This year, I have put no energy, whatever, into ridding my space of dandelions. In fact, I have put them to work for me!
This kitchen magic: Dandelion Coconut Muscle Rub
Wonderful for undoing, when you have overdone it.
- A glass canning jar including lid and ring, larger than total volume of finished product
- liquified coconut oil
- a large handful of flowering dandelion tops
- A sunny afternoon window sill, daily for 2 weeks
Place the dandelion flowers in the bottom of the sterile, entirely dry jar.
Pour the oil over the flowers to entirely cover.
Place lid and ring on jar and firmly tighten.
Place jar in the sunny window.
The oil with solidify when it isn’t 76 degrees, so it needs to reach that temperature every day, and be shaken gently. This is completely easy if it can “live” in a western or southern window in the Summer, because the sun does the warming. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the jar can be placed in a shallow pan of water and gently warmed, but this is definitely more work and dedication.
Shake daily for 2 weeks and strain.
The finished product is a wonderful oil rub for sore muscles as is, and would make an ideal additive to beeswax for a heavier salve.