Dandelions are spring magic to me.
I love to pick the blossoms and use them in an infused oil for soaps or other DIY beauty products. They leave the oil with a pleasant fragrance, and I love how soothing they are to the skin! (Get the DIY on making an infused dandelion oil here)
This is a wonderful lip balm recipe you need to try!
This recipe is pretty simple and easy to use. The basic ingredients are infused dandelion oil,(get the DIY instructions here) beeswax, shea butter and essential oils. Get your ingredients ready before you begin. I use a glass container in a double boiler set on low and measure these ingredients by measuring, not weight, since they are all oils. Measure out:
- 2 T. infused oil
- 1 T. beeswax
- 1 T. Shea butter
Melt the oils over low heat until all melted together.
To add essential oils, I place two drops in each lip balm pot or stick FIRST, then add the heated oils to the pots. This helps me get several different flavors in one batch. Simply stir the oils all together with a toothpick. I like to use lime, grapefruit or peppermint in my balms for a summery flavor.