14 Homemade Spice Blends

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Many store bought herb and spice blends can be expensive, and a lot of them contain additives, anti-caking agents, or MSG.

Homemade Herb and Spice Blends

Fortunately, most are very easy to make, and if you order your ingredients in bulk, you can make 14 (or more) different spice blends using under 30 herbs. You’ll be able to eat the cuisine of another country every night for two weeks, and quality spice blends can make even plain meat and vegetables exciting.

Personally, I order all the herbs necessary to make these herb and spice blends in 1 pound quantities from reputable sources on Amazon. It is so much cheaper to buy herbs and spices in bulk, and shopping online makes it a breeze to find good organic spices. I freeze any that I’m not using right away, or keep them in a cool, dry place and they last for at least a year. I use many of the herbs in other herbal recipes like my Vinegar of the Four Thieves Health Tonic, so they don’t go to waste.

If you’ve never made your own spice blends, I’d encourage you to try it! It’s simple, saves money, and you avoid the chemical additives that are in most spice blends.

If you have a dehydrator and the time, you can also make your own garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder to save money.

Taco Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

Homemade DIY Taco Seasoning Blend Recipe

Taco Seasoning Recipe Instructions

Put all in jar and shake well or mix in a food processor until mixed. Store in an airtight jar for up to six months. Makes approximately ¾ cup. To use: sprinkle on ground beef or chicken as you would any store bought taco seasoning. 3 tablespoons is the same as 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning. Great for lettuce tacos.

Print the recipe here.

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe Ingredients

Homemade curry powder seasoning recipe

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, jar, or food processor and store in an airtight container until ready to use. Can be used on meats, vegetables, or in soups. Especially good in with chicken, shrimp or vegetables.

Print this recipe here.

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix Recipe with Dried Herbs

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe Instructions

Place all herbs in a jar and shake well. Great in any Italian recipes such as eggplant Parmesan, chicken Parmesan, Meatza, grain-free spaghetti, zucchini lasagna, etc.

Print this recipe here.

Homemade Rajin’ Cajun Seasoning Ingredients

Rajin Cajun Sesoning Blend Recipe

Homemade Rajin’ Cajun Seasoning Instructions

Mix all ingredients in jar or food processor and store in an airtight container. Good on stir frys, eggs, casseroles, and poultry. Can add more or less cayenne pepper for preferred level of spiciness.

Print this Cajun seasoning recipe here.

Healthy Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe Ingredients

Real Food Ranch Dressing Powder Mix Recipe - Wellness Mama

Healthy Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe Instructions

Mix all ingredients together in jar or food processor. To make into ranch dressing, mix 1 tablespoon of this mix with 1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise or Greek yogurt and ¼ cup coconut milk.

Print the recipe here.

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning Mix

  • zest from 4-6 organic lemons OR ½ cup dried lemon zest
  • 6 TBSP ground black pepper OR whole peppercorns if you are using fresh lemon
  • 5 TBSP Himalayan salt or sea salt

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe Instructions

If using fresh lemon zest, thoroughly zest the lemons and spread the fresh lemon out on a baking sheet. Put into the oven on the lowest setting and leave until completely dried. Mine took about 70 minutes, but yours make take more or less time. When completely dried, mix with the peppercorns and salt in a food processor until well mixed. If making with pre-dried lemon peel, just mix all ingredients in a food processor until blended.

Print this recipe here.

Seasoned Salt Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe

Seasoned Salt Recipe Instructions

Combine all ingredients and mix well by shaking in a jar. Store in an airtight container.

Print the recipe here.

Fajita Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

DIY Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning Recipe Instructions

Mix well in bowl or jar and store in airtight container until use. Use about 1 teaspoon per chicken breast or steak when making fajitas. I use for making fajitas and fajita salad.

Print this recipe here.

French Onion Soup Mix Ingredients

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French Onion Soup Mix Instructions

Use approximately ¼ cup of the French onion soup mix per 2 cups of beef stock (or bone broth) to make French onion soup (add 3-4 onions that have been very thinly sliced and slowly caramelized). To use as a mix, you can add ½ cup soy-free and MSG free beef bouillon powder to the recipe and then use as you would a packet of French onion soup mix (¼ cup=1 package). Excellent on roasts or for making French onion soup. I also use as the seasoning for the meat in shepherd/cottage pie.

Print the recipe here.

Chili Seasoning Mix Ingredients

Wellness Mama Chili Seasoning Mix

Chili Seasoning Mix Instructions

Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. ¼ cup of mix=1 package of store bought chili seasoning. Great for all types of chili (this one is my favorite).

Print the recipe here.

Herbs de Provence Ingredients

Wellness Mama Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence Instructions

If you are zesting the orange yourself, remove the zest of one organic orange and dry in an oven on lowest setting or a dehydrator until completely dry. Place in a food processor with the lavender flowers and lightly pulse. Remove and mix all ingredients in a jar or bowl until mixed (do not grind up the herbs!). Excellent in soups, on chicken or on roasted vegetables.

Print the recipe here.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

Wellness Mama Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe Instructions

Mix all ingredients together and store in airtight container. When using, it is especially good if mixed with honey and painted on the meat.

Print the Jamaican jerk seasoning recipe here.

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Ingredients

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Mix Recipe

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Instructions

Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container. Great for recipes like beef and broccoli stir fry and other Asian themed cuisine.

Print the recipe here.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients

Wellness Mama Pumpkin Pie Seasoning

Pumpkin Pie Spice Instructions

Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container. Use as you would regular pumpkin pie spice. Great in pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, spiced pumpkin lattes or coconut flour pumpkin muffins.

Print the recipe here.

herb jarsI store all of my homemade spice blends in glass jars or glass bottles and keep them in my spice cabinet.

Ever made your own seasoning spice blends? What’s your favorite? Share below!

Save money while making these high quality herb and spice blends at home without additives or chemicals!


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


81 responses to “14 Homemade Spice Blends”

  1. Pamela Avatar

    Thank you for these spice blends. Being able to make my own blends where I can leave out the salt is perfect. Because of high blood pressure I have to really limit my salt. I am adding your taco spice mix to black beans (no meat). I can now have healthy tacos, and taco salads. Thanks again.

  2. Jen Avatar

    I’ve looked through some of your articles and I haven’t been able to find this, so I thought I’d ask – do you know how/where I can buy organic and all natural spices? My father in law has allergic reactions to spices with preservatives in them – which means he can’t eat many things that he does not prepare himself AND he avoids any foods we make with spices other than garlic, salt, and pepper, because he is worried that there are hidden preservatives in the spice blends.

    Do you have any suggestions with this?

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      If you click on the links in the recipe it will take you to the different herb and spices suppliers Katie uses and recommends. There are a few good ones without any preservatives or additives.

  3. Kathy Avatar

    I’m looking for a GF beef and chicken bouillon (powder) would be ideal. The products can’t have any corn in it either. Any suggestions?
    Thank you!

  4. Richard Rowe Avatar
    Richard Rowe

    I’m looking for a recipe that can be used to sprinkle on your food or salad before going to bed that include herbs and spices which will burn body fat and make your metabolism get all Rev up. If you know a mfg. Or does your company sell this item. Tks.

  5. Lori Avatar

    Just wondering about anti-caking agents. Natural healthy ones that can be used with your recipes and how much to use.
    Thanks, so much.

  6. Maria Avatar

    I was wondering too, how much paprika is used in the taco seasoning recipe ingredients?

  7. Kimberley Avatar

    Hi! I was wondering how much paprika is used in the taco seasoning recipe as it doesn’t state above?
    Thank you!

  8. Stacy Avatar

    I had a quick question about the Seasoned Salt recipe. What is the salt amount in it?? Thanks so much!

  9. J'Marinde Avatar

    Can yo tellme whqat is a good/safe anti-caking agent to use in my homemade, homeground spice mixes? (cornstarch??? flour?? how much per 1/4 C. of mix? ThanksThanks.

  10. Jenni Avatar

    I have been searching for a good spaghetti sauce mix recipe, but even homemade ones online have ingredients I really don’t want to add. I know I’m a bit late to this post, but wondering if you have a spaghetti mix that can just be added to some tomato sauce. If you came up with one and posted, you’d probably be the only truly healthy mix on the web! 😉 I’ve been searching, but just come up empty.

    By the way, I love your site and visit quite frequently, looking for great homemade recipes. You have definitely made my short list of trusted healthy, natural websites! Thank you!!!

  11. Barb Avatar

    The taco seasoning mix calls for 1/4 cup sea salt. Seems like alot- could that be a typo?

  12. peter Avatar

    I would like any ideas on how to blend a nice health tonic from spices such as tumeric etc.

    regards and best wishes


  13. Lynn Avatar

    I am making my own seasonings for Christmas presents. I have been asked for McCormick HOT SHOT.
    Anyone have any ideas?

  14. Carol Avatar

    Hi! Great recipes. I have been looking for dry mixes to flavor cheesecakes…..I cannot find anything online. They sell them, but i would like to make my own and just dont know where to start with a dry mix. Any chance you can help me out.

  15. Tom Avatar

    Can anyone tell me what the spice name for minced garlic/minced onion half and half is? I saw the word in a now lost recipe, looked it up and found it was simply the half garlic/onion mix. Thanx, Tom Rocha

  16. Genet Avatar

    What ? No apple pie spice mix ???
    jk … .. .I LOVE this list and I love that you have it all on one page !

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