This will be your base for the Homemade Comfrey Ointment. In this process, the constituents of the plant are passed on to the oil, we then discard the plant material and make our ointment, which will be covered in Part 2.
Dried comfrey leaf and/or rootenough to pack the jar with (I think I used close to 50g)
Extra Virgin Olive Oilyou could also use almond, or coconut - liquify the coconut oil first, enough to fill the jar (I think I used just under 2 cups)
Pack your dried herb into the glass jar, filling it right to the top.
Pour your oil over the top, again, right to the very, very top.
Tap the jar on a hard surface lightly - this is just to remove any air bubbles, then screw the lid on tight.
Clearly label the jar with the herb and date, then place in a cool dark place for 6 weeks to let it infuse.
Every couple of days or even once a week, give the jar a good shake up to make sure the oil is getting through to all of the dried herb.
After six weeks, strain herbs through a fine mesh bag, collecting the infused oil. Press the mixture in your hands well to expel every last drop. When you're done, compost the herbs and store the oil in a glass jar.
There is a second, shorter method for infusion, but I'll cover that off with Part 2 of this post. So if you'd like to follow along, order some herbs and prepare your infusion, and see you in six weeks!