How to Make Dandelion Oil

4 Materials
$5
3 Weeks
Easy

Make dandelion infused oil to get the benefits of the dandelions in your DIY bath and body recipes. This oil can be used to make a salve, lotion, lip balm, or soap.


Dandelions are great for your skin. The flowers are full of vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin. They are also a natural anti-inflammatory and can help promote skin cell regeneration.

To make your oil infusion, you'll need:


2-4 cups of dandelion flowers

pint sized mason jar

carrier oil

cheesecloth

Lay the dandelion flowers on a cookie sheet or cooling rack. Let them dry for about a week.


Make sure that they are completely dried out and do not have moisture in them.

Put the dried dandelions in a mason jar and cover with a carrier oil. There are no exact measurements here; just make sure that the oil completely covers the flowers.


Let it sit for 2 weeks to infuse.

After two weeks, strain out the flowers with cheesecloth. I set cheesecloth in a jar and push it down into the jar a few inches. Then I put a jar ring on it to hold the cheesecloth in place. Pour the oil and flowers through the cheesecloth. Discard the flowers and cheesecloth.

Now you have a beautiful yellow dandelion infused oil!


For more tips and to learn more about the different carrier oils you can use, be sure to visit my original blog post.

You can use this dandelion infused oil to make a dandelion salve or solid lotion. It's great for dry skin or eczema.

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