Fermented honey is ancient medicine and magic that you can make today. In your own kitchen. With just a few ingredients.
This Onion Fermented Honey is one of my go-to cough and sore throat home remedies. (Check out my Dragon’s Breath Fermented Chili Honey, which I use for my sinus and cold/flu buster.)
I find it to be super effective to help soothe me when I’m feeling froggy and under the weather — plus, it’s ridiculously delicious.
In this post, you’ll learn how to make onion fermented honey — and also learn about the energetics of this age-old remedy.
What is onion fermented honey?
Onion fermented honey is Grandmother Medicine. It’s borne from country kitchens, backyard orchards, and the family tables in Gypsy vardos.
All you need to make it is a clean jar, a fresh onion, and some raw, organic honey.
(I mean, what could be easier? You can literally find the ingredients at your local, late-night grocery store.)
To make this simple home remedy, grab a sterile Mason jar.
Peel and roughly chop one or two large onions, enough to fill the jar about 3/4 full.
Fill the jar with good, raw organic honey (local is best, if you can get it!).
I don’t use regular honey.
Regular honey has been heated, which means that all the healing juju has basically been cooked out of it. Which makes it basically sugar syrup.
I look for labels that say: Local, raw, organic. “RAW” is the important one, because it means it hasn’t been heated.
You want all the great enzymes and healing properties of raw honey, plus the energetics of bee magick.
Give the honey and onion mixture a good stir with a clean stainless or wooden spoon, and cover it with a fermentation lid or a piece of cheesecloth.
Basically, you want to keep anything from falling into the honey (including fruit flies, etc.) and also let any gas escape as your brew starts to ferment.
And that’s it!
Set it aside in a cool, dark place (not in the fridge). Stir it a few times a day, and wait for the magic to happen.
As the honey and onions start to meld, the onions will give up their liquid, which thins out the honey and will eventually make the onions shrink and sink to the bottom of the jar.
You’ll also start to notice bubbles forming (they’ll make a sort of raft on the surface).
I find that this potion is best when fermented and aged.
But I also start taking it the day after I make it IF I am feeling under the weather. I do spoonfuls as needed, straight up.
Use your intuition and discernment.
After just one day, you can see how the onions are shriveling.
The energetics of onion fermented honey
So, that’s how I make the physical fermented honey.
Let’s talk about the energetics.
Honey is amazing stuff. It’s bon
Working with Bee Spirit Magick
You’re also calling in the magick of the Bee Spirit, which is all about fertility, growth, and healing.
It’s the perfect companion for any kind of medicine that’s meant to accomplish physical healing.
Read all about working with the Bee Totem here.
Have you ever made fermented honey?
Leave a comment below, let me know what you did and how it worked for you!