This week, we've been talking a lot about the magic of comfrey...
Our small-batch comfrey salve is good for just about any external ailment, and some internal ones too (not to be ingested) – from burns and rashes to bruising and soreness, this salve is one you'll always want on hand!
We grow the comfrey and calendula ourselves, dry and steep them for 3 moons, so it takes love and patience to make it, and it's not available just any-ol' time. When it's on the shelves, it flies off, so you can pre-order if we're out to get on the next batch. We make 2 batches of the oil per year, and make the salve on-demand from that, so it's fresh as can be for our friends. Kid tested, mother approved!
I will be harvesting comfrey this week so I need to move last year's oil!
Harvesting our plants still means we are 10-12 weeks out from the new oil, but we still have 1/2 gallon of last year's oil and a small batch of fresh salve to share!
Andy's Herbal Background:
Andy studied herbalism in both Oregon in 1995 at the Lost Valley Educational Center in Dexter, and in Scotland in 1997 through private tutorial at the Glasgow Apothecary. Upon moving to Steamboat, she received additional training through her work at Yampatika Nature Education Center from several amazing tutors. The comfrey salve recipe comes to us from published author and herbalist Mary O'Brien, and the comfrey plants in her yard all come from local herbalist Susan Mead.
Andy's core belief is that plants heal, and they're God's gifts to our bodies. When in alignment with nature, all things are possible, including health, homeostasis, and balance.
Andy's constant educator and co-formulator has been her guide Merlin, and from a young age they would formulate "potions" together under the kitchen sink. What is channeled from this ancient, wise alchemist is straight from Source itself.