Another week has gone by and now August is almost over! But Sarah Munro, the heroine in ONE DARK WISH, the second book in the Deadly Force series, still has recipes to share from the Dandelion-Infused Oil we made at the beginning of the month. All of this month’s recipes are based on 17th and 18th century recipes–they all have simple ingredients found right outside our door. And today’s recipe is the easiest yet. It’s a Dandelion Salve that’s perfect for those sore, achy muscles and chapped, dry skin that always appear at the end of summer.

Sarah Munro’s Dandelion Salve

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • 3.5 ounces of homemade dandelion-infused oil
  • 0.5 ounces of beeswax pastilles (available on Amazon and local health food stores)
  • Double boiler
  • Wooden spoon
  • 2 2-ounce tins or glass jars with lids (available on Amazon) or a small glass mason jar with a lid


Heat the double boiler over medium heat. Add the beeswax pastilles and the oil and heat until melted through. Stir until blended.

While mixture is melting, sterilize the jars/tins/lids in hot water.

Pour the hot liquid into the jars/tins. Let sit, uncovered, until firm. Once cool and firm, put on the covers. Store in a cool, dry place when not in use.

Rub into skin to help alleviate sore muscles and chapped skin.

Important disclaimer about wild plants, foraging, and making herbal remedies:

I am not a medical professional and nothing written on this blog is medical advice. None of my statements have been evaluated by the FDA (I am legally required to give you this disclaimer).

It is important to do your due diligence before foraging, harvesting, and/or consuming any type of medicinal plant.

  • If you are taking any medications, talk to your doctor about any potential drug interactions.
  • If you are allergic to anything, make sure whatever you are foraging is not in the same family. Example: While dandelions are typically considered safe, those who are allergic to ragweed, latex, daisies, or any other plants in the same or similar families, may not be able to consume dandelion.

Always research potential side effectsdosage recommendations, and how to properly prepare and consume each medicinal plant.

Always make sure you are foraging what you believe to be. Fully prepare and study the anatomy before harvesting wild plants.

Always make sure your kitchen/work area is clean and that all materials are sterilized.

Do not forage plants from areas that have been sprayed within the past 2 years at the very least.

I am not legally or morally responsible for the health of any of my readers. Please do your own research!

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