I'm sure you're right about the potential honey issue, but I've had honey from that jar before. On the other hand, I don't remember when the last time I used lavender was.
But whatever caused it, cortisone cured it! What a dangerous, seductive drug. It wiped the itch away before I left the hospital. AND it did wonders for my joints, gave me a swell night's rest, the best in years. (I know it's dangers, too. My mother took it for emphezema, it made her bones so brittle that when she took a fall she never recovered from her broken ribs.)