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We are in the midst of the dandelion season! Dandelions are often seen as pesky weeds, but they actually have numerous benefits for our skin and overall health. From their vibrant yellow flowers to their deep green leaves, dandelions are a powerhouse of nutrients that can provide a range of health benefits when pretty easily incorporated into our diet or skincare routine.

Dandelions in Your Skincare

Let’s first chat about the benefits for the skin and why we’d incorporated them in our Amber Rose and Hemp Revival products! 

Dandelions are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and lutein, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants can also help reduce inflammation and prevent signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.

Dandelions are also known for their antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, making them effective in treating skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

Additionally, if you’re out and about, the sap from dandelion stems can actually be used to soothe skin irritations and promote healing (it might stain a bit, but that’s temporary)!

Dandelions in Your Diet

In addition to benefiting the skin, dandelions provide various health benefits when eaten! Dandelion leaves are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium, iron, and potassium.

I actually saw dandelion leaves at Whole Foods’ stores few times -- how times have changed! These nutrients support overall health by boosting the immune system, improving digestion, and promoting healthy bones.

Dandelion root is often used in herbal medicine to support liver health and aid in detoxification. The diuretic properties of dandelions can also help reduce water retention and support kidney function. I think it is pretty amazing, that so-called weed is so beneficial for our overall health!

There are several ways to incorporate dandelions into your skincare routine and diet. As I mentioned before we incorporate Dandelions into our Amber Rose and Hemp Revival. You can also make a nourishing face mask by mixing dandelion leaves with honey and yogurt.

In terms of consumption, dandelion greens can be added to salads, smoothies, sautéed as a side dish or as cookies! They are a bit bitter and to be quite honest, I really have to disguise them by adding more dressing for my family to eat them! LOL!  Dandelion tea is another popular way to enjoy the health benefits of these plants.

Dandelions are a versatile plant that offers a range of benefits for both skin and overall health. By harnessing the nutrients and properties of dandelions, we can support our bodies in numerous ways, from nourishing our skin to improving our internal health.

So, the next time you see a dandelion in your yard, don't just think of it as a weed - consider all the ways it can benefit you and maybe even incorporate it into your lifestyle for a healthier, glowing you!

Sandra Charbonneau
Sandra Charbonneau


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