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This is a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a salve out of comfrey leaf.

- Make the comfrey leaf salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.





Website pages on how to make comfrey leaf salve and the benefits of it:


https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/all-purpose-comfrey-salve-recipe/

https://www.artfulhomemaking.com/make-your-own-comfrey-salve/


https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/04/comfrey-plantain-salve.html

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your comfrey leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the comfrey leaf in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container/jar

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Yesterday, I made comfrey salve.

Comfrey residing under one of my apple trees.


Recipe from my Natural Medicine Journal.


I let the comfrey dry out a bit and crumbled the leaves before adding the olive oil.


After about 3 hours on very low heat, the oil is strained.


The infused oil is returned to the pan and beeswax is added to melt (also low heat).


Warm salve poured into a small jar.


Finished salve the next day.
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I used mostly olive oil and a bit of safflower oil.
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Comfrey continuation, made oil, now salve! I added cedar  and mint cause I use it on bug bites as comfrey is known to be pain reliever and salve makes my skin less itchy overall.
I used comfrey, evoo, beeswax and cedar and peppermint EVOO (12 drops total).

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your comfrey leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the comfrey leaf in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container/jar
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Comfrey leaf harvest
Comfrey leaf harvest
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Oil made for BB
Oil made for BB
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Finished salve
Finished salve
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Straining comfrey oil
Straining comfrey oil
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Finished oil infusion
Finished oil infusion
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Note: I can't tell if your oil is filtered or has comfrey leaves in it. Could you verify or add a photo of the oil and comfrey leaf combo?

 
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I already strained the comfrey oil so I took a few photos to show there are no leaves inside. If this doesn't work, I will have to wait until I make another batch. It's so dark I can't really photograph a photo through the oil!
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No leaves
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No leaves
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Note: this bb requires showing the oil and leaf before straining

 
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Make a Comfrey Leaf Salve BB.  

I harvested Comfrey Leaf at Wheaton Labs during the PTJ 2021.  I heated organic extra virgin olive oil and fresh comfrey leaves in the easy bake oven (coffin) to make the infused oil.  I then heated 4 ounces of comfrey leaf oil and 80 grams of organic beeswax until they melted together and transferred to a storage jar.  I initially combined 4 ounces of oil with 65 grams of beeswax but that was too soft so I reheated the mixture and added more wax.  Now it is perfect (or at least more to my liking).  I also purchased some salve tins (like what we used during the PTJ) but they have not arrived yet so I'm using an old spice jar.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- a picture of your comfrey leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the comfrey leaf in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled jar
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harvest
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making the oil - comfrey leaf and oil in jar
making the oil - comfrey leaf and oil in jar
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strained oil for salve
strained oil for salve
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heating and mixing
heating and mixing
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finished in labeled storage jar
finished in labeled storage jar
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This is a photo from when I made the oil for the BB
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Comfrey and oil
Comfrey and oil
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