Herbes de Provence Recipe – easy DIY version!

Use this Herbes de Provence recipe to make this fragrant herb mixture at home – it’s easy and you’ll know you’re using quality ingredients!

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As you all hurry to plan your Thanksgiving feasts, I have a quick and easy recipe for you. I’m excited to share this one for a few reasons:

  • It would be perfect rubbed onto a certain type of poultry who says “gobble gobble” and whose name starts with a “T.”
  • It would be great for gifting — time to start thinking about holiday gifts!
  • It would be delicious on a big ol’ beef roast — ideal for a Christmas dinner.
  • It’s a good way to get tons of herby flavor into your food even though your beautiful herb garden is covered in white fluffy junk.

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When I was in high school we traveled to France and stayed with a family there. It came out out of us having an exchange student, and the relationship with her family grew until we were all good friends. We had the privilege of staying with them for a few weeks as we traveled around France with the best tour guides possible, the French people.  Anyways, it probably goes without saying that the food was great. My mom and I have different memories of this, but I remember them sprinkling Herbes de Provence over fresh salads. Regardless of if they did it or not, it would be another great use for this DIY herb mixture.

I teamed up with SpiceJungle to bring you this recipe. SpiceJungle is Beanilla’s new venture into spices, teas, salts, chiles, mushrooms and more (over 400 products!). Beanilla is located in my hometown and they are my go-to for all things vanilla. Needless to say, I’m very excited about this new online store.

The wonderfully fun descriptions of each of their products make browsing their website truly enjoyable.

For example, the following is their description of Herbes de Provence:

“A charming herb that smells of deep and ancient forests and fields where fantastic experiences are waiting. (We hope these experiences are unicorns. That would be awesome.) Enchanting to smell and bewildering in taste, this classic herb blend is a must for the Francophile kitchen.” 

I did a fair amount of Herbes de Provence recipe research, and what I found is that every recipe is different. Some include lavender, some do not. Some include fennel, but fennel seeds aren’t my favorite. If you choose to switch it up a little, let me know in the comments what you put in your Herbes de Provence mixture! I’d love to hear!

What is Included in Herbes de Provence?

In my recipe, I used:

This Herbes de Provence recipe really couldn’t be easier to throw together. I didn’t even dirty a spoon…all I did was put all the ingredients in a jar and gave it a little shake. You can use it as is, or you could use grind it up in a spice grinder. Or you could wrap it up in cheesecloth to infuse the flavor into a soup. Endless possibilities!

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Herbes de Provence Recipe

Use this Herbes de Provence recipe to make this fragrant herb mixture at home – it’s easy and you’ll know you’re using quality ingredients!

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  • 3 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried savory
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
  2. Optional: Blend in a spice grinder or using a mortar and pestle if you prefer the herbs to be a finer texture.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 11 tablespoons, Serving Size: 1/2 tablespoon

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 4 Calories
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

 Looking for more DIY spice mixtures? Check out my taco seasoning, large batch taco seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, and beef stew seasoning! Or you can check out my complete list of homemade spice blends.


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  1. Bit shocked to see lavender mentioned. Herbes de Provence does NOT contain lavender in Provence, France, nor marjoram or parsley. If you want it to be authentic and not some americanised version do not add them. I buy my Herbes de Provence in the Provence area of France and I can assure your readers that there is NO lavender in the blend whatsoever. In fact the blend is strictly controlled (Label Rouge) in Provence. Here are the correct proportions, Label Rouge, blend : 26% savoury, 26% oregano, 26% rosemary, 19% thyme, and 3% basil.

  2. I am that kind of person who loves cooking but got no time to make my own recipe of herbes de provence so I purchase a ready made one online.

  3. Homemade spices are always SO amazing! Cannot wait to try this!

  4. I love this combo on my favorite roast chicken recipe! YUM!

    Rating: 5
  5. Love this idea for gift giving! Gorgeous photos, Rachel!

  6. I love the idea of giving something like this as a gift. Your photos are seriously beautiful :)

  7. Homemade spices are the best- so much fresher too.

  8. I love to sprinkle herbes de provence on oven fries! And I could totally use some new herb to restock my new kitchen!

  9. Herbes de Provence is one of my favorite spice blends! I use it on just about enduring. I can’t wait to make it myself.

    P.S. Beanilla is doing spices? Woo-hoo!

  10. I love the idea of homemade spice blends – I can only imagine how amazing it smells! This would make such a fun holiday gift for neighbors or co-workers too.

  11. oh I can just smell the flavors right now!! I bet it’s incredible!! I can’t wait to make my own!

  12. I love herbes de provence but reading this I think I have spelled it wrong in every single recipe, ha ha. Great idea to make your own, I am so doing this!

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