When I was little, the first bouquet of flowers I made for myself, was a big bunch of yellow dandelions I picked from the yard. Very few things were better than blowing dandelions in the wind and pretending they were snow (it never snowed in Nashville, TN back then:)
I had no idea that you could boil those suckers and drink them for an extremely healthy tea that’s even more magical for your hair!
Dandelions are an edible herb packed with healing vitamins and minerals.
Dandelion Tea Benefits:
Dandelion Tea is power packed with the following goodies:
- Vitamins A, B, C & D
These vitamins are good for your immune system, vision, giving you energy, healing your body, and clearing your mind. And it adds awesome gloss and thickness to your situation:)
This is the Perfect Tea for Hair Growth because of it’s abundance of zinc (which also boosts mood and libido),
Other benefits include:
- natural skin toner
- natural laxative
- natural diuretic
- settles an upset stomach
- relieves bloating
- purifies the blood
- helps control blood sugar
- good for your tummy – helps ease digestion
- reduces inflammation
- cleanses the liver
- relieves dandruff
- gives good hair sheeny shine
- helps control acne, diabetes, and high blood pressure
- helps balance the sebum in your scalp, which promotes hair growth
- relieves dry hair
The tea itself can be pretty bitter so make sure to sweeten with stevia or honey…
For Naturalista’s with allergies or sensitive skin: do not use if you have a ragweed allergy or if you are allergic to chrysanthemums, daisies, and marigolds.
Dandelion Hair Tea Recipe
1 tablespoon (or 1 tea bag) dandelion root
2 tablespoons of flaxseeds
2 1/2 cups of water
5 drops of lemon essential oil (or 1 tsp of lemon juice)
1 tablespoon honey
*Optional – 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
I’ll be pouring the tea over my twists, adding coconut oil for additional shine and to protect my ends/seal in moisture!
- 1 tablespoon (or 1 tea bag) dandelion root
- 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil (or 1 tsp of lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- *Optional - 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Seep your dandelion root or dandelion root tea bag in 8 ounces of water for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain dandelion root from water if using scoops. Set dandelion tea to the side.
- Boil flaxseeds in 2 cups of water for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain the flaxseeds from the water immediately.
- Add honey to hot flaxseed water (consistency should be slippery) and allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.
- Combine flaxseed water, dandelion tea, apple cider vinegar, & lemon to 20 ounce bottle. Shake to get all of the ingredients happy and blended.
- Wash & condition your hair.
- Pour tea over your hair for your final rinse.
- Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes with a plastic bag or cap on your hair.
- Rinse briefly (less than a minute) and style!
Where To Buy
You can buy dandelion tea from most grocery stores and online sites.
- Dr. Oz’s Herb of the Month: Dandelion
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Dandelion