Drawing Salve Recipe {with charcoal & clay}

This charcoal drawing salve is helpful for splinters, boils, and insect bites.

Simply dab some on the offending spot, then cover with a bandaid all day or overnight. Repeat as needed.

charcoal and clay drawing salve in autumn leaves

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Several years ago, I mentioned on this site that I was taking online classes through the Herbal Academy. Their courses are informative and enjoyable, and highly recommended if you’re interested in diving deeper into herbalism!

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For one of my homework assignments, I had to choose a recipe from their herbal flipbook to make. There were sooo many great ideas to choose from, but I finally settled on this black drawing salve.

I actually took great liberties with their original recipe, but that’s okay – they encourage experimentation! (If only all homework could be so fun as the kind in this class!)

Since we heat our house solely with a wood stove, we’re always getting tiny, bothersome splinters in our hands.

In the years since I first made this recipe, this salve has become an essential mainstay in our home. Besides splinters, the salve can also be used for things like boils and insect or spider bites.

It’s especially popular as a men’s gift; my husband is always handing some out to different guys he knows or has worked with. It’s good stuff!

bowls of plantain leaves, violet leaves, and dandelion flowers

Drawing Salve Recipe

I buy everything I need for this recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs, except for the charcoal. You can buy capsules from your local health food store and break them open for this project, or you can find charcoal powder at Amazon and various online shops.

*The olive oil should first be infused with an herb such as calendula, plantain, dandelion, and/or violets.

You can buy ready-made calendula oil at Mountain Rose Herbs or you can infuse your own oils, following the directions in my calendula oil and salve article.

Tip: I recycled a tin can for melting purposes, since items made with charcoal can be difficult to wash out.

However, you’ll want to be sure to store the finished charcoal salve in a glass container since glass is non-reactive. (The theory goes that the clay and charcoal could absorb unhealthy metals from a tin if it stays in contact for an extended time.)

  1. Combine oils and beeswax in a heat proof container.
  2. Set the container down in a saucepan containing a few inches of water, forming a make-shift double boiler.
  3. Heat over a medium-low burner, until beeswax has melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils, charcoal and clay.
  5. You may need to add a little extra clay if you’d like a thicker consistency.
  6. Immediately pour into glass containers.

This recipe fills one 4-ounce jelly jar, or two 2-ounce glass jars. Store the finished salve in a cool, dark place. We keep it around a year or so, or until it’s all used up.

Apply a small amount to the area of your skin with a splinter, boil, or insect bite. Cover with a band-aid and leave on for up to twelve hours before washing off with soap and water. Repeat as needed.

This salve will stain your skin for a short while. Keep it away from any clothes or furniture that you don’t want stained.

Adding Labels to Drawing Salve

Printable Labels

These are the labels I use for gift giving. Print on sticker paper (like this kind) or, in a pinch, use plain copy paper and carefully affix to a regular canning lid with a thin layer of glue.

Sheet of Four Labels

Sheet of Six Labels

This post – Drawing Salve Recipe {with charcoal & clay} – was originally published December, 2013 and updated February, 2021.




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  1. thank you so much for this recipe-we only heat with wood too and I am always getting splinter in my fingers. last summer I got bit by a spider this would have been good for that too thanks again Kathy

  2. We used to have a drawing salve called ‘Wonderful Dream Salve’. It was truly amazing. It was commonly called a tar salve. It was great for everything! It removed bee stings, reduced the size and pain of ‘piles’ (hemorrhoids) and stopped the itching of mosquito bites. Is there a way to make this without the charcoal by substituting something less staining? I would like to make some and use it on chigger bites.

    1. Sounds wonderful! Maybe it had pine tar in it? (I have a recipe for Pine Tar Salve that I want to experiment with too!) I haven’t tried leaving out the charcoal in this recipe yet, but thought maybe next batch I would substitute green French clay for it. In that same line of thought, maybe you could use more kaolin clay for the charcoal portion? Let me know how it works out, if you try it!

    2. Use 2 parts rosin 1 part lard melt it together great salve I’ve used the same recipe for years my grandmother made it my family is still using the same batch she mafe it with 2 lbs of rosin 1 lb lard

  3. thank you for that, it sounds wonderful….just a question regarding your herbal studies…i’m in Australia and trying to find a course that covers the making of herbal concoctions, what is the name of your course that you are doing?

    1. Hi Janine! I’m taking the Intermediate Course through the Herbal Academy of New England. (It’s call intermediate, but the first section is review of basics, so they say that really anyone can take it, even beginners and those that have never taken a class.) There’s a link to it in the very first paragraph of this post if you want to check it out! :)

  4. Is this the kind that stinks really bad? My great gramma used to make a drawing salve that was black but smelled sooooo bad lol. It worked really well though and I wish I would have been able to get her recipes before she passed but I was to young to realize what I was missing

    1. No, this one only smells like tea tree oil and lavender. :) Maybe the kind she used had pine tar in it – it supposedly smells REALLY strong! It’s on my list to experiment with too, but I need to find a pure pine tar source first (or see if I can DIY my own.)

      1. Pine tar is still used by many horsemen. My ancient old tin of it doesn’t admit to any ingredient but pine tar, and I expect that pine tar is pretty much the same regardless of who packs it. If i remember, it’s what’s left in the crucible after the turpentine is distilled out of the pine pitch. (I suppose the species of pine could make a difference but there might not be a choice of turpentine forests these days. :-)

      2. Oops, forgot — many feed stores carry horse remedies! I seem to remember pine tar coming up in a few of the Herriot vet stories, and they used to paint hunting dogs’ pads with ‘tar’ to toughen them but I never figured out which kind, road or pine.

        1. Hi Molly, I believe I’ve spotted some pine tar in my local Tractor Supply store before (that’s the only feed store around here.) I’ll have to check out their horse section next time I’m there! :)

  5. I was raised on only wood heat and vowed never to have it as my sole source…and now we live in a house where it is our only heat source. :-)
    Will definitely need to make this. My husband works in the forest and often gets splinters, my dad is a carpenter…we could use this in my family.

  6. Hi Lea, I was raised with a Gran’ that always used a drawing salve on splinters and boils. It stank to high heaven (tarish).
    When we moved to West Texas I learned to take a Nopal cactus pad remove the thorns and peal one side and place the pealed side to the boil or splinter and cover for about 12 hours. In our case it was usually a cactus or mesquite thorn we were drawing but it worked great. Just wondered if you have ever heard of this or can find more info on it.

    1. Kay, that is so interesting! I’ve not heard of using a nopal cactus pad, but I’ve heard of using the same technique with various leaves such as plantain, violet, even maple and oak leaves. Any non-toxic leaf can be used as a first aid poultice like that. It’s amazing how many great remedies can be found in nature! :)

      1. My mom made a drawing poultice from pounded up prickly pear cactus with cornmeal in a similar process, worked great on abscesses and boils and any infected wound, w. very little scarring..

  7. Is it okay to make without the oils, I am allergic to so many oils especially lavender and tea tree, causes migraines?

    1. Hi Diana! Yes, you can absolutely leave the essential oils out. The original recipe called for several more types that I omitted, but the main drawing action is with the charcoal and clay so the essential oils are just bonus ingredients.

    2. Allergic: We use a cotton pad wet to almost dripping, cover with plastic and secure overnight with a bandage or sock. In the morning, body heat has dried the pad and usually the thorn will have been drawn out. Even 15 rose thorns in one night after a young bike rider careered into a rose bush. For filthy tropical wounds they clean up beautifully overnight.

  8. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Can I mix a calendula extract with the olive oil to make the calendula oil?

    1. Hi Traci! If your calendula extract is oil based, then you sure can try it out. If it’s water or alcohol based though, it will separate out from the oils.

  9. I was able to find some premade calendula oil on Etsy that was all natural and didn’t cost a fortune. Made the drawing salve for my husband’s cellulitis and it has worked wonders. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. I can’t wait to try this! I get boils a couple times a year…this sounds great. I treat with tumeric (oral and topical) now.  I want to take The Herbal Academy course but i am a novice…will I be okay to take it???

    1. I hope it helps! The Herbal Academy course is great for beginners too. They start out with a review of the basics, so you’ll catch up quickly! :)

  11. This may sound silly but its the activated charcoal just plain charcoal that you would use to bbq? Or something else? can you get it on the Mountain herbs website as well?

    1. Hi Andrea, Not a silly question at all; I had wondered that before too! Activated charcoal (carbon) is specially processed to have pores and more surface area for absorbing toxins and such. (It’s also the type of carbon used in aquariums & water filters.) Charcoal for the bbq hasn’t been specially treated like that plus the briquettes are usually all bound together with chemicals to make it easier to light. They aren’t interchangeable.

      I get my activated charcoal from: http://www.brambleberry.com/Activated-Charcoal-P4956.aspx Before that, I used capsules from the health store, but they were messy to try to open and dump out as much as I needed.

      1. I am so glad to read your reply to Andrea about the fish filter tank charcoal–I have been going nuts trying to find the answer to that question EVERYWHERE Jan, THANK YOU. The Aquarium charcoal is LEAGUES cheaper. My question now is that it seems a tad coarse to use as is in this drawing…. Is that a correct assumption–I know, I know what they say about assuming & all. If it is too coarse, what is an easy way to crush it down without using my beautiful new white marble mortar & pestle? Or my food processor, coffee grinder, etc. Seems like if I used any of those things to make aquarium charcoal into a finer powder that would be the ONLY thing I could ever use it for…. Thanks in advance for the time you take to read & hopefully answer this for me–I have not read all the comments yet. Also thank you for the time you take to test out all this stuff & share with your adoring public!! ;0)

        1. Hi Ex-Army Chick!

          Thank you for the kind words! :)

          Yes, you’d want a very fine powder for this recipe. The only way I can think of to grind it down may be in a coffee grinder and then sift it through a fine mesh strainer. It’s likely to make a massive mess doing that though and – exactly as you said, stain your grinder so that you could only use it for that purpose from now on. This is one case where I think it’s worth the few extra dollars to buy it as a ready-made powder.

          I now buy it through Bramble Berry & the price isn’t too bad:

          Even working with it that way, spread down some old newspaper or wax paper to catch any charcoal that spills while measuring. It is a bit of a pain to clean up!

          I hope that helps!

      2. I am a registered nurse and we have activated charcoal in small bottles in the ER’s for use on overdoses. We wear gloves to protect ourselves but, it is messy for the pt. We put it down an NG tube to absorb the drug,etc. and keep the body from absorbing it. It has saved a many of lives if administered soon enough.
        I have read every comment and have enjoyed this site so much. My G-G-Grandmother was a Cherokee medicine woman who landed in Ark. on the road to tears. My mother learned some from her and taught me.
        Keep up the good work.

        1. Hi Connie, I’m happy that you enjoy the site! How wonderful to be able to know the heritage and some of the teachings of your great great grandmother – what a treasure!
          That’s so interesting to hear how activated charcoal is used in the ER & how it saves lives – thanks for sharing that with us! :)

    1. Hi Christen, You could try it and see how you like it. Castor oil is helpful for its drawing action, but the clay & charcoal have that as well, so as long as you keep those ingredients in, I think it should work in a similar manner.

  12. Charcoal neutralizes toxins. This is as important as drawing. Activated is best. However, charcoal from a wood fire can also be used. Just not birquets.

  13. My mom would use a comfrey poultice to draw poison’s out of bites, etc. It worked wonders. One time I got stung by dozens of gnats around my eye and she had me chew the comfrey and then we put in all over the bites and bandaged it. I do not remember any pain or anything other than swelling and the nasty taste of the comfrey. It was wonderful and worked quickly.

    1. Hi Christy! You sure can use infused sunflower oil instead. As far as the plastic container – some essential oils tend to degrade plastic over time and I’m not sure how the drawing ingredients would work with it either. (We avoid tins so it won’t absorb metals into the salve.) It might be okay, I’m just not sure one way or the other though. So, to be safe, I use glass.

  14. I have heard that Activated Charcoal and the Clays are really only very effective for 30 minutes after they are ‘activated’ with water or liquid. Is this true? I keep wondering what it is that allows this salve to continue working for quite a while if that is true? Maybe what I have heard is not true at all…

    Also, I know glass is always recommended, but can you put this in a metal tin or is it too runny…. or maybe something in it would react with a metal tin?

    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Sarah! That’s not something I’ve heard before, but if my understanding is correct, its drawing power is effective whether it’s in a moist form or dry. We scrape down to the very bottom of our salve jar and it still works great! My husband asks for it all the time for the splinters and such he gets working in construction. The reason it’s not good to store in metal is because there’s a chance the clay can draw metals and other impurities from the tin that you wouldn’t want rubbed on your skin. I do use tins for some salves and balms, but never for anything with clay in it.

      1. Thank you so much! This is wonderful and I do have a container of Black Drawing Salve that I made last year. I had just wondered about the effectiveness of it after a while. I can *definitely* see the benefits of storing in glass – that is ideal for all skin care products, but especially for something like this I would think! Thanks for addressing my questions.

    1. Hi Lisa! Usually for a few hours or overnight, covered with a bandaid. Between applications, wipe off any leftover salve with a clean rag or paper towel (there could be stuff in there you don’t want to leave on your skin) and reapply until things improve. I hope it helps her!

  15. That is a very cool recipie! I was thinking the addition of clove essential oil would also be helpful as clove will draw out splinters on it’s own. Pretty cool stuff I wish I was taking an herbal class!

    1. Hi Brianne :) very cool name (my oldest is Brianne) Thanks for sharing about Clove-I was just looking at different EO’s to use. My son gets metal splinters at work, will Clove work the same way for them? Thanks! Lisa

  16. The drawing ointment for boils may be very good. But people who have boils need to know that they may have a MRSA infection. I did. It took antibiotics to clear it up for good. MRSA is nothing to fool around with! See your doctor if you get boils, especially frequent ones.

  17. I understand the drawing salve will draw boils, but wonder if just a dab would draw deep facial acne bumps to a head? I know one isn’t suppose to “squeeze” them out, so would the salve be okay to use? This is basically your teenage acne problems but worry about scarring and ‘pits” in the face. Thank you!

    1. Hi Genice! Yes, you sure can use it for acne – my teens use it sometimes and it works great as a spot treatment! (Just put it on at night before bed.)

  18. In the 70s I remember using a little tin of black drawing salve for drawing out larger pimples that were under the surface of the skin…you know, the huge pimple that surely will show up on your face the day of a school dance :0 From what I remember, it worked great to draw acne out quickly so it would not last for days/weeks. The smell was not pleasant, and it was sort of sticky. I’m guessing that would be the pine tar type?

  19. Hi! I can’t wait to try out this recipe! I did have a question though. Our family has been using Iodex for all kinds of issues for years but it is no longer available. Would this be a good substitute or do you know of anything that is? I have tried googling homemade Iodex but can’t find anything. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jennifer! I googled & the active ingredient in Iodex is iodine, so it will act differently. I use liquid iodine here- I buy JCROWS Lugol’s and dilute it 1:5 with water.

    1. Hi Shirley! I don’t sell any items (other than ebooks), but you can probably find something similar on etsy.com or poppyswap.com.

  20. Could I also add frankincense EO for cancer healing properties? I am thinking of making this for a possible skin cancer mole on my husband’s shoulder!


  21. my grandfather had made what he called GREEN SALVE,it worked in the same way,splinters,boils,bug bites,posion from infections,but all my dad can remember about the ingredients are,beef tallow,copper acetate(green stuff from copper)i think,and not much more,it would be great to find out more,if you or anyone has an idea,or remember this stuff? as i’am a diabetic and have lost a few toes to this disease,no feeling or circulation knees down,i get a small rub mark or blister and within 2 or 3 days gangreen,would love to hear if someone has this green recipe.

    1. Hi Russ! I’m so sorry about your health problems. My dad is the same way and has lost a few toes too. Raw honey helped his last big crisis – you might want to read his story here: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/how-raw-honey-helped-save-my-diabetic-dads-foot/ I haven’t heard of that green salve recipe, but I’ll sure keep my eyes peeled for it! Hopefully someone will come along and read this comment and have some information they could share with us too.

  22. Just finished making your black sawing salve and it turned out wonderful! Some posts talked about clumping of the dry ingredients, so I mixed a small amount of the infused oil (before adding the beeswax), into the dry mix and made a runny paste before adding it to the rest of the batch. (That’s how I make gravy, and it’s never lumpy!). Thanks for the great recipe!!

  23. i so wish that I knew about drawing salve last year BEFORE the $10,000 boo boo. This will be a staple in my medicine cabinet from now on. Bug bites and other infections are short lived from now on!

  24. Hello there. I was fascinated with your recipe… DIY Drawing salve :)— Boils are quite bothersome and I use OTC drawing salves- but ichthammol ointments are quite rare nowadays.

    I would like to ask if are there other substitutes for the herbs to be infused with olive oil? Those herbs are not available from where I live. D:

    Thank you very much. :)

    1. Hi The Sugar Weaver, What types of herbs do you have available? If you make a little list here, perhaps we can find the best ones for you! :)

  25. Hi and thank you for this recipe! I just made my 1st batch and it was so easy and set up nicely! I have a house full of guys and we also heat with wood-getting splinters all the time. My son also works in a machine shop and gets metal splinters and was wondering if it also is good for them? Again, many thanks for sharing! Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa, I’m glad you like the recipe! Yes, it’s wonderful for metal splinters – my husband gets those too at his job & they can be really bothersome. We put drawing salve on them too. Usually for those, I’ll have him soak his hand first in a little warm salt water while we watch a TV show, then dry off his hand, put the salve & bandaid(s) on whatever spots need it, and then he goes to bed to let it work all night. Sometimes, it takes two rounds of that before he can work them out, but it definitely helps!

  26. Thanks for the quick response! My son came home yesterday and asked of the salve was done-it was so quick and easy! Applied it last night, we’ll see what it’s looking like today. I am looking forward to incorporating herbs, essential oils and other natural products in our regime. Thanks again, and I’ll update on the outcome! Lisa

  27. I just love all your posts and recipes! Bought your soap making book and refer to it all the time! Does this salve absolutely have to be stored in glass? I have some great aluminum tins that would be perfect. Just wondering if it would react with the aluminum? If not those I also have some small plastic jars. Mason jars are always at a premium at my house. They are so handy for everything!

    1. Hi Felicia! I’m so happy that you like and use the soap making book! Drawing salve is the one salve I always store in glass, since it has several ingredients that will pull metals and such from whatever it’s stored in. I think I would use plastic before I used metal (since it could pull tin or aluminum out into your salve), but if you can find some glass it’d be best. I know what you mean about mason jars being at a premium though – we use them for everything too! :)

  28. Hello! Love the site! I made this salve the other day. It turned out great except it turned out a bit “softer” than I expected/wanted. I was wondering if I could re-melt it and add a bit more wax to firm it up? I’m planning on making the pine tar version as well but I have to get out to the feed store for that. I’m looking forward to using this during spring clean up in the yard :)

    1. Hi Barbara, I’m so happy that you like the site! Yes, you sure can remelt it and add more wax. Sometimes I get a softer batch too, which is especially noticeable as we get to the end of a jar. So, more wax should help with that. Enjoy your spring clean up; it’s been so nice getting outside after the long winter we had! :)

  29. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to respond. I know blogging is hard work and time consuming but it’s always frustrating when you have a question and the blogger can’t/won’t respond. Just wanted you to know it’s appreciated!:)

    1. Hi Barbara! I’m in complete agreement with you – before I started a blog, it always bugged me not to even get acknowledgement that I left a question or comment on someone’s site, so I promised myself that I’d never do that. I think it’s a matter of good manners to reply. Sadly, some comments get caught up in my three spam filters (For every one good comment I get, there’s usually at least a dozen spam comments coming in at the same time) or I miss the notification so one slips by unanswered for several weeks or even months until I notice, but I sure hope that no-one ever feels like I’m intentionally ignoring them! :)

  30. Hi Jan, thank you for this recipe. My husband got a spider bite on the top of his foot this last week. The location of the bite, plus the swelling made it hard to walk with shoes on. I started doing some research to find something to help him and came across your blog. Unfortunately I did not have any infused oils, but went ahead And used just plain oil, when I added my EO’s I did a blend of lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus. When he got home from work, his foot was very swollen, he put this on the bite, put bandaids over it and went to sleep, this morning when he got up he was amazed! The swelling was down and he could actually put weight on his foot without it hurting. After his shower he put more on, put on his boots and has informed be around 2 pm that his foot feels better.
    I also have a blog, I would like to write about this salve and link it back to you, if you would be ok with that.

  31. We would like to begin making lotions, salves etc for sale. We have been soaping and making products for gifts for quite some time. Do you have any advice regarding selling on line and state regulations? We are from PA.

    1. Hi Ed! I have an article that might help:
      If you look under #3, there’s a link to a site that lists requirements for each state.
      It looks like in PA, you have to register.
      That link will take you to a section that says:
      “What is the definition of a Cosmetic and what are registration requirements for manufacturing or distirbuting?
      A cosmetic is any substance that is intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to the human body or animal body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance. The term shall not include soap. Manufacturers, distributors, or wholesalers of cosmetics within the Commonwealth must register….”
      (There’s more, but you’ll probably want to read the whole page anyway!)
      Good luck with your business! :)

  32. Hi there
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made a batch which came out a bit lumpy and set too hard, perhaps I have a heavy hand with wax. Could I melt it down and add olive oil or would this have a negative effect on the clay and charcoal? I wouldn’t want to waste it if it can be sorted out. Thank you :)

    1. Hi Christine! I’ve done the same thing a couple of times myself! :) Yes, you can melt it again and add more oil. You may find you need to add a few drops more essential oil after heating too, if the scent is undetectable after heating.

  33. Hi Jan,

    My friend’s 2 year old was bitten by a brown recluse spider about a week ago. He went to the hospital and was treated (topical steroids and antihistamines). The venom spread before they got there so he has blisters all over his body and he is miserable. Do you think this drawing salve would be useful to help his body rid the poison and start healing or is there something else you would try?

    And please know, I realize you’re not a doctor. I’m not looking for medical advice but just if you were bit and this was your situation, with your herbal experience, what would you try?

    1. Hi Karen! What a terrible situation for your friend and her little boy! As long as the doctor completely treated and cleared him and it’s a matter of using home remedies to help his blisters & keep him comfortable, if it were my kid, I’d probably try the drawing salve on some of the spots & see how it works. The drawing salve is very messy though and will stain clothes.
      Raw honey is an exceptional healer – I have a story how it healed my dad’s diabetic ulcer here – https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/how-raw-honey-helped-save-my-diabetic-dads-foot/ – so you can see just how powerful it is against deep, hard to treat skin conditions.
      I would most definitely try raw honey at some point.
      Also, here’s an article by New Life on a Homestead that has some good ideas.
      I hope the little guy is feeling better soon!

    2. Find a propolis salve, that stuff is amazing with skin! Whatever a calendula salve doesn’t fix, propolis will. Itch, stings, bites, lots more. Look into benefits of propolis. It’s my favorite go to and I have a lot of friends who are amazed by what it does.

  34. I have changed the recipe slightly in different applications but overall have been Thanking My Lucky Stars for this stuff… I originally made some for a friend who was struggling with a long term addiction to heroin… her legs had lots of abscesses and her body was not holding all of the infections at bay… this was the result of pride & she would not see a physician as she was too embarrassed… it worked Amazing !!! Couple days of re-dressing and the swelling had reduced & the redness around the sites were nearly gone… if I hadn’t had that surprise horrific visit from my old friend I would not have even had the wherewithal to deal with my dog’s medical emergency that surfaced just weeks afterwards … My dog developed a big raised swollen boil on his paw… it just tripled in size in a matter of 2 weeks time and he had a golf ball sized hard tumor that seemed to be purely tissue at one point and the vet told me he more than likely it’s cancer… the tumor got so large that it was tearing the skin in the area… I started making him Black Salve packs to try & draw out what fluid I could…this tumor suddenly started to gush an unsightly mess over the next month… If I’ skipped a day of dressing this tumor to let his skin recover and have some fresh air I would regret it because the sight was backed up with yellow puss and starting to stress the fragile skin over the site in only 24hrs… but… 1 good thick dressing and overnight the contents of his festering tumor had been drawn into the bandages… Disgusting !!! & Hooray !!! For my dogs needs I omit the Castor Oil as it is evidently toxic to dogs… However if you’ve ever been on the wellness treadmill while trying to keep one step in front of a potential amputation…??? it’s a harrowing reality to arrive at… and Thankfully there are Saints out there …like yourself ?… offering intelligent herbal solutions that work… You Are Amazing Thank You So Much…?

  35. You can add pine sap and/ or propolis tincture to this salve. That’s how I make my drawing salve, I never heard of the charcoal. You might want to give it a try. It numbs the pain, too, its amazing. I will add the charcoal to mine to see what it does.

  36. Hey Jan! I just recently found your sites! I’ve purchased several of your ebooks, and was just wondering if this is in one of them? I bought aches & pains and didn’t see it in that one. Yesterday I purchased the pack for $29, but haven’t been able to print those out just yet. I was just wondering if you could tell me which ebook it might be in so that I can make sure I get that one as well!

    1. Hi Heather, Thanks for buying the ebooks! ❤
      I try to keep the recipes on the site and in the various print books and ebooks different from each other, so no one feels that they are buying/reading the same thing if they buy multiple projects.
      However, I do have a version similar to this drawing salve in my print book:
      The Big Books of Homemade Products

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