Things to Do With Dandelions (Free ebook!)

Things to do with dandelions

Hi everyone!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions and emails about dandelions, so thought I might round up a few of my favorite things to do with them in a little free ebook.

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Feel free to pass this on to all of your friends and family interested in this type of thing.

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102 Responses to Things to Do With Dandelions (Free ebook!)

  1. Teri Davis says:

    many thanks

    • Jan says:

      You’re quite welcome! :)

    • christie says:

      Just picked some more dandelions. They are blooming everywhere right now. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.
      I like Skyrim to.

    • christie says:

      Hi how do I get the ebook to download? It opens but does not save.

      • Jan says:

        Hi Christie, Have you tried right clicking on the link to the book “Click HERE to download your free mini ebook!” – you should be able to save it as a PDF from there. If you’re on a mobile or tablet though, it may work differently. You can do a quick google search on “how to download a PDF with an ipad” or whatever the name of your device is and hopefully that will help! If it still won’t work, comment back and let me know and I can try emailing the file directly to you.

    • Mona Safwat says:

      Thanks a million for the useful ebooks!

  2. Linda says:

    Thank you so much for the e-book. I love it and will be trying some of the recipes.
    By the way, I love your blog!

  3. Linda says:

    Thank you! Sadly ours have already turned to puffs. But living in the burbs out from a capital city, I’d want to go out further for them anyway. When I was younger in the late 60’s and 70’s, I use to use them for salads, but my favorite was batter fried…back in the day I could eat fried without gaining ;-)

  4. Steff says:

    Yay, thanks!! You’re so great!

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  6. Jean Goon says:

    Thanks so much!

  7. Deann Murphy says:

    This Dandelion article was very informative. I remember my great grandmother taking us on nature walks and teaching us to pick dandelion greens and other herbs as we went.
    Today my husband and I make wine from local organic fruits here in Southwest Washington State. This year we experimented by making Dandelion wine and odd as it may sound we added Choke Cherries, so it is pink but the flavor of the flowers still comes through.
    I enjoyed seeing the other ways you can use them in your article.

    • Jan says:

      What wonderful memories of your great grandmother and your dandelion wine sounds so pretty – I love the idea of adding choke cherries. I’m glad you enjoyed the ebook; it was a lot of fun to make! :)

  8. Linda says:

    I can’t get the two ebooks to download or open. Is there a way I can see them online and copy and paste? Thanks

    • Jan says:

      Hi Linda, If you can’t see either then your Adobe reader likely needs updating.

      If that doesn’t work, I can try emailing each book to you. I won’t be near my computer for several hours, but will check back this afternoon and see if you got it to work or not. Someone else had this problem too and it was fixed by the updated Adobe, so I hope that helps! :)

      • Linda says:

        I have the new Adobe XI. It must not be working. If you can email them I would appreciate it! Thanks for your site and your good information.

        • Jan says:

          Okay, I’m emailing them now. You’ll get two emails from me – one for each book. Hopefully, they won’t go into spam and they’ll work for you! :)

        • Country says:

          Turn the direct x filter off then try link Top right of your screen the circle with the line threw it hover mouse cursor over and read ( only turn off for sites you trust.

  9. Thanks for sharing. We have quite a few dandelions right now. Never have tried using them for anything!

  10. What an excellent book – that must have been a lot of work–thank you for giving us that! Amazing! I know almost nothing about using dandelions and am super excited about trying these out.

    I’d also LOVE it also if you could share this post (or another on foraging or other preparedness topic if you’d rather) at the newest Preparedness Fair (will be live tonight, at the link in my name above.) This is a formal invitation! ;)


    • Jan says:

      Hi Natalia! I’m glad you found some good ideas in the book! :) I’m only on the computer for a short few minutes this morning before dashing out, but will come check out your link this afternoon when I return home. Thanks! :)

  11. Beth Wildwood says:

    I would like to express my joy at the info you have put together in this fantastic ebook. I THANK YOU so very much , sending you love light energy from the funky wildwood :))

  12. Megan says:

    Thanks so much for the book! We fry up dandelions every Spring – something we actually look forward to doing! I’ve heard of making tea and jellies from dandelions and had always had a curiosity of what else I could do – the book will give me some good ideas I’m sure! Thanks again!

  13. Wanda Lowry says:

    Hey Jan,
    When I infuse the Dandelions to make salve, am I suppose to use both flower and stem or just flower? Thanks!! So excited to try this recipe as well as soap!!

    • Jan says:

      Hi Wanda! I’m glad to hear you’re so excited about trying the recipes! :) I usually use mostly flowers, but it’s okay to get some stems in there too. Have fun making your salve & soap!

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  15. Thanks for this….I have ordered tins and beeswax, and hope they arrive before the dandelions are gone!

    • Jan says:

      That’s great! You can still make up the oil and have it on standby until your supplies arrive. I’ve had some infusing for about two weeks now, until I could get to salve making again!

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  17. Julie says:

    Thank you so much! What a blessing. I ‘pinned’ this on Pinterest, too!

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  21. Kim says:

    Thank you..

  22. Theressa says:

    My front yard is full of dandelions :D Now i’ve got plenty of stuff i can do with them now :)

  23. nice useful site you have here! thankyou! I just tried to go to the site things to do with dandilions and it wouldn’t load. sorry

  24. Robin says:

    Thank you very much. It’s pretty, short and Precise. I look forward to reading the whole thing

  25. susan says:

    Thank you for this wonderful information, your whole site is an inspiration. I will try the dandelion soap the minute they appear!!

    • Jan says:

      Hi Susan, I’m so glad you are enjoying the site! I hope you like the dandelion soap – it’s one of my favorites! :)

  26. Ria Smits says:

    Hello Jan
    Thank you for the free E books and your help and advise, I finaly know what to do with dandelions.Inspired by you and others I started to grow my own calendula (in two or tree days they already put ther little hads above the soil) So thank you very much for sharing.Greatings from Ria out of the Netherlands

  27. Ria Smits says:

    A question, I have some batches of olive soap that I want to use to make new soap’s of, and ad some scent to it.How do I do that??? and can I do that???

  28. SundaysChild says:

    Thank you so much for the ebook. :D The dandies aren’t out yet here, but they should be coming along soon, as we are expecting some much-needed sunshine this week.
    Cheers! Julie Andrea

  29. Liz says:

    Thank you so much! I love dandelions! They are beautiful. I’m excited to try some of these wonderful ideas this summer. :)

  30. J says:

    I would like to know when to ad the tea in the soap process. 26 oz seems to be like too much water mixing with the oils.
    Could you please explain?
    Thank you!

    • Jan says:

      Hi J, For the dandelion soap recipe in this ebook (and here: ) – you use dandelion tea instead of the water that you’d usually mix with lye in the beginning of the soap making process. Dry lye needs to be mixed with a certain amount of water/liquid before combining it with oils to start the chemical reaction that forms soap, so that’s why that amount is needed. If you’ve not made soap before, then you can study the steps as outlined in my Soap Making 101 post and the soap making videos found at & where you see they mention adding water, you would just substitute the tea – all of those links are on the soap making tab at the top of this site.

  31. Nancy Costa says:

    I’d like to add a huge thank you to the other thank you’s!

    This took you an immense amount of time and is greatly appreciated by yet another!

    I was even able to save it in “iBooks” where I can refer to it continuously.

    Again, thanks so much, Jan!

    • Jan says:

      Hi Nancy, I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the ebook! That’s great that you were able to save it in iBooks too!

  32. Lisa Terry says:

    Thank you so much! I love your site! I appreciate all the wonder information you share! Your are so smart and a blessing!!

  33. Lindy Tolsma says:

    Hi! Im super interested and excited to make your honey dandelion soap recipe. The only problem is that I only have a 5lb. mold and I need to know how to alter the amount of ingrediants being that your yield is only for a 3lb. batch. If you could help me out that would mean so much to me :) Thanks

  34. Marco says:

    Many thanks for the free book on dandelion recipes. Your kindness will touch many people and bring happiness and healing to them. I will use what you have researched. Gd bless you and yours always.
    Dr. Marco Polo
    Toronto Canada

  35. Lynda says:

    Thanks for the ebook! At our country home we have a lot of dandelions and I love them! No spraying allowed!!
    I dried a few bags of flower heads for tea this winter. Could you tell me if they will work ok to make dandelion salve? Or should I wait until spring? I’m liking the idea! Thanks again.

    • Jan says:

      Hi Lynda, I’d go ahead and give them a try! I think you’ll love the dandelion salve – I use it for pretty much everything and everyone. (Even the dog!) :)

  36. Diane says:

    Thank you! Looks like I’ll be picking all the dandelions before the mower gets them!

  37. Laura Ward says:

    I love your blog. I referred to in in mine. I found you in my search for soap recipes.

  38. Patty Hawkins says:

    Have many dandelions when spring hits .. am going to make jelly and try this soap… itz all made easier when my city friends bring they’re children to the country and stay a few days.. and they take something home they made.. thank you

  39. Kathy says:

    I am SO glad I found your site! We’ve recently (last November) moved into this house. It was empty for around 24 months at the time my son bought it and the very large yard has SO much growing wild!
    I’m loving learning about the various edibles that are right outside my door!
    Just this morning I picked 2 baskets full of dandelion greens and blossoms just to try in some of your recipes!
    (I’ve signed up for your newsletter, too, and am looking forward to reading it.)

    • Jan says:

      Hi Kathy, It sounds like you have a wonderful treasure of a yard! I hope you have lots of fun making things! The next newsletter should come out this Friday or maybe the next one. :)

  40. I love working with dandelions! I have dandelion jams but it is time intensive to take off the green part.

    • Jan says:

      Hi Anna, I’ve only made the jelly, but dandelion jam sounds delicious too! I’ll have to try that! I agree, getting the green part off takes quite a bit of time!

  41. Lynn says:

    Have you ever substituted chia seeds for the pectin in the dandelion jelly?

  42. Eydie Bragg says:

    do you have any ideas to use milk thistle?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Eydie! I collect the seeds from milk thistle; they’re great for your liver health. I keep them whole until just before I’m going to use them, since once you grind them, they tend to go rancid more easily. I either grind them up (with a coffee grinder) and tincture them (in vodka) or mix them with a small spoonful of honey (I did that for my kids when they were younger.)

  43. Katie Jacobson says:

    I have what might be a silly question… I downloaded this book, and was wondering: if I right click on the affiliate links to open a new tab into Specialty Bottle or MRH, does that work in your favor? I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about using an affiliate. I just want to be positive that you’re getting some kind of kickback with all the wonderful work that you do and share for free!

    • Jan says:

      Hi Katie,That is so nice of you! Using the links to MRH (regular clicks or right clicks both work) do work in my favor since they’re affiliate links. I’m not associated with Specialty Bottle, I just happen to use them a lot (though I’m testing around other places too, trying to find the best service and value). I really appreciate your kind comments and asking about the affiliate links! :)

  44. Kim says:

    Thank you for sharing these great ideas and recipes!

  45. Karan says:

    I love the lil booklet–so appreciated. The pictures are needed and appreciated too; however, I’d wish they were smaller {yet large enough to be easily seen} maybe 1/4 to 1/3 their size used to save ink and paper for those of us that like to print things for easy reference. I am so happy to find your site. Your site will certainly help increase my knowledge of herbs and their uses. I will happily inform others of your site as well.

  46. Colleen says:

    I absolutely love your website and palm free soap recipes. I’d love to order your book as well and really wish it was hard cover. I buy very select books which I keep and refer back to time and time again so hard cover books are always at the top of my list and tend to stand the test of time. If it’s possible, as it’s still not published yet, please consider this. There aren’t many quality book out there and having a good resourse that is hardcover it timeless. Something that can be passed on when we aren’t here. Thank you.

    • Hi Colleen, I’m so happy that you enjoy the website and recipes! I definitely agree with you about hardcover books being the best, but unfortunately, the publishing company decides on those things and they went with a softcover.

  47. Jane says:

    Thanks for the e-book!

  48. Lisa Harris says:

    I absolutely love your website! I have most of your books and use many herbal recipes for family and friends. I’m taking a leap and going to start selling some of my favorite salves and oils from what I am able to grow organically around our home. Thank you for always encouraging your readers! God bless…