Dandelion Salve

April 24, 2021 at 4:41 pm / by

Adapted from https://www.growforagecookferment.com/how-to-make-dandelion-salve/

While dandelions are the bees first food come spring, they are sometimes much in abundance. Pop the heads off and make a nice salve for sore muscles, joints, and dry skin. You can also pull the roots for a nice medicinal tea, while the leaves you can eat raw, stir fried or thrown in a smoothie.

  • Ingredients for Dandelion Herbal Oil
  • 1 cup dandelion flowers wilted for a day or so on a screen or paper towel
  • 1 ½ cups carrier oil approximately; I like to use a blend of equal parts extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil
  • Ingredients for Dandelion Salve
  • 1 cup dandelion infused oil
  • 1 ounce beeswax
  • 1 ounce refined shea butter
  • 12-24 drops essential oils of your choice lavender and sweet orange work well (optional)

Dandelion Infused Oil
• Put the wilted dandelion flowers into a pint sized jar and cover them with the carrier oil of your choice. If you use coconut oil, it’s helpful to melt it first.
• Let your dandelion oil sit in a dark place for a week or two, but not too much longer than that as it can spoil pretty quickly. (Check and remove mold once in awhile)
• Strain out the flowers using a fine mesh sieve and a cheesecloth so that you can really squeeze all of the dandelion goodness out.
Dandelion Salve
• Create a makeshift double boiler by putting a small bowl or a glass Pyrex measuring cup over a pot with about an inch of simmering water.
• Put the dandelion oil and beeswax into the small bowl or Pyrex, and heat until the beeswax completely dissolves into the oil, stirring occasionally.
• Add the shea butter and stir until it completely dissolves.
• Stir in the essential oils.
• Carefully pour the mixture into small jars or tins and let sit until the salve sets up completely.

Use as needed! enjoy.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *