Dandelion Age Spot Oil Recipe

What appears to be one of nature’s most persistent weeds is actually endlessly useful for health and beauty.



From “Natural Beauty from the Garden”
Winter 2019

  • Vitamin-packed dandelions are more useful for health and beauty than you might expect.
    Photo by Getty Images/Nikolay_Donetsk

Yield: Yields 2 ounces

The name “dandelion” comes from the French dent de lion, or “lion’s tooth,” because the plant leaves are so deeply jagged. Many people consider dandelions an annoying weed because they overtake lawns and gardens, but they’re actually very useful beauty-wise. The yellow flowers make a wonderful bath and hair rinse. The leaves are rich in vitamins A and C; many people add them to their salads. In this recipe, they’re used to fade stubborn freckles and brown age spots.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh, chopped dandelion leaves
  • 2 tablespoons castor oil
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil

Instructions:

  1. Place the dandelion leaves and oils in a heat-resistant container, and gently warm. Do not boil.
  2. Let the mixture sit for at least 3 hours.

For More homemade skin care, see:

Excerpted from Natural Beauty from the Garden by Janice Cox, published by Ogden Publications, 2018.

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