Dandelions are much more beneficial than many of you know, and from their roots to the leaves, they can be used in various ways.
Dandelion oil is made from the flower head, and it is a versatile natural cure that can alleviate joint and muscle pain, relieve stress and tension and soothe dry skin.
This oil has been used as a medicine for hundreds of years. It has potent therapeutic properties that reduce swellings, fight inflammation, treat gout and arthritis, relieves back and neck pain, and calms the sore muscles and joints.
This oil is a potent first aid remedy since it soothes sunburns burns, cuts, scrapes, bug bites and other minor skin irritations. It is also a popular ingredient in skin care products and can be used as a facial oil or in place of regular olive oil in homemade lip balm recipes.
Additionally, the application of dandelion to diaper rashes soothes them and alleviates the discomfort, and if used as a massage oil, it soothes sore muscles.
Many people use dandelion oil in gardening salves to treat dry and chapped skin.
Since you can find dandelions everywhere around you in the spring, you can make your own dandelion oil at home, free of pesticides and chemicals.
Here is the recipe:
- Dandelion flowers, freshly picked
- Base oil, such as grapeseed oil, almond oil or olive oil
Pick healthy-looking, full blossoms by cutting the flower heads from the plant, and fill a jar half full.
Then, spread the flowers on a cloth or paper towel, and allow them to sit for 24 hours to dry out.
Next, fill a glass jar half full with the flowers, add oil to cover them, and stir with a spoon or knife.
Cover with a lid. Place the jar in a sunny and warm area to steep for 2 weeks.
Shake the jar every day to stimulate the release of medicinal components from the flowers.
After 2 weeks, strain with cheesecloth into a clean sterilized bowl.
Mash the flowers, squeeze the cheesecloth, and pour the oil into a clean glass bottle.
Keep the dandelion infused oil in a cool, dark place up to a year. However, note that if it starts to smell bad, it’s probably rancid. Also, if you notice a small spot of mold, remove that plant part and the mold. If you notice a lot of molds, the infused oil needs to be thrown away.
Therefore, try the medicinal properties of dandelion oil and you will be extremely satisfied with its effects.