Recipe for How to Make Homemade Dandelion Lotion Bars

dandelion lotion bar with dandelions

This recipe for how to make this all homemade dandelion lotion bar is easy with only a few simple ingredients. The recipe makes luxurious lotion bars with great benefits for the skin. Once you get started making these all natural lotion bars from fresh flowers, weeds and herbs you will not want to stop. The hard lotion bars also make a great gift!

Using the lotion bars on your skin makes it feel soft and silky! The lotion in solid form can be used as massage bars for rough elbows and knees and do not have a greasy feel. Even better than regular lotion!

I love dandelions! I do not understand the effort a lot of lawn owners take to get rid for the beautiful sunny flower, especially putting poison on their lawns for just that purpose!

Dandelion jelly  and dandelion salve are other great ways to use these wonderful weeds.

Dandelions can be found everywhere! So get out and pick this awesome weed and make these great lotion bars from the dandelion blossoms.

dandelions in the yard used to make dandelion lotion bars

Skin Care Benefits of Dandelion

Dandelions contain vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, which are extremely beneficial when used on the skin. These powerful antioxidants can help protect the skin from damage and keep it looking young and healthy.

Dandelion lotion bars can help moisturize dry hands and dry skin, irritated skin, cracked heals, skin conditions and sooth bug bites.

How to Make Dandelion Lotion Bars

To make salves, lip balm, lotions and lotion bars, you need to start with an infused oil.

How to Make an Infused Oil

To make the dandelion lotion bar recipe first step is to pick the the fresh dandelion flowers by mainly picking the flower heads.

picked dandelions ready to dry and make infused oil for dandelion lotion bars

Next is to dry the dandelions. The drying process can include air drying by spreading them in a single layer on a dish towel or paper towel and letting the dandelions dry for several days.

The other option is to use a dehydrator set at a low setting to dry.

fresh dandelions added to trays of a dehydrator to make dandelion lotion bars
dandelions drying in a dehydrator to make dandelion lotion bars

The next step is to make an infused oil with the dried flower or herb by steeping the flower or herb in a carrier oil. Different kind of oils can be used including sweet almond oil, safflower oil, avocado oil, sweetgrass oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil.

Add the dried dandelions to a glass jar to start making your infused dandelion oil. I like to use canning jars.

Dried dandelions in a jar to make infused oil to make dandelion lotion bars

The amount of oil you want will depend on how much lotion you want to make. You will add about twice as much oil as your dried flowers or herbs. For example, you can add the flowers or herbs to a pint jar about halfway and then fill the jar almost to the top. If you want less, you can fill the jar about 1/4 up with herbs and then 1/2 way with oil. Also, you can make more than you plan to use for now and save the additional oil for later.

dandelion infused oil to make dandelion lotion bars

There are several options for making the infused oil:

Slow infusion: Just add the lid to the jar and put it away in a dark place for 4 to 6 weeks. Shake the jar every once in a while. You can also put the jar in direct sunlight for a couple weeks to infuse the oil.

Fast double boiler method: Place the jar in a saucepan of a couple inches of hot water and heat the water on low for about 2 hours. Or add the oil and dried herbs or flowers to a double boiler pan and let it simmer but not boil for 1 to 2 hours.

Fast crockpot method: Add your dried herbs or flowers and oil to the crockpot, make sure that the oil covers the herbs. Heat the oil slowly and keep the crockpot on warm. Try to keep the temp between 120-130 F. Let it heat for several hours.

Making the Dandelion Lotion Bars

The next step is to strain the dried dandelions from the infused oil.

Once you have the infused oil, you add the amount desired to a double boiler, then add the beeswax and shea butter. The measurements for solid lotions bars are equal amounts of oil,  beeswax,  shea butter. A lot of recipes for lotion bars and salves that I have seen use measurements in grams and oz. I feel it is easier with simple measurements. I wanted to start with a small batch, so I used 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup beeswax and 1/4 cup shea butter. Cocoa butter can be substituted for shea butter.

Stir until the beeswax and shea butter are melted.

Stirring shea butter and beeswax into dandelion infused oil to make dandelion lotion bars

Pour the mixture into small silicone molds or heatproof candy molds.  I love these flower molds.

pouring dandelion lotion bar mixture into molds
dandelion lotion bar mixture poured into molds

Option is to add essential oils or fragrance oils and coloring with mica powder to the mixture.

Let the mixture set up and harden in the silicon mold. It does not take very long to set up to make these homemade dandelion lotion bars.

Enjoy!

Enjoy making and using these homemade lotion bars made from natural ingredients and herbs and flowers. It is very easy to make small batches of these solid moisturizing lotion bars. I plan to continue to explore making salves, balms, lotions, and other similar items from plants and flowers found in nature and also from herbs and flowers that I grow. The homemade lotion bars also make great gifts!

dandelion lotion bar with dandelions

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dandelion lotion bar with dandelions

Dandelion Lotion Bar Recipe

Yield: 2 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This DIY homemade dandelion lotion body bar recipe is so easy and makes the best lotion body bar from dandelions in your yard. Plus dandelions are good for your skin!

Ingredients

  • Dried Dandelion Blossoms and Carrier Oil, which can include sweet almond oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil to make infused oil
  • 1/4 cup infused oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • Optional: Essential oil of your choice

Instructions

  1. Create the dandelion infused oil with the dried dandelions and the carrier oil- See Notes
  2. Heat the infused oil in a double boiler
  3. Add the beeswax and shea butter
  4. Heat and stir until the beeswax and shea butter are completely melted
  5. Pour the liquid into small silicone or heatproof candy molds
  6. Optional: Add essential oil of your choice, such as rose essential oil
  7. Let the lotion bars set up

Notes

There are several methods for creating the infused oil which are described in the article.

This was a small batch, that made 2 lotion bars. It can be increased as needed using equal parts oil, beeswax and shea butter.

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