Skin irritants like bug bites and poison ivy can be uncomfortable and sometimes harmful. This homemade black drawing salve is great for itches, rashes and bug bites. It will soothe your itchy skin and will draw out any toxins from the skin.

Are Conventional Anti-Itch Creams Safe?

Anti-histamine is commonly used to relieve itchiness and inflammation, both topical or oral. However, it doesn’t get rid of the problem, although it may treat the symptoms. Moreover, it can cause side effects in some people, including blurred vision, extreme fatigue, dizziness or breathing problems.

Activated Charcoal Benefits

This natural substance is frequently used to lessen the effects of food poisoning. The good thing about activated charcoal is that it absorbs and traps toxins in the body. So, when used on the skin as part of this salve, this natural substance draws the toxins out of the skin which is causing the itch and irritation.

Bentonite Clay Benefits

Bentonite clay is known as a healing and cleansing substance formed from sediments in the earth. This clay is very high in minerals and has the ability to release them into the body as it bonds to the toxins.

How To Make Black Drawing Salve?


  • 1 T Charcoal
  • 1 T Bentonite clay
  • ½ cup Carrier oil.
  • 2 tsp Beeswax
  • 25 drops Lavender essential oil


– Pot
– Heat safe glass bowl
– Metal spoon
– 6 oz metal tin or glass jar


In the glass bowl combine the oil and beeswax and fill the pot halfway with water. Put it over medium-high heat and turn the heat down to medium-low, once the water is boiling.

With the metal spoon stir the mixture until melted and combined. Remove the bowl from the heat and allow it to cool. Remember that it should be the texture of soft Vaseline when done.

Then, apply the rest of the ingredients to the oil mixture and combine until smooth.
You can apply the charcoal drawing salve to rashes, bites, and splinters and do not wipe off. Leave it on and repeat every 12 hours. You can cover the area with a bandage because charcoal will stain lightly colored clothing!