Learn how to make this dandelion salve recipe using foraged dandelions! This homemade herbal salve is especially good for sore muscles, joints, and dry skin.
Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Pint Mason Jar
Fine Mesh Sieve
Small Glass Measuring Cup
Dandelion Herbal Oil
wilted for a day or so
approximately; I like to use a blend of equal parts extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil.
dandelion infused oil
refined shea butter
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.
Strain out the flowers using a fine mesh sieve and a cheesecloth so that you can really squeeze all of the dandelion goodness out.
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.
This recipe makes about 12 ounces of salve total, or six 2 ounce tins.
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