If you have never made salve before and are interested in doing so, good news- it is super easy!
I started making comfrey salve years ago and my family uses it for cuts, scrapes, minor burns (glue gun mishap, anyone?), bug bites, and rashes.
Ingredients: Olive oil, comfrey root and or leaves, beeswax
I prefer to make this using fresh leaves and roots mixed with plantain (the herb/weed, not the fruit!). However, if fresh is not available you may certainly use dried comfrey leaves and or root.
This batch was made using comfrey root.
First, I filled a mason jar with dried comfrey root and olive oil. I knew I would be making a small batch so I did not fill the mason jar. I let this mixture sit for several weeks. (If using fresh material, you will need to keep an eye on this so it will not spoil.)
Photo of comfrey infused olive oil and beeswax.
After allowing my olive oil infusion to sit for a few weeks, I strained the mixture.
I added beeswax to the mixture and heated on low heat until the beeswax melted.
Next, pour your oil into a jar (jars).
Allow to cool.
Voila! You now have your own handmade salve. I store this in a cool/dry place.
If you do not have comfrey in your garden and cannot find it locally, I suggest purchasing from Mountain Rose Herbs. I purchase beeswax from my local farmer’s market but you can also find beeswax from Mountain Rose. (Not an affiliate link, I have purchased from the company for years and have always been pleased with their quality and service.)