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How To Make Our Comfrey Salve

Comfrey Salve

Comfrey is an incredible plant. It’s an integral part of permacultures ‘chop and drop method’. It was used by the Native Americans to help heal broken bones. It’s an incredible fertilizer for the garden, and the leaves can help heal most skin ailments, bruising, rashes, and other concerns. This is just a short list of all the benefits of this very powerful plant, and I’m happy to share our comfrey salve recipe with you.

We grow it here on our farm. I cut the leaves several times per year and dry them, then I cover them with extra virgin olive oil and allow them to steep for a year to make our healing salves.

Here is The Comfrey Salve Recipe I Use:

  • 1 gallon of packed, dried comfrey leaves in a gallon container covered with extra virgin olive oil to the top of the jar
  • Allow it to steep for a minimum of 6 months in a cool, dark place
  • Local beeswax (the amount depends on how much salve you want to make. See ratio)
  • Ratio I used for small, 4 oz tin containers was 8 ounces of comfrey infused olive oil to 1 ounce of beeswax 
  • Add eucalyptus essential oil to your preferred preference of strength and smell
  • You want your salve to be a good, spreadable consistency, not too hard and not too oily or greasy.


Create a double boiler (place a mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water) to melt down your beeswax. Once fully melted down, add in the comfrey olive oil through a fine mesh strainer to catch any particulates. Add in essential oil of your choice and mix. Pour into tins and let them cool fully and ‘harden’ before moving them. Place the lid on and store in a cool, dark place.

Comfrey Salve Recipe Process

If you don’t want to wait six months to one year and do all that work, you can just purchase ours available in our ‘Little Farm Store’ coming soon!

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