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Turn those weeds in the yard into a homemade skincare product with this sunny DIY dandelion sugar scrub.
I love making sugar scrubs! They are so simple to make and it’s almost a guarantee that I have all the ingredients needed in my kitchen already!
The fact that I love them so much is probably not a surprise to all of you! You’ve likely seen all my other sugar scrub recipes or even my post that contains 52 natural sugar scrubs!
This dandelion sugar scrub is one part sugar scrub DIY and one part beginner herb forager!
I know many of you are NOT the type to hunt through forests for herbs but don’t dismiss this sugar scrub just yet!
The foraging you’ll be doing is in your own backyard. In fact, if you have kids you could have your kids do the foraging for you and they’ll think it’s so much fun!
What are we foraging for?
You’ve got dandelions in your yard right? Odds are you do!
My yard looks like I’m purposely growing them this year! I have no idea how that happened but I’m taking advantage of these prolific “weeds”!
Ingredients in this Dandelion Sugar Scrub
As it turns out dandelion is actually helpful for your skin! Dandelion is high in vitamins which can help speed up the healing process of skin that is dealing with things like psoriasis, acne, eczema, general dry skin. (source)
Dandelions even have anti-aging benefits by reducing wrinkles and fine lines!
It’s also good for cleansing the skin of toxins that cause acne by clogging the pores.
We are using sugar for this scrub for its exfoliating properties. Sugar scrubs off those dead skin cells and in turn helps your skin look bright, fresh, and smooth.
You could use practically any oil that you like for this sugar scrub but I’m partial to coconut oil for a few reasons.
Coconut oil becomes a solid oil when the temperature is below 76 degrees. This means the sugar scrub is a little less messy to use as it holds its shape better.
Coconut oil is also a great moisturizer which will help leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It also has an anti-aging perk as it’s packed with antioxidants!
Dandelion Infused Oil
In this recipe we actually, infused the coconut oil with dandelion which is what gives it the fun yellow color!
You can learn how to make herb infused oils on my blog but I’ll also provide the quick version down in the recipe.
DIY Dandelion Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
handful of dandelion flowers (just the heads)
To Make Dandelion Infused Oil
Place your dandelion flowers and coconut oil in a double boiler
(herbs and oil in the top pan/bowl and simmering water in the bottom pot).
Heat for 30-60 minutes.
Be careful to not over heat the oil; you do not want to cook the oil- just heat it.
Once it’s cool enough to handle, strain flowers out of oil.
To Make Dandelion Sugar Scrub
Pour sugar into a small bowl.
Measure out 1/4 cup of dandelion oil and pour into the sugar.
Mix well and transfer to your favorite storage container.
For best results, you’ll want to use this dandelion sugar scrub a few times a week.
Want more creative ways to use dandelions?
50+ Ways to Use Dandelion (all parts)
I’m curious how long does the scrubs stay good for and do you need to keep it in the fridge?
Typically they stay good for about 6 months (provided contaminants do not get into the scrub). And no, it does not need to be refrigerated.