Dandelion salve is a natural replacement for muscle relief creams. A nourishing homemade dandelion salve is so simple to make!
A nourishing homemade dandelion salve is so simple to make! Dandelions are the most simple plants to incorporate into your natural wellness regimes and in your homemade recipes. The entire plant is safe for the entire family, and they’re so easy to recognize. No special identifying courses needed, like many other plants. We can often find them right in our organic yards, which is a huge bonus because we want to make sure our salves are not made with toxic or sprayed weeds.
Dandelions are good for your skin
Dandelions have become a beneficial part of my skincare routine. Dandelions are not only naturally good at muscle relief, but they are also amazing thanks to their ability to detoxify the skin. When the skin is clean, the pores stay clearer and the complexion has a chance to heal. I do not like makeup, and especially not during the summer. So this salve is a great way to stay moisturized with a fresh-looking complexion. This salve can be used on sore muscles, dry hands, and even as a moisturizer before bed. With the recommended essential oil added, it even has a wonderful gentle cooling sensation that I just love on my skin after some sun too.
Simple, organic + non toxic ingredients!
You only need a few simple ingredients for nourishing dandelion salve. One of them is dandelion oil, which you can find the recipe for here. This recipe is for a slow infusion + a solar infusion for drying – which I always do to enhance the medicinal properties of the plant. If you want to make this recipe quickly without waiting weeks for your dandelion oil to infuse, you can find a quick + heated dandelion recipe on the web. I haven’t personally done it and tried it on my skin, so I can’t comment on whether I recommend it or not. The other ingredients will be linked down below!
I have been doing a lot of exercises in the last few weeks and not a day goes by that my muscles aren’t sore. The kind of sore that you love from knowing your building muscles! Yet, some days (particularly after leg day) I know I’m going to need some natural muscle relief. This is also extremely useful on my occasional lower pain pain. And that’s exactly why I was so excited to add panaway essential oil to my dandelion salve. This is the perfect gift for your holistic living workout buddies. If you have it, try peppermint or spearmint for extra tingle! I love to add both when possible.
Benefits on panaway
Offers a refreshing, stimulating aroma
Cools the skin after physical activity
Provides a cooling sensation when applied to shoulders, neck, and scalp
Includes the naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumin, menthol, and eugenol
Panaway comes in all of the essential oil premium starter kits from Young Living, so if you want to give this recipe a try and need the essentials you can read more + grab these oil here! You’re always more than welcome and encouraged to come chat with me on instagram or facebook for more information about this kit, or purchasing the individual oil as well. With that said, this recipe works amazing wonders with any skin-loving essential oil of your choice! Peppermint is a good alternative. Lavender smells beautiful, but wont offer the same tingle and muscle ache relief.
- one cup of dandelion infused oil.
- two tablespoons beeswax pellets
- two tablespoons shea or coconut butter
- 12-24 drops skin friendly essential oils. I love lavender for scent, and also used panaway invigorating aroma and a cooling sensation when applied to the skin! Perfect for sore, aching muscles!
- In a double boiler, heat one cup of your dandelion oil
- Add your beeswax and nourishing butter and let them melt into your oil
- Let cool for several minutes, but not long enough for it to start to solidify - and add your essential oils.
- Mix well and pour into container of choice. I used small tins and keep several for gifts.
I hope you put your dandelions to good use and give panaway a try! If you do and you love it, let me know! Happy creating friends.