When you receive a little bouquet of wilted dandelions, instead of sneaking them into the compost before your gifter notices, pop the heads off and jar them with coconut oil! It can be ingested, used as a sun burn balm, or added to anything!
Lots of happy in these little flowers, they are earth sun shines!
Below is the recipe
Take your little dandelions, remove the stems (they can be too bitter) and stuff any jar full to the brim with dandelion heads.
Next, warm coconut oil (never over heat!) and pour into the jar until the jar is full to the top with coconut oil. You can use any other oil like vegetable and olive but I personally find that they have a higher potential to rot quickly. Coconut oil is smooth and as close as I can get to animal fat (which is always the best for our animal bodies).
Let the jar sit in the sun. You can also let it sit on the stove in a pot and warm water with a cloth at the bottom. Slow heat is key!
Once the oil has sat for at least 2 days, it can be rewarmed if needed and the dandelions strained.
I like to warm the oil gently so I can jar it (in little cups that people use for jello shots! Super inexpensive!) to share with friends and others that are in need.
This can be added to food or used to heal the skin of eczema, dry cracked skin, skin that needs more vitamin protection, skin that loves the sun….pretty much everything! Email email@example.com for for info if needed.