Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Salve, Rinse, Repeat!

The plant that bothers many people trying to have a nice lawn, is the same one that can be used for several natural products....You guessed it, Dandelions!

These are the early season dandelions left over after I mowed.  I picked them along with the unopened buds to make capers

I left plenty for the bees, as it is an early season food for them. 

Dandelion promotes hair growth with many vitamins and minerals. As a hair rinse the benefits also include dandruff control. Topical solutions of dandelion sooth bug bites and stings.  Also, the plant is a good anti fungal agent. 

When I was done crawling around the ground picking the select parts of the plants, I spread the flowers on a tray and dried them in the oven on very low heat, as low as the oven will go. This will take a few hours.  When the flowers were dry, I divided them into 2 jars and covered with one lot with canola oil, the other I covered with apple cider vinegar.  I set this aside for 24 hours.  Strain the next day and do it all again.  

After the double infusion, strain again. 


To the oil add any other essential oil you would like and a few tbsp. of vitamin E oil.

To the vinegar infusion add 1/4 c. coconut water.   

Keep in a pretty bottle by the shower, or tub.

Lather!  Rinse! Repeat!  ....Or as the case may be, rub or massage in, repeat.


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