Dandelion Lotion Recipe

dishcloth with a container of lotion with a dandelion in it..

I love the Willow and Sage Magazine and all things DIY & all natural.

When I got the magazine, way back in June it had a lovely bar of soap with a dandelion on it tied with a piece of twine.

Making soap is quite the chore and I wasn’t feeling up to it, but I was feeling creative so I Googled {that’s a verb, right?!} “the benefits of dandelion” and I was pleasantly surprised and decided I needed to make something with them, since I have several in the yard.

I use coconut oil as a moisturizer, so I decided to infuse some with dandelions.

How to make the moisturizer:

Step 1: Collect dandelions {6-8 heads}

Step 2: Get a sterilized 4 oz mason jar

Step 3: Lightly fill the jar most of the way to the top with solid Organic Coconut Oil. {Mine is unrefined, but I don’t know all the ins and outs of coconut oil, so use what you’re comfortable with or what you have on hand}

Step 4: Chop up your dandelion heads and add them to the jar of coconut oil

Step 5: Screw lid on tightly

Step 6: Place in a south facing window

Step 7: Shake daily for 3-4 weeks

Step 8: Using cheesecloth strain the dandelions from the coconut oil into another sterilized 4 oz jar

Step 9: Place in the fridge to solidify

Step 10: Use as a moisturizer

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The coconut oil will melt and absorb the dandelion oil. After about 7 days of shaking I took the lid off and smelled the lotion… lets just say I wasn’t impressed :)

I stuck to it though and after the 4 weeks was up and it had solidified in the fridge I smelled it again and it was heavenly… if sunshine had a smell, this would be it, at least for me anyway.

I use this on my face daily and add it to the tips of my hair when it feels dry.