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.
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!
- 16 oz Dandelion Infused Oil
- 2 oz Beeswax
- 1.5 tsp Lavender Essential Oil
Melt beeswax in double boiler
Add dandelion oil to melted beeswax a little at a time, stirring constantly until completely smooth.
Once the beeswax and dandelion oil are incorporated and there are no lumps in your mixture you can add the lavender essential oil.
You can now pour the mixture into your desired choice of containers.