Comfrey is an excellent remedy to apply topically to bones and muscles that need a little extra love. Its roots and leaves are very high in allantoin, which stimulates cell regeneration of your skin, muscles and bones and promotes healing of damaged tissues. It also makes an excellent chew-and-spit poultice if you need something really quick.
Because comfrey is such a prolific tissue healer, it can seal off a would by promoting skin regeneration in the upper layers of the tissue, leaving the inside layer vulnerable. For this reason, do not use on deep puncture wounds or cuts.
- 1/3 cup Dried Comfrey
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
- 25 drops Lavender
- 25 drops Melaleuca
- Macerate the comfrey into small pieces with a food processor and a small amount of olive oil.
- Put the coconut oil, beeswax, olive oil and comfrey in a double boiler and bring to a simmer. Slowly heat, making sure to not let the oil get hotter than 110 degrees Fahrenheit. If using comfrey leaves, simmer for 60 minutes. If using roots, simmer for two hours. Keep an eye on the water in your double boiler. You do not want to let your herbs to get too hot. Add more water if needed.
- Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a bowl making sure to squeeze out all the oil.
- Let cool for a few minutes.
- Add the essential oils and stir. Pout into a glass jar and store for up to a year at room temperature, twice as long if you refrigerate.
Yields just over 2 cups.