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Dandelion Salve Recipe


  • Cookpot
  • Heat-proof glass container
  • Stove
  • Spoon


  • 2 tablespoons one ounce of beeswax Pastilles work best because they are thin and small and melt more evenly and quickly.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or shea butter
  • 7 tablespoons infused dandelion oil


  • Pour the dandelion infused oil into the pot or heat proof container - I use a Pyrex measuring cup.
    dandelion infused oil in jar
  • Add in the beeswax.
    beeswax in jar
  • Pour several inches of water into the base of the cookpot.
    beeswax and water in cookpot
  • Place the heat proof container in the cookpot containing the water.
  • Heat the mixture to a simmer while stirring consistently. You do not need to stir constantly, but must remain vigilant to ensure the beeswax does not scorch and melts evenly.
    heating the beeswax and infusion
  • Get your container and funnel (if using) ready by removing the lids and placing them onto the counter next to the stovetop.
    plastic cups lids and funnel
  • Stir in the coconut oil or shea butter after the dandelion infusion and the wax has thoroughly melted and the heat has been turned off.
  • Stir in any essential oils you are using - I most often use lavender and/or chamomile.
  • Immediately and carefully into your salve storage containers - glass and tin containers with firm fitting lids work best but less expensive plastic containers with an equally tight fitting lid work well, also.
    adding salve to the plastic cups
  • Store the salve in a cool and dry space out of direct sunlight for increased longevity.
    salve ready to be stored