Dandelion Lotion Bars: Who knew that dandelions could be so versatile? For so long, I’ve thought that dandelions were just pesky little weeds that were destined to be destroyed by a harmful weed killer, so that the lawn returned to a pristine expanse of green. In actuality, when utilized correctly, dandelions are beneficial, healthy, and medicinal for the body!
When ingested, dandelions are highly nutritious and contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are potent antioxidants. They contain vitamins A, B, C, E, K, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. If you want to drink, dry the dandelion root and then drink as a tea.
Dandelion Lotion Bars
When dandelions are placed into lotion, they help to fight skin inflammation and irritation. They can also protect the skin from damage from sunlight, aging, and acne. It is anti-aging, as it helps to increase the generation of new skin cells, which slows down the aging process. In addition, it was found that dandelions may increase skin hydration and collagen production. Don’t bother with those expensive lotions from the store filled with chemicals. Make this instead!
Traditionally, dandelions flowers have been used to heal chapped skin and to soothe sore muscles. That’s why this lotion recipe is so great. You have the added benefit of no chemicals and a quick solution to help the body relax after a long day.
The best part about dandelions is that they have a very low toxicity level and are very safe for most people. However, if you are allergic to plants like ragweed, this is probably not a project for you.
How to Make Dandelion Lotion Bars
This dandelion lotion recipe uses homemade dandelion infused oil. You can find the recipe for dandelion infused oil here.
- 1/4 Cup of Beeswax
- 1/4 Cup of Shea Butter
- Candy or Ice Molds
- 1/4 Cup of Dandelion Infused Oil
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Using a double boiler, measure out the ingredients into the top pot. The bottom pot should contain 1-2 inches of simmering water. Add the beeswax. Once the beeswax is melted, add in the shea butter and dandelion oil, but do not let it overheat or boil. When the ingredients are all melted, immediately remove from the heat. Once it is removed from the heat, add in your essential oils.
When pouring the melted mixture into the molds, first put down a sheet of waxed paper in case of spills. Let the mixture set up in the molds. Usually it takes about an hour. Once it is set up, remove from the molds.
Essential Oil Blend for Men
Sometimes we women just want to pamper our men. And we know men tend to avoid lotions that smell overly “girly”. So instead of using lavender essential oil, try using one of the following blends: