Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY

Last Updated on June 9, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Check out this simple Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY you can make. Learn how to make lotion bars with dandelion oil to soothe dry chapped skin naturally.

I love dandelions and regularly use them in this dandelion green recipe. It’s one of our favorite foraging recipes.

And, I just recently learned how to make dandelion jelly. I hope that you’ll try this dandelion jelly recipe if you still have dandelions in your yard.

Check out this simple Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY you can make. Learn how to make lotion bars with dandelion oil to soothe dry chapped skin naturally.

Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY

There really are so many uses for dandelions. They are some of my favorite wild edibles recipes. And, dandelion lotion bars are so easy to make. It’s definitely one of the best lotion bars I’ve come across. 

If you’re wondering how to make lotion bars, it’s really not difficult at all. I couldn’t believe how easy it was the first time I tried it. 

Lotion bars in general work really well to soothe dry, chapped skin. And, dandelion oil specifically is known for its ability to heal cracked skin. That makes it the perfect option in a recipe for lotion bars.

a measuring cup with ingredients to make this lotion bar

How do you make dandelion lotion?

This dandelion lotion bar is in lotion in solid form. But, it has the same basic ingredients as dandelion lotion which are dandelion infused oil, shea butter, and beeswax.

Is dandelion oil good for your skin?

Yes, it definitely is. Dandelions have anti-inflammatory properties. So, the infused dandelion oil can help to reduce irritation and inflammation on your skin. It also helps to increase collagen production and keep your skin hydrated.

Check out this simple Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY you can make. Learn how to make lotion bars with dandelion oil to soothe dry chapped skin naturally.

Can you add color to lotion bars?

Yes, you can certainly add color to your dandelion lotion bar if you want to. This one is naturally yellow from the infused dandelion oil and the dandelion petals. 

How long do lotion bars last?

These should last about two weeks. They are smaller-sized bars using a smaller mold. If you want one that will last longer, you can use a bigger mold.

pouring dandelion oil into a measuring cup

How to make dandelion infused oil

  • Pick the flowers from areas that haven’t been exposed to pesticides or car exhausts. You don’t want that in your dandelion lotion bar.
  • Allow them to dry for 48 hours.
  • Add them to a mason jar and fill it about half full with the flowers.
  • Cover the jar and set it in a warm place for about 4 months.

If you don’t want to wait that long to make your own dandelion oil, you can easily put the jar in a small pan filled with water. Keep it at a low temperature on the stove for 4 hours watching it to be sure it does not boil or evaporate. 

Then, strain out the dandelions and use the oil in this homemade Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY. Check out this post on how to make dandelion oil.

dandelions growing in a field of grass

How do you store lotion bars?

You will want to store them somewhere cool and dry so they don’t melt. A large glass jar works well for me. Just don’t store them in the bathroom or the heat and humidity from the shower will cause them to not last as long.

They should stay good properly stored for up to one year.

Can I add essential oils to lotion bars?

Yes, you can definitely add the essential oil of your choice. I didn’t add any to this because I like the natural scent. But, if you want to, a bit of chamomile or even lavender would work.

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mold and ingredients on a cutting board to make lotion boars

Materials to make Dandelion Lotion Bars

  • About 3 oz dandelion infused oil
  • Fresh dandelion petals
  • Measuring cup with a spout
  • Kitchen scale

step by step photos to make dandelion lotion bars

Making dandelion lotion bars

  • Measure your ingredients using a kitchen scale.
  • Sprinkle the fresh dandelion petals into the bottom of each of the 4 mold cavities.
  • Add shea butter and beeswax to a large spouted measuring cup and heat in the microwave for 1-minute intervals, stirring between each heat session, until fully melted.
  • Add the dandelion-infused oil, and stir.
  • Pour the liquid into the mold cavities.
  • Let sit for about 30-60 minutes.
  • Remove from mold and store in an airtight container.

Check out this simple Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY you can make. Learn how to make lotion bars with dandelion oil to soothe dry chapped skin naturally.

Troubleshooting

  • If the bars are slippery, you may need to remelt them and add more beeswax.
  • Too greasy? Use less oil and more shea butter.
  • If they are too sticky, melt them again and add more dandelion-infused oil.

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Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY

Check out this simple Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY you can make. Learn how to make lotion bars with dandelion oil to soothe dry chapped skin naturally.

Check out this simple Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY you can make. Learn how to make lotion bars with dandelion oil to soothe dry chapped skin naturally.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • 3 oz shea butter
  • 3 oz beeswax
  • About 3 oz dandelion infused oil
  • Fresh dandelion petals
  • Flower soap mold
  • Measuring cup with spout
  • Kitchen scale

Tools

  • microwave

Instructions

    1. Measure your ingredients using a kitchen scale.
    2. Sprinkle dandelion petals into the bottom of each of the 4 mold cavities.
    3. Add shea butter and beeswax to a large spouted measuring cup and heat in the microwave for 1 minute intervals, stirring between each heat session, until fully melted.
    4. Add the dandelion infused oil, and stir.
    5. Pour into mold cavities.
    6. Let it set for about 30-60 minutes.
    7. Remove from mold and store in an airtight container.

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