Calendula and Comfrey Ointment


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This pure and natural ointment from The Herbal Gardener is a must for every household to assist with every day skin problems. It contains a blend of olive oil, castor oil, certified organic calendula oil, certified organic comfrey oil and filtered raw beeswax. This is an ointment, with more beeswax than cream, so it helps to moisturise very dry or irritated skin. Comfrey is a healing herb, known to assist with tissue regeneration and skin repair. It works in perfect combination with Calendula – the skin specialist!

This blend will sooth any irritated skin, help to heal cuts, scratches, stings, abrasions, minor burns, redness, abrasions or even help with scars resulting from operations. Some clients have successfully used this ointment to assist with reduction in severity of skin burns from radiation treatment. Others like to use this ointment for helping to heal dry or rough skin on the hands and body.

This product is hand made from Australian Certified Organic ingredients and is chemical free. There are no synthetic preservatives, petroleum products or artificial fragrances contained in this skin care range. Other popular creams in the range include the Facial Moisturising Cream.

Ingredients: beeswax, olive oil, calendula infused oil, comfrey infused oil, castor oil, rosemary extract.

About The Herbal Gardener Natural Skin Care Products & Process

The Herbal Gardener offers natural, herbal skin care products that are hand-made on Lise’s farm and contain pure calendula oil 100% certified organic Demeter. The calendula oil is made using traditional infusion methods. Read more about Lise and the process she follows.

Benefits and Value

Calendula, with its vibrant golden petals, is not only a joy to behold in any garden but also a powerhouse of medicinal properties. It’s renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and astringent qualities. Comfrey, on the other hand, is a wonder herb known for its ability to speed up the healing of wounds, bruises, and sprains thanks to its high allantoin content, which promotes cell regeneration.When combined, these two herbs create an ointment that is unparalleled in its ability to heal, soothe, and protect the skin. It’s perfect for treating cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites, and skin irritations, making it a must-have in every first aid kit.

Garden Use

For the green thumbs, this ointment is a gardener’s best friend. Handling plants, digging in the soil, and other gardening activities can be tough on your hands. Applying Calendula and Comfrey Ointment can help heal small cuts and prevent dryness, keeping your hands soft and supple.

Medicinal Use

Scientific studies have validated the traditional uses of both calendula and comfrey. A study published in the Journal of Wound Care found that calendula effectively promotes wound healing and reduces inflammation. Similarly, research in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology highlighted comfrey’s efficacy in treating sprains and joint pain.

Culinary Use

While this ointment is not intended for culinary use, calendula petals are edible and can be used to add color and a light, peppery taste to salads, soups, and dishes. It’s a delightful way to bring both beauty and nutrition to your table.

Traditional Uses

Historically, calendula and comfrey have been staples in herbal medicine cabinets. Calendula was used in ancient cultures for its healing and spiritual properties, while comfrey was known as “knitbone,” a testament to its ability to mend wounds.

Other Uses

This ointment can also be a soothing balm for chapped lips, dry skin, and eczema. Its natural formulation is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types.

In a survival situation or for preppers, this ointment is invaluable. Its ability to heal wounds and skin conditions with natural ingredients means it’s a safer alternative to chemical-laden products, especially when access to conventional medical treatments may be limited.

Its long shelf life and multipurpose use make it an essential item in any emergency kit.


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