Black Drawing Salve is touted to do and cure everything these days. This is the old fashioned salve everyone used to have in the house. What it does best is absorb toxins. The common use for it is to put a glob of it on a bee sting, slivers or a cut. It sucks out the poisons! No home should be without it. The actual ointment known as black drawing salve is an innocuous preparation that pulls irritants from the skin. Drawing salves became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. People thought that many illnesses could be drawn out through the skin. Today, Black Drawing Salve acts as a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent, speeds healing and helps the body expel foreign objects, such as small splinters or thorns.
One of the main ingredients - Activated charcoal is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. In skincare activated charcoal is used to absorb excess oils and impurities, neutralize poisons and toxins from the skin’s surface.
Pine Tar has traditionally been used as an ointment and a cleanser. When pine bark, needles and cones are carbonized in a cauldron or open flame, the natural pine oil is preserved and easily mixed with a base, such as beeswax or lye. From soaps to ointments, pine tar can then be used to treat cuts, prevent skin conditions, or as an everyday household cleaner. The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and fungicidal properties of pine tar are well-documented.
Bentonite clay is very effective and beneficial for your skin. It draws out toxins from the skin, shrinks your pores, prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin soft and smooth. Bentonite Clay is very powerful and produces a negative electric charge when fluid is added to it, which aids in binding and removing toxins.
Honey's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration.
Lavender oil and Coconut oil have an antibacterial action, while the Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Jojoba oil and vitamin E oil act to sooth skin.
Bergamot and Comfrey reduce pain and inflammation.
Calendula has a long and distinguished history as skin soother with antibacterial properties.
The antibacterial action of plantain helps prevent infection and the anti-inflammatory helps to relieve pain, burning, and itching.
Chamomile is best known for reducing swelling and inflammation.
Chickweed is a "drawing herb"to remove toxins from the skin and to reduce inflammation and encourage tissue repair.
Marshmallow has antibacterial and anti-allergy effects.
Keep some Black Drawing Salve on hand at all times. It is a safe and effective way to treat many minor skin problems before they get out of hand.