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Quick and Easy Scented Sugars

Updated: Jul 15, 2023

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Quick and Easy Scented Sugar

Here is a beautiful and easy gift giving idea for friends, hostesses, neighbors or just to keep in your own pantry - scented sugars! Infused sugars are delicious when added to hot tea, baked goods or on the rim of your favorite cocktail! They literally involve 3 ingredients, granulated sugar and

two culinary grade florals.

(Full Disclosure: This was an original Martha Stewart recipe I kept from the 90's!)

I made mine using glass spice containers with a clip lid, found at Marshall's, but you can find them on Amazon, the Container Store or even your local Walmart. Wash the containers and let them dry thoroughly. I let mine dry overnight. You don't want any moisture collected in the lid.

You'll need the following to make these wonderfully scented sugars:


Culinary grade Lavender

Culinary grade Rose Buds and Petals

Granulated sugar


Mix 1 cup of sugar to1 tablespoon of each of the florals.

Combine and Mix well.

I made a couple of batches to fill 8 glass containers.

scented lavender and rose sugar
Culinary grade Rose Buds added to sugar

I found it useful to use a funnel to fill the spice jars.

If you'd like to infuse a Vanilla Scented Sugar, the recipe is 1 cup sugar to 1 vanilla bean.

The florals will completely infuse with the sugar in about a week and lasts around 3 months.


Thank you for reading this quick and easy DIY!

I hope you'll enjoy these sugars at home and share this post with your friends.

(P.S. It makes your kitchen smell fantastic!)



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Hi Dana! You can also use the sugar in baked goods to add a subtle flavor or I’ve read as a sugared brim on a cocktail.


Dana Wall
Dana Wall
Jan 19, 2020

Sorry for this question, but what do you do with the sugar? Any suggestions for use? Tea comes to mind but would love other suggestions. They are beautiful!


Happy Great Day
Happy Great Day
Jan 15, 2020

What a thoughtful and elegant gift. And it would be fun to make these beautiful sugar jars! Please consider blogging about more homemade gift ideas. I might actually make these!

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