Chickweed Herb: antipruritic, helps stop itching; anti-inflammatory
Comfrey: powerful vulnerary (healing); demulcent; soothing to irritated skin; astringent; wound healing, speeds healing due to constituent of allantoin
Lavender Essential Oil: calming, anti-septic, healing, helps to induce sleep, natural insect repelling properties, safe for babies
Olive Oil: moisturizing; healing; relieves very dry skin; gentle, soothing to sensitive skin - especially new born skin; high in vitamins A & E
Plantain Leaf: anti-inflammatory; anti-itch; healing; anti-microbial; soothing to skin irritations
Tea Tree Essential Oil: anti-septic; healing to wounds, acne, diaper rash and skin infections; anti-inflammatory,helpful for burns and insect bites
Health Canada has cautioned the use of Comfrey, what are their concerns.
Health Canada has placed a warning on the use of Comfrey of the Russian and Prickly Comfrey variety. These contain a contituent called echimidine, which has been known to cause liver damage when taken internally in large doses.
Matter Company does not use these varieties of Comfrey; instead we use symphytum officinalis, or common Comfrey that has not been cautioned against by Health Canada.
Is Comfrey Safe for use on my skin?
Yes. It is one of the main ingredients used in herbal medicine for helping to repair broken skin. This is due to the presence of allantoin, a chemical constituent that has cell proliferating properties to help heal wounds very quickly.