Damian has had a really sore back for the last week or so, and after reading the post by Christine on the Slow Living Essentials blog about making up a comfrey salve, and it being great for bones and joints etc, I decided I would use my new found knowledge and make some up. I have been learning quite a bit about herbs in the permaculture course, and in particular about the many benefits of comfrey, as well as learning quite a bit about natural herbal remedies in the skin care course I did last weekend. It was quite simple, I picked quite a few large comfrey leaves while at the farm on the last day of the course yesterday, and put them in a saucepan with 600mls olive oil, and heated gently for a couple of hours until the oil had turned green. I then strained the oil, and squeezed the goodness from the leaves back into the oil, then I added 50 grams beeswax and heated until the beeswax was melted, poured into jars and waited until set. Hopefully it does some good for his back, and if so I will use some on Diesel, as he seems to have quite sore legs as well.