Make Your Own Dandelion Oil

Last Updated on June 12, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Did you know you can make your own dandelion oil? Learn how to make infused dandelion oil to use in your crafts and recipes.

There’s just something I love about those yellow dandelions in the summer. There are so many things to do with them.

Have you tried this Dandelion Jelly recipe? Or, maybe you’d like to try this Dandelion Lotion Bar DIY.

Did you know you can make your own dandelion oil? Learn how to make infused dandelion oil to use in your crafts and recipes.

Make Your Own Dandelion Oil

There are so many different things you can do with dandelion-infused oil. You can add it to your beauty recipes or homemade soap recipes. 

Or, you can use it as a massage oil for soothing sore muscles or relaxing after a stressful day. And, you can use it to cook when you sautee other vegetables or dandelion greens.

Is dandelion oil good for your skin?

Yes, research suggests that this type oil may help to reduce inflammation. This can be helpful for people who have acne, skin irritation, or rosacea. 

There are also thoughts that it can help improve the production of collagen. So, it may be beneficial for women who are losing collagen as part of the aging process.

yellow dandelions laying on a blue towel

What can dandelion oil be used for?

As I mentioned, it’s great for beauty products. But, because dandelion oil has calming properties, it also makes a wonderful massage oil.

Just add a few drops of your favorite calming essential oil and use it to massage stiff muscles. Check out this free essential oil diffuser blends list for some scent combinations.

It’s also good for your hair. And, it may be helpful with conditions like dandruff and scalp irritation. Just massage a bit on your scalp after you wash your hair.

It also contains choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, biotin, and calcium. These are all helpful in making your hair stronger.

a bowl of yellow oil and dandelion flowers

How should I store this?

I like to store it in the refrigerator. It should be kept in a cool dark place. Never keep it somewhere hot or in direct sunlight. It may go rancid that way.

How long will dandelion oil last?

Made properly, strained infused this flower oil will last for about a year. Make sure that you strain all of the petals and imperfections from the oil so that no bacteria forms.

dandelions in a glass bowl

Tools / equipment to make this project

ingredients on a wooden cutting board

How to make dandelion oil

  • Pick a bowl or jar full of dandelion heads.
  • Rinse them underwater, and lay them on a towel to dry out overnight.
  • Add dried dandelion heads to a jar, and fill the jar with oil, to cover the dried dandelions.
  • Set the jar in a sunny window for 1-2 weeks.
  • Cut a cheesecloth about 8” x 8” and set it over the mason jar.

Did you know you can make your own dandelion oil? Learn how to make infused dandelion oil to use in your crafts and recipes.

  • Put a canning funnel into the jar, over the cheesecloth.
  • Pour the dandelions that have been in the oil-filled jar into the funnel, into the other jar. Allow as much liquid through as possible, so you may want to let everything sit for 5 minutes or so.
  • Discard dandelions, and put a lid on the jar that is now filled with oil.
  • Use your homemade dandelion oil in numerous recipes.

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Make Your Own Dandelion Oil

Did you know you can make your own dandelion oil? Learn how to make infused dandelion oil to use in your crafts and recipes.

Did you know you can make your own dandelion oil? Learn how to make infused dandelion oil to use in your crafts and recipes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • Dandelions
  • Sweet Almond oil, or carrier oil of choice
  • Cheesecloth
  • Canning funnel
  • Mason jar

Tools

  • none

Instructions

    1. Pick a bowl or jar full of dandelion heads.
    2. Rinse them under water, and lay on a towel to dry out over night.
    3. Add dried dandelion heads to a jar, and fill the jar with oil, to cover the dried dandelions.
    4. Set the jar in a sunny window for 1-2 weeks.
    5. Cut a cheesecloth about 8” x 8” and set it over the mason jar.
    6. Put a canning funnel into the jar, over the cheesecloth.
    7. Pour the dandelions that have been in the oil filled jar into the funner, into the other jar. Allow as much liquid through as possible, so you may want to let everything sit for 5 minutes or so.
    8. Discard dandelions, and put a lid on the jar that is now filled with oil.
    9. Use your homemade dandelion oil in numerous recipes.

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