15 Best Seasoning Blends

Try these homemade seasoning blends! They’re fast and easy to make, all natural, and have incredible flavor—loads better than store bought.

Seasoning blends

Did you know you can mix up your own homemade seasoning blends? They’re fast, easy to make, and taste so much better than store-bought versions. Even better: it’s a fun project! They make for great homemade gifts: perfect as housewarming gifts or for holidays.

Once Alex and I started making DIY seasoning blends: we didn’t look back! There are so many tasty spice blends: taco, fajita, Cajun, Italian, Greek (a favorite), and even ranch seasoning for dressing and dip! Ready to mix?

And now…the best homemade seasoning blends!

How long to store homemade seasoning mixes

You can store your homemade seasoning blends in an airtight container for 6 months to 1 year. Of course, they’re best when they’re the freshest. Spices generally last in a cool, dry place for 8 months to 1 year. You can use this spice blend to add new life to spices that you’ve had for a while.

Best jars for spices

How to store your seasoning blends once you make them? Get some reusable jars with screw on tops. Here are best jars for spices that we’ve found! They have nice wide tops so your measuring spoons can fit in easily. We use the 4-ounce containers in our spice cabinet.

Need spice organization tips? If your spice cabinet is always overcrowded (like ours!), go to How to Organize Your Spices…the Minimalist Way. You can see our spice jars in action.

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Seafood seasoning

*Best* All Purpose Seasoning

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 tablespoons 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Here’s the very best seasoning blend you can sprinkle on anything! This homemade mix is easy to make and takes fish, chicken, and vegetables to new heights.


  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika or sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice


  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to an airtight container or jar. Store for 6 months to 1 year in a cool, dry place.
  • Category: Seasoning
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Seasoning blends, Homemade seasoning mix, Seasoning mix

More DIY essentials

We love helping you make DIY recipes at home! Outside of these seasoning blends, here are a few more projects you might enjoy:

Last updated: September 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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