What can be used as a drawing salve?


What can be used as a drawing salve?


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 1 teaspoon loose leaf comfrey.
  • 1 teaspoon loose leaf plantain.
  • 2 tablespoon bentonite clay.
  • 2 teaspoon beeswax.
  • 1 tablespoon activated charcoal.
  • 25 drops essential oil (I am using 5 of each: lavender, melaleuca, frankincense, clove, and basil)

Is drawing salve good?

These claims are false. Salve products containing corrosive ingredients, including black salve, are dangerous and are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat or cure any skin condition, particularly not skin cancer.

How do I make a homemade drawing salve?

For the Salve

  1. 1/2 cup infused oil.
  2. 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets.
  3. 2 tablespoons activated charcoal.
  4. 2 tablespoons bentonite clay.
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E, optional, works as a preservative.
  6. 20 drops lavender essential oil, optional, works as a skin soother.

What is the name of a drawing salve?

Ichthyol Salve
Black ointment, or Ichthyol Salve, also called Drawing Salve, has been traditionally used to treat minor skin problems such as sebaceous cysts, boils, ingrown toenails and splinters. The main ingredients are often ichthammol, phenyl alcohol, or Arnica montana, and may contain herbs such as echinacea or calendula.

Can you put drawing salve on your face?

At face value, salve can act as a strong moisturizer for dry skin, yet some believe it has “drawing” properties to help draw foreign objects from the skin like splinters.

Can drawing salve be used on boils?

Apply OTC Ichthammol 20% to the boil. If your drug store doesn’t have it, you can order it on line. The price is about $6. It is also called Black Ointment or Black Drawing Salve.

What is black drawing salve?

Black drawing salve, or black salve, is a paste made from herbs. Some claim it “draws out” skin cancer and is a natural, alternative cure. It comes from the North American plant Sanguinaria canadensis. It’s also called bloodroot and red root.

Can you put drawing salve on an open wound?

Do not use on open wounds. Keep out of reach of children.