Dandelion rose oil is a great flower infused remedy for acne-prone, combination, and sensitive skin types. This oil has been a wonderful addition to my night time moisturizer and day time glow serum! A powerful tool to help balance out your skin.
Healing dandelion and rose petal oil to balance your skin naturally is an all natural tool for your home apothecary that requires minimal effort. This recipe is perfect for infusing your do-it-yourself beauty recipes, dandelion salve, lip balms, soaps, essential oil rollers, and more. This recipe is one of my absolute favorites to keep in my natural beauty ingredients. The type you simply put together and wait. An infusion. Letting time + plants simply work their magic to get the very most of their magical benefits.
I knew that this summer I wanted to support my skin with a homemade dandelion salve and dandelion lip balm. With everything closed and with no gardener or time to manicure yard myself for several months in 2020 (hello corona quarantine) our yard became abundant in dandelions. And our rose bushes were budding and blooming like crazy. The base of dandelion salve is dandelion oil, and this is the recipe I used with great success!
Healing dandelion and rose petal oil to balance your skin naturally
All you need for this infusion and recipe is some fresh organic rose petals and dandelions and carrier oil of choice. Because I use this on my skin, I personally wanted to use a carrier that is non-comedogenic. I infused my dandelions and rose petals in hempseed oil. Because noncomedogenic oils don’t clog pores, they’re a great tool to use on many types of skin, and the other members in your home, whether your skin type can be categorized as dry or oily. A non-comedogenic oil is also wonderful as your main ingredient for massage oil, and may also reduce fine lines and wrinkles on dry skin.
Dandelion is a great herb to use for acne-prone, combination, and sensitive skin types. This oil has been a wonderful addition to my night time moisturizer and day time glow serum!
Dandelions and skincare
- Antioxidants: High in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, makes dandelions a great topical treatment for fighting free radicals and the signs of aging skin.
- Minerals: Dandelions contain potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. The root is particularly rich in mineral concentration. These minerals will hydrate the tissues and support the functions of the skin.
- Vitamins: Vitamin A, B6, C and K all help support the skin's function and help fight free radicals.
- Antifungal and Germicidal: The milk or sap from the stem of the flower is useful in treating skin diseases which are caused by microbial or fungal infections. It's high alkaline levels help fight off infection in the skin's tissues, including itching, eczema and the bacteria that promotes acne. Source.
Rose petals in skincare
Roses are the highest vibe flower in the plant kingdom and has high levels of vitamin C, a powerful skincare antioxidant. Roses can help protect skin and reverse the signs of sun damage. Plus, roses are naturally fragrant, enhancing this oil further.
Hemp seed oil and skincare
Hemp seed oil balances out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production.
Harvesting and cleaning dandelions for your oil
Dandelions are easily identifiable and abundant. They're notoriously easy to harvest and simple to clean and use.
I like the harvest my dandelions from my own garden. We're lucky to have a garden where they grow abundantly, without fertilizer, however we also don't have pets. Make sure you've located a safe space that's free of fertilizer and that is not visited by dogs. 🙂
To harvest the entire plant from root, use a weeding fork. Angel the fork about an inch into the soil to loosen the root, and then carefully pull the entire plant from the ground. Shake free from dirt and remove any damp or slimy leaves.
Run dandelion crowns and green through water, while carefully opening their crowns to be sure you've removed any dirt and pests.
If you're using fresh dandelion root, peel the "skin" as if it were a carrot, and clean it well. Then you can slice it exactly like you would a carrot. Give it a try, it's delicious!
One great way to use this carrier oil is to enhance your lip balm, I have a recipe here! Or add some into your soaps for soft, smooth skin. Try it in these calming coconut shea butter moisturizing bars with essential oils for soft skin at bedtime! And of course, you need to try this ultra-nourishing and healing dandelion salve! You could also use this carrier oil in any of your homemade essential oil rollers!
- Organic rose petals
- Hemp seed oil or carrier oil of choice
- Jar of choice with air tight seal
Pick your dandelions and one rose
Dry your whole dandelions and rose petals in the sun for one day
Place cleaned dandelions and rose petals in a sealable jar
Pour one cup of carrier oil over your dandelions and roses
Seal and let sit and infuse for 4-6 weeks.
When ready to use, strain dandelion and rose petals out and use this carrier oil to make anything you'd like!
Not edible, do not consume. Use for soaps, lip balms and homemade cosmetics.
Thanks for reading! I hope you make, use, and love this recipe.
Peace + love