Dandelion Salves

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I love all things dandelion. I eat them, pickle them, make tea to drink with them, and now I've added soaps and salves using them! I make no claims obviously to the public, but I'm here to tell just you all that this salve has been a God-send for my son's rash. I have to give props to the original recipe creator, Jan Berry from The Nerdy Farmwife blog. I tweaked her recipe and added my own flair and ingredients and tested a few batches with different things and percentages until I found one I fell in love with. Here's the cute little labels I made for them (I'm using those little containers from the Dollar Tree) and they fit perfectly.

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Cute!! I found that same recipe not too long ago. I never heard of dandelion salve until I picked some up at a farmers market a few weeks ago. It was a miracle drug for my pain. I bought some dandelion oil to give to my mom for her arthritis. (I need to drop it off!) I also bought dandelion flowers that I am infusing in sweet almond oil right now. I plan on making some salve for mom and me. I just hope the oil works as good for her as it does for me.
 

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I'm going with the same theme from the nerdy farm site but the hard bolcks instead. Think it's shea/beeswax and sunflower infused dandelion. They are great to use.

I'm going to try the lard/infused oil and see. Thanks
 

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I would mix dandelion and calendula infused oils and add some essential oils:)
I actually did lol. I used my already infused calendula SO and then infused the dandelion as well. I also used lemongrass EO. :)

What did you end up going with as the recipe?
I used calendula and dandelion infused SO (hi-oleic), with added infused chamomile powder, yellow beeswax, added arrowroot powder, and lemongrass EO. The arrowroot cut down on the greasiness very well and gave it a silky feel that's out of this world! I also used the hi-oleic SO as it has a longer shelf life than regular, and it has a titch of vitamin E added to it as well.

Cute!! I found that same recipe not too long ago. I never heard of dandelion salve until I picked some up at a farmers market a few weeks ago. It was a miracle drug for my pain. I bought some dandelion oil to give to my mom for her arthritis. (I need to drop it off!) I also bought dandelion flowers that I am infusing in sweet almond oil right now. I plan on making some salve for mom and me. I just hope the oil works as good for her as it does for me.
Yes, it's wonderful for my headaches sometimes as well. I rub it on my temples. I use it for my lower back aches too, and even a lip balm. I love it.

I'm going with the same theme from the nerdy farm site but the hard bolcks instead. Think it's shea/beeswax and sunflower infused dandelion. They are great to use.

I'm going to try the lard/infused oil and see. Thanks
I've made the one with shea but used grapeseed oil in one of my first batches and loved it as well.
 
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Going with it :) I make dandelion soap with cocoa butter and it is the best soap. I have no idea what dandelion does in soap if it does anything but the bar of soap is wonderful :))
 

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Going with it :) I make dandelion soap with cocoa butter and it is the best soap. I have no idea what dandelion does in soap if it does anything but the bar of soap is wonderful :))
Sounds wonderful! I have dandy soaps I do HP as well and upsell them with the salves. :)
 

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Ok how does everyone dry the dandelion flowers for infusion without them going to fluff?? I've tried twice now and both times-fluff!
 

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Ok how does everyone dry the dandelion flowers for infusion without them going to fluff?? I've tried twice now and both times-fluff!
I just pick them early in the morning and lay them on paper towels to dry them for several days and haven't had them fluff, so I don't know lol. Maybe you picked yours too close to them getting ready to turn into the "fluffs".
 

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I just pick them early in the morning and lay them on paper towels to dry them for several days and haven't had them fluff, so I don't know lol. Maybe you picked yours too close to them getting ready to turn into the "fluffs".
same here
 
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