People spend millions of dollars and countless hours trying to remove dandelions from their lawns. I think that this is a mistake and a waste.
Dandelions are versatile plants that you can eat and use in your daily life. This Spring we cooked up a big batch of dandelion greens with garlic and butter and they were a delight.
My great-grandfather would feed dandelion greens to my grandfather and his siblings every spring as a liver tonic.
You can roast and grind dandelion roots and drink it as an alternative to coffee and dandelion is a part of many "detox" teas.
This year, there were viral videos, reels and tik toks on making dandelion honey.
And these are just a few examples.
So I thought, why not bathe with them?
We created an herbal oil made up of organic olive oil, dandelion blooms and dried dandelion root. We let the oil steep for 3 weeks before we used the rich, golden oil to make this soap. We used beeswax from our neighbour Thurston Honey to give the soap's texture a thick lather, but also create a natural yellow. We used an essential oil blend of grapefruit, bergamot and eucalyptus to create a fresh, Spring scent. Finally, we topped the soap with dried dandelion petals. The soaps have had a minimum of 3 weeks to cure.
Saponified oils of organic olive oil, grapeseed oil, organic coconut oil, dandelion, beeswax, grapefruit, bergamot and eucalyptus essential oil