmet without the added flavorings or chemicals that can be found in some of the leading brands of flavored salts (e.g., monosodium glutamate, aka MSG). Doing it yourself allows you to create wildly unique flavors, all naturally and more economically than buying a batch from your local store. 

Think of citrusy salts used on spicy dishes or fancy cocktails, sweet or savory salts used on BBQ or lightly grilled vegetables; you can even use infused salts in baking—anywhere from biscuits to chocolate cake! Package it up in cute bottles or shakers and you have the perfect homemade gift for many occasions!

We suggest using Redmond’s Real Salt, as it contains over sixty trace minerals, mined naturally from an ancient seabed.

Here are a few examples of salts we tried:

Herb-Infused Salt 

    • 3 tablespoons of salt

    • 1 teaspoon of rosemary

    • 1 teaspoon of basil

    • 2 teaspoons of oregano

Spicy Cayenne Pepper Salt

    • 3 tablespoons of salt

    • 1 tablespoon of ground cayenne pepper

    • 1 teaspoon of black pepper

Cinnamon and Nutmeg Salt 

    • 3 tablespoons of salt

    • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

    • 2 teaspoons of nutmeg

Citrus-Infused Salt 

    • 3 tablespoons of salt

    • 2 teaspoons of dried lemon zest

    • 2 teaspoons of dried lime zest


You can blend your salts together a few different ways.

1) In layers:

Pour about ? of your salt into a container, then pour about ? of your flavor accent and repeat until all done. This method is best used when gifting the infused salts, as the presentation is aesthetic.

2) Together:

Pour all ingredients into a plastic baggie. Mix together and pour into container. This works well if the flavored ingredients are fine or if you have a salt grinder.

3) Well blended:

Put the salts and accent flavor ingredients into a food processor. Blend together until all of the ingredients are fine. Allow to dry if moist. Pour into a container.