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.