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Comfrey Salve
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How to Make Comfrey Salve

Learn how to make comfrey salve as a healing herbal salve to aid in skin healing and repair - cuts, bruises, scrapes and even bites.
Course: DIY
Keyword: comfrey, DIY, salve
Servings: 10 oz
Author: Admin

Equipment

  • small saucepan
  • glass measuring cup
  • pint canning jar
  • 2 oz tins

Ingredients

Comfrey oil infusion:

  • 1 C dried comfrey
  • 1.5 C olive oil

Comfrey Salve:

  • 1.25 C comfrey infused oil
  • 1/4 C beeswax pellets

Instructions

  • Add dry comfrey to a mason jar and top with olive oil. Tightly lid, place a brown bag over the top and allow to sit in the sun for 8-12 weeks. Give it a good shake every so often
  • Or, add 1 C. of dry comfrey to a mason jar and top with 1.5 C. olive oil. Place in a crock pot and add enough water to come within 2 inches of the top of the jar. Set on warm for 8 hours if not overnight.
  • Instead of the crock pot you can place the jar in a small pot on the stove, and add enough water to come within a few inches of the top of the jar. Turn the stove on low for 2-3 hours taking care not to forget about your infusion. 
  • Strain the hot oil through a fine mesh colander or cheesecloth. Add the beeswax and stir until the mixture is completely and thoroughly melted. 
  • Pour that hot liquid into the jars/tins. I love using 2 oz tins, but you can also use glass jars.  Allow those jars/tins to sit – do not move them!
  • Wait a few hours for the salve to harden up – if you move them, even slightly, during the process, you’ll ruin the perfect tops on your salve.