Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Green Goddess Comfrey & Plantain Skin Cream



Bless my son's heart (and his super dry hands)!  He ordinarily gets super dry scaly skin around this time of the year and I can help him keep it under control with one of my herbal infused skin salves or creams.  Unfortunately, while he was fishing (without me) he did not apply any hand cream for three days.  His sweet little hands were exposed to cold water and cold temperatures.  I almost cried when he got home and showed me his hands.  They were so dry, inflamed and even cracking.  Last night I stayed up until 11:00 pm making him a skin cream.  I basically just threw this recipe together with what I had on hand and was hoping it would turn out good.  Thankfully, it turned out REALLY good!!! I snuck upstairs and massaged it into his hands while he slept.  I hate eczema and dry skin and decided to call this recipe Green Goddess Comfrey & Plantain Skin Cream since it is a beautiful light green color and just like a Goddess, it is protective and promotes healing.

My recipe does not have any water in it.  No water means you don't need a  preservative, and it is more concentrated without water.  I used plantain, comfrey leaf and comfrey root infused olive oil, Shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, Vitamin E oil, and a blend of essential oils that are very soothing to dry skin.  My essential oil blend includes Blue Chamomile, Bulgarian Lavender, Rosemary, Cedarwood Atlas, Juniper Berry and Patchouli.  If you need a tutorial on how to infuse herbs into oils, click HERE.

You can order Plantain (Plantago major) from Mountain Rose Herbs.  They carry high quality Certified Organic.  Click HERE to be taken to Mountain Rose Herbs website.  Plantain Leaf has a high amount of skin healing allantion.  Allantion is known to be very soothing for skin with eczema and may help support the body's natural healing of eczema.

Mountain Rose Herbs offers Certified Organic Comfrey Root.

I like to use both Comfrey Root and Comfrey Leaf in my herbal infused oil.  It is one of the best herbs at promoting healthy skin and is well known to support the body's ability to heal wounded skin.  Just like Plantain, Comfrey has a high amount of allantoin.  Comfrey leaf has been used around the world in making dermal applications such as pastes, ointments, poultices and salves.

Green Goddess Comfrey & Plantain Skin Cream

4 tablespoons grated beeswax
2 tablespoons Shea butter
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
10 tablespoons plantain, comfrey leaf, comfrey root infused olive oil
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil
5 drops Blue chamomile essential oil
10 drops Bulgarian lavender essential oil
5 drops Rosemary essential oil
5 drops Cedarwood Atlas essential oil
4 drops Juniper Berry essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil

Add the grated beeswax, Shea butter and cocoa butter into a glass measuring cup and place in a pan of simmering water until melted.  Once melted remove from the heat and add in the plantain/comfrey infused oil, vitamin E oil and the essential oils.  Cover and allow to cool and harden.  Once hardened, whip to a creamy consistency with a hand-held mixer.  Transfer to a sanitized container with a lid. Apply as needed. Do not eat!!!


The finished product is light, creamy and absorbs very well into the skin.  Enjoy!


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