DIY Dandelion Salve

Did you know that dandelions are super beneficial for us? The whole plant is usable, flower, leaves, and the roots. I’ve really been wanting to make a dandelion salve. The flowers have pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only that, it’s great for dry, cracked, and/or itchy skin. To make the salve you need dandelions, almond oil, and beeswax.

First thing you want to do is pick your dandelions, find somewhere you can lay them out to dry. I let mine sit for close to 60 hours.

Freshly picked!
Sorry for the poor lighting, 24 hours later.

Once they’re all dried, I put them in a mason jar, poured sweet almond oil over them capped the jar and set it in a cool, dark place for two weeks.

Once the two weeks are up, it’s time to strain your oil. It can get a little messy as I used my hands to squeeze the oil through a cheesecloth into a clean measuring cup. I was left with this nasty clump of grossness.

Next you’ll need to use a double boiler and melt your beeswax, when the beeswax is all melted, add the oil a little at a time until it’s smooth. Keep stirring, this step does take some time. Once it’s nice and smooth you can pour it into your containers. You’ll need to let it sit for a few hours.

I mainly wanted to try this specific salve because my mother and I both have arthritis. My mom has it in her hands and I in my hips and moving down to my knees. I truly feel this helps. I can’t wait to make more!

Dandelion Salve

  • 16 oz Dandelion Infused Oil
  • 2 oz Beeswax
  • 1.5 tsp Lavender Essential Oil
  1. Melt beeswax in double boiler

  2. Add dandelion oil to melted beeswax a little at a time, stirring constantly until completely smooth.

  3. Once the beeswax and dandelion oil are incorporated and there are no lumps in your mixture you can add the lavender essential oil.

  4. You can now pour the mixture into your desired choice of containers.

11 thoughts on “DIY Dandelion Salve

  1. Don’t have enough dandelions to do this. Do you sell this and ship it? If you do, I’d like to order some. My husband had shingles and, although the sores have healed, the itching is still driving him crazy.

    1. Hi Genie! I was selling it but am all sold out. I am working on a comfrey salve right now that would help him but it wont be available for a little bit as it has to sit for 6 weeks. I wont have more dandelion salve until next Spring.

      1. How many dandelions did you use? I am trying to get just an idea so I would know if I could make more than one batch. We have a pasture that is about 3.5 acres and get lots of dandelions in the summer and I thought this would be fun to do with my kids as Christmas presents.

      2. Hi Corinne! Great idea making them for Christmas gifts. I’m honestly not sure how many dandelions I used. But based on my pictures I would say a couple hundred, I l know it sounds like a lot, but once you start picking you’ll be surprised how fast you can get a bowl full. Let me know how it works out for you.

  2. I made this salve. First time ever to make a salve and tried it on my itchy toes fungus. I rub this on them when it acts up. SO glad I tried it. It helps so much. Glad I found and tried your recipe. I already had dandelion infused olive oil waiting to do something with. Thanks

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