Marshmallow Comfrey Salve to Soothe and Heal Skin Naturally

Marshmallow root comfrey salve is great for your skin. It is soothing and has healing qualities that keep your skin looking and feeling phenomenal. Marshmallow root is a powerfully soothing herb that combats infections, dermatitis and even varicose veins. Comfrey has been used since ancient times to repair body tissue and promote rapid healing. The motto for comfrey: “If it’s broke, use comfrey.”

The great news is making marshmallow root comfrey salve is fun and easy to do. Using your slow cooker and only a few ingredients, you can make this healing salve right in your kitchen.

1 cup grapeseed oil (or any light oil you’d like to use)
2 tablespoons comfrey oil
1 ounce dried marshmallow root
1 ounce grated beeswax

Step 1: Combine the oils in the slow cooker, and heat on low.

Step 2: Add the dried marshmallow root, and mix until the marshmallow is well coated.

Step 3: Heat the mixture on low for approximately eight hours.

Step 4: Strain the mixture into a heatproof bowl or pan. Typically, cheesecloth works best for straining out all of the solids from the oil. Turn off heat. Rinse and dry the slow cooker pot.

Step 5: Return the strained oil to the slow cooker pot, and turn the heat back on low. Grate the beeswax into the oil, and stir.

Step 6: Once the beeswax is completely melted, give the mixture one more stir. Pour into clean, dry containers, and let cool (uncovered) until solid.

This recipe will yield approximately 8 ounces of marshmallow root comfrey salve and can be packaged as a thoughtful gift for the gardeners in your life. Since this is such a healing salve for the hands, it is great after a long day of pulling weeds.


Ritchason, N.D. (1995). The Little Herb Encyclopedia: The Handbook of Nature’s Remedies for a Healthier Life. Pleasant Grove, UT: Woodland Health Books.

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