soap made with comfrey oil and fresh comfrey leaves.
Enjoy a beautiful bar of soap speckled with comfrey leaves. Making soap
is a great do-it-yourself project.
"I really enjoyed experimenting with the comfrey herbal oil and
adding the fresh chopped comfrey to the soap and the sodium hydroxide
solution before adding to the oils. The result is a beautiful bar speckled
with bright green comfrey leaves." -Christina, Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Comfrey for You
Put your fresh
cut comfrey leaves and other herbs (1/4 to 1 cup) and oil (16 ounces) in
a pot, double boiler or crockpot. Heat slowly to 120-130 degrees F (50-55
degrees C), stirring gently occasionally.
Do not heat higher because it
will cook the herbs rather than infusing them. Simmer for about 1 hour.
Let it cool, then strain the oil through a metal screen strainer or cheesecloth.
Another option is putting the herbs and oil in a mason jar by a sunny window
to steep for 24-48 hours.
This photo is comfrey leaves in olive and avocado oils.
"I used a combination of pure essential
oils to scent my bars. I wanted to chose an earthy scent to go with the
'garden themed' bars. I chose a combination of clary sage, rose geranium,
lavender, and sandalwood." -Christina
This photo is the strained oil after it has been infused with the fresh
Oils that can be used in the soap making process include olive, coconut,
palm, hemp seed, avocado and cocoa butter.
Follow your own soap-making methods, or find one in a book or on the internet that appeals to you. It is a lot of fun.
Infused oils can also be used in cooking, fresh on salads, on your skin
as is, mixed in lotions, as massage oil, and for aromatherapy.
is the "loaf" of comfrey soap before it is cut.
Each Bar of Soap
is the comfrey soap being cut.
When you make your own soap, you use the very best ingredients. The soap is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and skin-healing nutrients. Comfrey is great for your skin.
The bars are
still soft when they are cut. They need up to six weeks to cure (dry and harden).
|| Wrapped Bars of Comfrey Soap
paper and string to accent the beauty of the soap.
"Thank you so much
for sending me your beautiful healing comfrey for me to experiment with
in my soap making endeavors! I love how vibrant the comfrey
is in the bars." -Christina