Alcohol, Symphytum spp.
Plants like Comfrey, which have high carbohydrate content, are considered to rejuvenate the skin and to have healing, soothing and moisture retaining properties. They are good for rough, damaged skin and can, with time, help to reduce appearance of wrinkles
Comfrey is a special beauty herb due to the high content of the phytochemical Allantoin which promotes skin cell regeneration, stimulates the growth of new cells and helps sensitive skin to become more resilient, counteracting dryness and cracking
Which products to use it in
Comfrey can be used in Baths, Poultices and Compresses, Creams & Lotions, Skin Toners, Shampoos, Foam Baths, and Shaving products.
Water or oil-soluble?
Can I add it to ready-made products?
You can add it to all ready made products, like creams, lotions and shampoos but beware that all of them become thinner when you add an alcohol based product to a product based on emulsifiers, detergents and gels
Recommended Dosage/How to use in products
Deodorant sprays you can use up to 80% as a blend of tinctures
In toners and face spritzers for oily skin use up to 30% as a possible blend of tinctures
Toners for other skin types use up to 20% as a possible blend of tinctures
Good to use in all sports massage products
To enhance the moisturising and soothing effects of your products Comfrey Glycerol Extract can also be added
It is particularly good to add the Glycerol Extract to Compresses, Shaving products, Shampoos, Foam Baths and Skin Toners
Comfrey Leaf Tincture is excellent to blend with Calendula products such as the Tincture and Macerated Oil.
Works well with St John’s Wort and Witch Hazel products
Comfrey Leaf Tincture is excellent to use together with other Comfrey products in creams, lotions and gels. Use Comfrey Leaf decoctions in the water stage, Comfrey Glycerol Extract as an humectant and Comfrey Macerated Oil.
We only use comfrey leaf as comfrey root is not appropriate. It is not recommended to use any comfrey products on babies and young children. Avoid during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Avoid comfrey products if you have a current or historical product with your liver.
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