This is a nourishing butter cream using a healing comfrey leaf infusion. It leaves skin soft, healthy, and moisturized without feeling greasy. Use this cream lightly on:
While comfrey is well-known for its health benefits internally, it also poses some risks. It contains compounds that can harm your liver. It may also be carcinogenic. Therefore, it is advised to use externally only for short periods although some Herbalist recommend using it internally. It is also advised against using topical comfrey on open wounds. If in doubt, ask your doctor.
First you need to make a comfrey leaf infusion. Read my post on infusions at https://sagehillbotanicals.com/2019/11/20/how-to-make-an-oil-infusion
Melt butters and oils together over medium heat in a double boiler, a pot of boiling water with smaller pot or stainless steel bowl fitted inside, or my favorite, a candle warmer.
Place melted mixture in freezer 15-30 minutes to firm up. When mixture is hardened, remove from freezer.
Add the arrowroot powder, essential oil (if using), and vitamin E (if using). I only use arrowroot powder and vitamin E in my cream.
Using a stand or hand mixer, start whipping mixture on slowest setting and gradually increase speed until mixture softens. Whip until light and fluffy. You may have to return bowl to freezer if it doesn’t set (this is normal). Remove and whip some more.
Store in an airtight glass jar and keep out of direct sunlight, which promotes oxidation and may cause cream to melt. Makes 2 pints.
Dried Comfrey Leaf
Symphytum officinale, Also known as Common Comfrey, Healing-Herb, and Knitbone. Use dried leaf to make a salve. And dried leaf and root infused in carrier oil for topical use. 1 oz. in sealed zip bag. Taxes and Shipping included in price. In 2001 the FDA issued a warning against internal usage of comfrey; we sell this product for external use only. For external use only. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin. Do not use while pregnant or nursing.