Comfrey Infused Oil

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Comfrey has antibacterial properties and speeds wound healing. It is also awesome for using after a bath as a moisturizer to condition, soften skin, and to relieve dry, itchy skin naturally.

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This organic comfrey infused oil is formulated using the leaf OR root OR both of Symphytum officinale.

Comfrey infused oil is said to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain when applied topically (i.e. directly to the skin).

Comfrey contains an element called allantoin. Allantoin encourages cell growth and, thereby, aids in mending damaged tissue. Many of the beneficial properties of comfrey are attributed to its high content of allantoin, a substance that helps promote new skin cell growth. In addition, the herb contains rosmarinic acid and additional phenolic acids that enable comfrey to function as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Comfrey has antibacterial properties and speeds wound healing. It is also awesome for using after a bath as a moisturizer to condition, soften skin, and to relieve dry, itchy skin naturally. (including diaper rash!). It has been said to calm eczema, cuts, scratches, bruises and much more.

The root and leaves of the comfrey plant have been used in traditional medicine in many parts of the world. In Japan, the plant has been harvested and used as a traditional treatment for over 2,000 years. It was originally called “knitbone”. Comfrey is an effective aid to support healing of…

✿ skin rashes
✿ bruises
✿ gout
✿ rheumatoid arthritis
✿ sprains and strains
✿ wounds
✿ bone fractures

Apart from helping treat superficial wounds, comfrey salve has also been applied to fractured bones or torn ligaments in areas of the body where it is not possible to place a cast, such as a rib. It can be applied directly onto your skin, potentially promoting fast healing. It is also said to help reconstruct torn muscles that might have been injured.

Which Base Oil Should You Choose?

I offer two bases because everyone’s skin is different. I have the root and the leaf infused into both oils so you can choose the oil that is right for you.

Sunflower oil vs. Olive oil – which is better? Both are found in many natural/herbal skin moisturizers because they have similar effects and are well-tolerated by people with various skin types.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: (EVOO for short!)

EVOO is said to be the healthiest oil on the planet. Because it contains over 30 types of phenolic compounds, which are very powerful antioxidants that help our bodies to fight free radicals that cause premature aging. EVOO has been found to naturally reduce the pain caused by chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis.

Sunflower Oil: (Helianthus annuus)

Sunflower oil has pleasant, mild scent that makes it a good base for essential oils, and it is also excellent for making infused oils and for facial and body massage and moisturization. It’s known for its emollient properties, which help skin retain moisture. A study in Pediatric Dermatology also found that sunflower oil helps skin produce more ceramides and cholesterol, which improve its hydration overall. Sunflower oil, though highly nourishing and moisturizing, is also light and absorbs well. Sunflower oil is considered to be an excellent match for drier, more sensitive skin, especially since its high antioxidant value and anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. On oily skin types, however, it may clog pores. Sunflower oil is highly regarded for its vitamin E content, which gives it some of its antioxidant value and protective benefits, as well as vitamins A, and D. It also contains the essential fatty acids oleic, stearic, linoleic, and palmitic acids, as well as omega-6 fatty acids. Sunflower oil has a long shelf-life as long as it’s stored away from heat and light, which quickly cause it to go rancid.

Note: not to be used on deep open wounds.

Would you like to know more about comfrey? See my materia medica on comfrey.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
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Oil Choice

Sunflower, Olive

Leaf-Root

Leaf, Root, Mixed

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