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Hey friends! Showing up with an extremely simple recipe that will be a beautiful tool 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!
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.
Dandelions and skincare
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!
- 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.
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! be sure to cover your dandelions and rose petals entirely with oil or else they will get mold, and you will have to discard.
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!
be sure to cover your dandelions and rose petals entirely with oil or else they will get mold, and you will have to discard.
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Peace + love