In what is turning out to be a dark, wet January it's nice to be reminded of brighter times.
Lacking the funds to travel to warmer places I have looked back to the sunnier parts of last summer and I can't think of anything that captures those days better than a batch of salves I made from the sunniest of all the weeds. Dandelion Flowers.
This method works for pretty much any infused oil but this one looks so pretty I wanted to share it.
As you can see I use a combination of a jam funnel and a coffee
filter to strain out the oil from the plant material
I heated the oil gently over some just on the boil water.
When the oil was warm enough, I added beeswax and a few drops of essential oils
I poured the resulting liquid salve into some glass jars
The salve labeled and ready to go.