Apr 16, 2012

Stuff Made From Dandelions

Dandelions can be used in foods such as dandelion salad, dandelion ice cream, dandelion wine, dandelion root tea. Dandelions can even be used in dog food.

Here are some chemurgy products made from dandelions:


Car Tires Made from Dandelions
"Apollo Vredestein, an Indian-Dutch company, rolled out the first prototype tires produced from European-grown dandelion derived rubber in July this year. If tests go well, they hope to start full production in 2015."

Europeans turn to guayule and Russian dandelion as sources of latex
"A new generation of environmentally-friendly tires has been launched in Europe. Dutch tire company Apollo Vredestein has produced prototypes of tires manufactured using natural rubber made from guayule and Russian dandelion, the latter also the subject of research being carried out by Bridgestone."

Bridgestone Looking at Dandelion Rubber as Possible Replacement for Tree-Based
"Scientists from Ohio State University and the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center recently received a $3 million grant to design and build a processing plant that would turn sticky white dandelion root sap into quality rubber, according to a Discovery News article published this week."

Making Ford Cars From Russian Dandelions
"Ford is working with Ohio State to produce high-grade fake rubber from Russian dandelions. It's part of a continuum that includes sun visors made of coconut shells and hood insulation from used blue jeans."

More Products:

Dog Food
Ingredients: Game Meat (Duck, Venison, Rabbit) (min 26%), Millet (min 26%), Brown Rice, Barley, Duck Fat, Whole Linseed, Seaweed, Lucerne, Oats, Salmon Oil, Vitamins, Minerals, Organic Sunflower Oil, Dandelion Herb, Cleavers Herb, Carrots, Dried Cranberry.

Lip Gloss
You can guarantee pout perfection ladies with this punchy pink shade! Encased in a soft-squeeze tube it has a custom tip designed for a perfectly even application. Team up with your benefit Dandelion powder for the ultimate glam look.

Dog Treats
These grain free biscuits feature the great taste of rabbit. It is made using the meat, skin and bones along with added antioxidant rich apples & dandelions. Hare of the Dog uses USDA inspected American Rabbit to make these treats. It contains No preseratives, fillers or additives.

Hawthorn & Dandelion
"Hawthorn and Dandelion is a natural organic herbal remedy that helps strengthen and support your pet's heart muscle, improve circulation and may be used as a diuretic."

Dandelion Lotion Bar
Made with dandelion infused olive oil, beeswax and shea butter, the lotion bar will keep your skin soft and smooth using all natural and organic ingredients. Because of its healing properties, dandelion isn't just another weed in the yard.

Rosemary and Mint Shampoo
Ingredients: Aqua, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Pinus Banksiana (Pine) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Blechnum Spicant (Fern) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioca (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

Honey Dandelon Homemade Artison Soap
Ingredients used: Olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, organic unrefined Shea butter, distilled water, sodium hydroxide (lye), raw honey, organic dandelion tea

Bessette's Signature Soap

Calendula with Chamomile and Dandelion Shampoo
"Ingredients: Certified organic coconut oil*, castor oil*, high oleic sunflower oil*,palm oil*, water, sodium hydroxide, golden jojoba oil*, shea butter*, essential oils of lavender, ylang ylang, rosemary, litsea cubeba and clary sage, calendula, chamomile, dandelion, sea salt, rosemary oil extract."

I have an enviromental allergy to dandelions, I'm not sure if these products would be an issue for me, or others allergic to this plant. Dandelions can cross react with latex, so people with latex allergy may also react to dandelion products.

See Also:
Car Tires Made From Dandelions
Animal Shampoos That Contain Nuts
Milk in Shampoos
Nuts in Haircare Products

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