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Black Drawing Salve with Pine Tar and Healing Herbs - Kerstin's Nature Products

Black Drawing Salve with Pine Tar and Healing Herbs


Black Drawing Salve, a topical ointment is said to be able to cure anything and everything. It is a great addition to a home first aid kit. The way Drawing Salve works is by drawing toxins out of the body. This is done by the action of the clay and activated charcoal. The activated charcoal also gives this salve it unique black color.

It is believed that Drawing Salve works by softening and mildly "corroding" the skin surrounding the infection or foreign body. This allows the foreign body or substance to be "drawn" to the surface of and out of the skin.  Drawing Salve is further believed to be anti-fungal and antibacterial, which may aid in speeding healing of the area.

Black drawing salve is a widely used and popular remedy for a number of conditions. When used properly to treat minor skin infections and irritations, it may become one of your favorite natural remedies in your natural health care kit.

Information about the ingredients:

In this recipe the lavender essential oil and organic 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.

The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and fungicidal properties of pine tar are well-documented.

Bentonite Clay literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Honey's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration.

Activated charcoal itself 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.


Remember to seek the advice of qualified medical personnel for any emergencies, deep cuts, splinters, burns, or insect bites accompanied by swelling, rashes or trouble breathing. These indicate medical emergencies that must be treated promptly.The main uses for drawing salve include:

  • Splinters: wood, glass or plastic splinters create pain and inflammation and can lead to infection. First, try to remove the splinter using tweezers sterilized with alcohol. Don't dig or pick at the splinter. Your body will actually push the splinter out over time if you cannot extract it. Drawing salve can help during the healing process. Simply wash the affected area with soap and water, dry it, and place drawing salve on the skin. Cover with a clean bandage and repeat as necessary. The drawing salve acts as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent and promotes rapid healing.

  • Thorns: gardeners can apply black ointment to hands, arms or legs where embedded thorns refuse to budge. Raspberry, blackberry and rose bushes all contain small thorns, as do some weeds, that can be nearly impossible to remove with tweezers.

  • Boils: boils caused by bacterial infections of the hair follicle often respond to salves. First, treat the boil. Home remedies are fine, although if the boil persists or is accompanied by a fever, see a doctor. Apply salve over the boil and cover with a bandage.

  • Insect bites and stings: Spider bites: Spider bites create painful bumps on the skin. To dry out the poison within the bite, apply a bit of black drawing ointment on the surface. Repeat as necessary.

  • Wasp and bee stings: For stings, try to remove the stinger with tweezers if the insect left an embedded stinger. Apply drawing salve to the area and cover with a clean bandage, using other first aid techniques for stings as necessary.


Please remember that with any insect bite, an allergic reaction requires prompt medical treatment. Black drawing ointment may stain clothes, so always cover the application area with a bandage and avoid contact with clothing.

This black drawing salve is perfectly safe for most people. However, as with anything, you can develop an allergy at any time. Always test a small area of your forearm with a small amount of the salve before using it in larger quantities.

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Activated Charcoal, Bentonite Clay, Pine Tar, Bees Wax, Honey, Calendula, Marshmallow, Chickweed, Plantain, Comfrey, Chamomile and Essential Oil of Lavender and Bergamot

Please note: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles, and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.
When you are buying this product you are agreeing to be fully responsible for your own health, and hold seller free of any liability. The seller, assumes NO responsibility for any adverse reactions from the usage of these product.

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