Scented Essentials: Comfrey and Aloe Vera Soap


| October/November 1995


This soap was inspired by a problem patch of comfrey that had begun to overtake an entire section of my garden. I spent a day harvesting what seemed like a mile of comfrey root. The comfrey root gives the soap a special healing, soothing quality as well as a beautiful dark violet color. Collect and dry enough comfrey root to produce 4 ounces of powder (about a 1-foot root). Roots must be thoroughly dry before you pulverize them in a food processor.

• 12 ounces lye
• 32 ounces water
• 24 ounces coconut oil
• 38 ounces vegetable shortening
• 24 ounces olive oil
• 2 ounces each lavender oil, rosemary oil, and aloe extract
• 4 ounces comfrey root powder

Click here to learn how to make soap.

For the main article, Scented Essentials, click here.






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