Comfrey is widely known as one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs, so this infusion will make an excellent addition to your healing toolbox. Comfrey is an excellent herb to add to boost the therapeutic anti-inflammatory and overall healing properties of natural skincare products. Use it to heal bruises, burns, rashes, and more. This recipe is especially beneficial for all manner of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
YIELDS: 9 ounces
1 cup fresh comfrey leaves
1 cup jojoba oil
4 vitamin E capsules
What you will need: quart jar, dark-colored 8-ounce bottle, strainer (cheesecloth or tea strainer)
1.To Make: Finely chop the comfrey leaves and place in the quart jar. Cover the plant matter completely with jojoba oil. Stir well with the chopstick to remove any air bubbles and completely saturate the plant material. To avoid oxidation and spoilage of the fresh herb, leave as little air space as possible in the jar. Top off with more oil if necessary and tightly close the lid. Label the jar with the date and contents and place in a warm dark place to infuse for 2–4 weeks. Shake well each day. After 2–4 weeks, strain the herb from the oil into a sterilized 8-ounce bottle. Do not squeeze out the herb to avoid getting juice from the comfrey into the oil. Pierce the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the liquid out into the bottle, discarding the gel caps. Place cap on tightly and shake well to blend. Check back on this infusion after a week to see if any juice has settled in the oil. If so, decant it out and place the oil into a clean dry jar.
2.To Store: Label the bottle with contents and expiration date of 1 year. Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
3.To Use: Use as a bath, body, or massage oil.