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Organic Comfrey Glycerol Extract


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Inci:Glycerin, Aqua, Symphytum officinale Leaf Extract

Organic comfrey leaves combined with glycerin to extract the allantoin. This process also makes the glycerine less sticky.


Comfrey Glycerol Extract is a beige/yellow to dark brown, clear liquid.

The depth of colour depends on how much you use. It has a faint herbal aroma. By extracting comfrey leaves into glycerine, you get both the benefit of the comfrey as well as the benefit of the glycerine which is a great humectant. Consider this a good 2-in-1 product.

It is sterilised by filtration, so no preservative is necessary to keep the extract, but you should still add a preservative to the products you are making when using it in formulations.

The individual materials that make up Comfrey Glycerol Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.

We only use comfrey leaf in the extract, as comfrey root is not appropriate. Avoid during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. It is not recommended to use any comfrey products on babies and young children. Avoid comfrey products if you have or have had liver problems.


Use 3% to 6% in water based products. It cannot be used in oil only formulations.
Skin Care
High carbohydrate content plants like comfrey are very rejuvenating to the skin, both healing and soothing inflammation. It has moisture retaining properties which are boosted by the glycerin.
The allantoin content of the extract promotes skin cell regeneration, stimulates the growth of new cells and helps sensitive skin to become more resilient, counteracting dryness and cracking.
Ideal to use in foot creams due to its moisturising and healing abilities.
An excellent ingredient to add to anti wrinkle formulations in masks, serums, creams, gels and lotions.
Very hydrating to add to after sun products where it will keep the skin moisturised as well as soothe and calm damaged skin.
Very good to have in hand creams especially creams for and arthritic type aches and pains.
Beneficial in products for acne prone skin as it is good at regenerating the skin after scars from acne pits. Add to soothing gels and lotions for acne prone skin.
It is an excellent addition to topical personal care products such as healing ointments or soothing lotions to relieve pains from ailments such as arthritis or injuries.
It is a good replacement for glycerin in creams and lotions for sensitive skin as it has the same moisturising properties along with the regenerative properties.
As it is water soluble, it is a great addition to toners and facial spritzes, especially for sensitive or inflamed skin.
Ideal in an after-shave spray where it will help to repair damaged skin and keep it hydrated.
Hair Care
Very good for reducing dandruff and split ends, so add it to shampoos, conditioners and hair packs.
The tannins and rosmarinic acid have an astringent effect which is very beneficial for an oily scalp.


It’s anti wrinkle effects will be enhanced by combining with Eco Marine Algae Extract in creams and lotions.

Combine Comfrey Glycerol Extract with Arnica Tincture and Eyebright Tincture along with some Witch Hazel Water when making eye creams for reducing wrinkles and crow's feet.

Comfrey has a synergy with all forms of calendula so add Comfrey Glycerol Extract to a cream or lotion that uses Calendula Oil for a healing skin cream.

Comfrey has a synergy with all forms of calendula so add Comfrey Glycerol Extract to a cream or lotion that uses Calendula Oil for a healing skin cream.

Mix with floral waters to make toners for sensitive skin. Adding D-Panthenol will make them even better.

Click on the links below to be directed to some great recipes featuring Comfrey Glycerol Extract (Organic):