Natural Homemade Black Drawing Salve Recipe

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Natural Homemade Black Drawing Salve Recipe for Acne, Boils, Splinters, Bee Stings, Insect Bites and Infections

The first time I heard of black salve was when my son was small. He had gotten a boil on his thigh and my grandmother told me to put black salve on it. I had to ask for it at the pharmacy although I still haven’t quite figured out why this is kept “hidden” behind the counter. The salve worked miracles and my son’s boil was gone in no time.

This year I decided to try my hand at making my own black drawing salve. I did a lot of research into ingredients and traditional recipes and came up with my own natural homemade black drawing salve recipe with a bit of a twist. I included not only herbal infused olive oil, local raw beeswax, local raw sourwood honey and activated charcoal in my recipe, but I added some green tea powder extract as well.

I hope you enjoy my version of black salve as much as I do. It works great for acne, boils, splinters, bee stings, insect bites, poisons and infections. Simply apply to the affected area and cover with a bandage to keep the salve from rubbing off on your clothes.

DIY Black Drawing Salve Recipe - Natural Home Remedy for Poisons, Boils, Acne, Insect Bites, Bee Stings, Splinters and Infections

Natural Homemade Black Drawing Salve Recipe with Green Tea

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz. olive oil infused with plantain leaves, calendula flowerscomfrey leaves
1 oz. activated charcoal
.5 oz. raw beeswax
.5 oz. bentonite clay
.5 oz. sourwood honey
.25 oz. 76°F melt point coconut oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. green tea powder
2 ml vitamin E
1 ml rosemary extract
1 ml tea tree oil
1 ml fir needle essential oil
1 ml lavender essential oil

Instructions:

First you’ll need to make your herbal oil infusion. To do this gather the plantain leaves, calendula flowers and comfrey leaves and put in a mason jar. Cover the herbs with olive oil and close the container. Keep in a cool, dark location turning occasionally for 4-6 weeks. To hasten this process, place the mason jar of oil and herbs in a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on the stove on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once you’ve infused the olive oil with the botanicals, strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar. 

Now to make the salve, begin by weighing out the beeswax using a digital scale. Place the beeswax in a double boiler and melt. Then weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and add to the beeswax. Stir until all the ingredients have melted completely then remove from heat.

Next weigh out the herbal oil infusion and stir into the melted ingredients. Do the same with the honey.

Using a graduated transfer pipettes measure out the vitamin E and add to the salve base. Do the same with the rosemary extract and essential oils using a clean transfer pipette for each ingredient.

In a separate container weigh out the dry ingredients – the green tea powder, activated charcoal, and bentonite clay – and mix. Now combine the dry and wet ingredients and whisk with a fork until thoroughly combined. Pour into glass salve jars or tins and allow to cool completely.

This recipe will yield approximately five 1 oz./28 gram containers of black drawing salve.

Wondering what else you can make with the rest of your herbal infused oil? Be sure to also check out my natural skin care recipes for homemade lavender mint balm and a natural herbal calendula balm. Or try your hand at making my lanolin and neem salve recipe, chili and chocolate sore muscle salve recipe, all purpose salve recipe, and my natural lanolin salve recipe. The herbal infused olive oil can be substituted for any of the carrier oils in these recipes.

Dark drawing salve from Pure and Simple Charm. It's made with Pure and Simple Charm's own skin mend oil infusion blend that includes herbs prized for their properties in skin care and known to be useful in helping to support new skin growth. It also contains coconut oil , clove oil and tea tree oil along with shea butter, bentonite clay and activated charcoal.

Looking for a great black drawing salve you can buy? Try this dark drawing salve from Pure and Simple Charm. It’s made with Pure and Simple Charm’s own skin mend oil infusion blend that includes herbs prized for their properties in skin care and known to be useful in helping to support new skin growth. It also contains coconut oil , clove oil and tea tree oil along with shea butter, bentonite clay and activated charcoal. Get it here.

Mother Hylde's Black Drawing Salve combines the best drawing and skin healing herbs plus the power of activated charcoal and bentonite clay to pull impurities from the skin. Useful for pulling splinters, venom from bug bites, calming itch, pulling infection out of cuts, boils, acne, or any debris that may have invaded your skin.

You may also want to try Mother Hylde’s Black Salve Drawing Salve made with activated charcoal and bentonite clay along with their Wild Rose Cream and a collection of other handcrafted plant based remedies.

Discover even more great DIY beauty, bath and body recipes by following my boards on Pinterest.

Lavender Mint Balm Recipe for Mother’s Day

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Make this amazing lavender mint balm recipe for Mother’s Day! This plant based homemade product is super easy to make and is wonderful as a gift or for yourself!

Lavender mint balm recipe! This plant based homemade product is so easy to make and makes a lovely homemade gift idea for lavender lovers! It's perfect for your hands, body and even lips! Discover this lavender mint balm recipe now at Soap Deli News blog!

If your mom loves the outdoors then she’s sure to love this nature inspired, plant based lavender mint balm recipe. Perfect for hands, body and lips, this homemade lavender mint balm recipe is made from natural lavender and mint infused oil and raw, unfiltered beeswax. It makes a lovely and thoughtful handmade Mother’s Day gift idea and is ready in just a few hours!

DIY Lavender Mint Balm Recipe

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Ingredients:

3 oz. lavender & mint infused jojoba oil
1 oz. natural beeswax
1 ml GMO-free vitamin E oil
1.5 ml lavender essential oil (optional, if you’d like more scent)

Instructions:

To create this lavender mint balm recipe you’ll to begin by first making your infused oil. You do this quickly by combining your herbs – in this case lavender flowers and mint –  in a small saucepan and covering with the jojoba oil. (Feel free to substitute another carrier oil of your choice.) Set the heat on warm or the lowest setting and allow to “stew” for 3-4 hours. Alternately, you can fill a pot about 2/3 of the way full with water and then place a mason jar with your herbs and oil into the water over low heat. (More on this here.)

Once you’ve infused your oil, strain it through cheesecloth. It’s now ready to use.

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the lavender and mint infused oil and stir into the melted beeswax. (Keep your leftover oil infusion for future projects by keeping sealed and storing in a cool, dark location.)

Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E and, if desired, the lavender essential oil. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

Want to mix this natural balm recipe up a bit more? Try infusing the lavender flowers with lemon balm (another mint), lemongrass or even lemon verbena. Or add 1ml of lemongrass or lemon balm essential oil into the balm recipe.

If you like this recipe then be sure to also try my natural healing calendula balm recipe. Or, for more natural skin care recipes, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!

Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe with Calendula Infused Oil

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Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe made from Harvested Botanicals, Raw Local Beeswax and Olive Oil! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Learn how to make your own natural herbal calendula balm recipe!

With spring here I decided to finally take advantage of the natural botanicals that grow in my area as the weather starts to turn warmer. Some common ingredients you can find right now include plantain and wild violets. The leaves of both of these plants actually have healing properties making them great for inclusion in a natural balm recipe.

My yard was short on plantain, however, there were plenty of wild violets. So I picked wild violet leaves and combined them with some organic calendula petals and blue vervain leaves in olive oil and made an herbal infusion. I then combined my infusion with locally sourced, raw unfiltered beeswax from my local farmer’s market to create a balm.

You can use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe topically to treat minor cuts, bruises, and stings. If you don’t have these plants available to you, or if it’s just the wrong time of the year, they can all be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Following is my natural herbal calendula balm recipe. Feel free to make substitutions to get your own perfect, custom product.

DIY Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. herbal oil infusion
1 oz. beeswax
1 ml GMO-free vitamin E oil
1 ml rosemary extract
.5 ml chamomile essential oil (3-5% dilution in jojoba oil)

Instructions:

The vitamin E and rosemary extract are optional in this natural herbal calendula balm recipe. While vitamin E is naturally healing, both the vitamin E and rosemary extract will help to extend the shelf life of your oil.  The essential oil is optional as well or you can substitute with your favorite organic essential oil based on the properties you’re looking for in your balm.

How to Make Herbal Infused Oil for Making a Natural Herbal Calendula Balm!

To make your infusion, fill a mason jar about 3/4 of the way full of olive oil. Add equal parts of dried blue vervain leaves, wild violet leaves and calendula flowers to the oil until it reaches the same level of the oil. (Feel free to sub with herbs of your choosing.) Store in a cool, dark location for 3-6 weeks, then strain through cheesecloth.

If you’re in a hurry, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a mason jar inside of a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the herb infused out and stir into the melted beeswax.

Natural Herbal Calendula Skin Balm Recipe! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E, rosemary extract and chamomile essential oil. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

Cocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin with organic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans. It's made with golden Calendula flower oil - locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley - it's truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic.

Don’t want to make your own? There are a lot of wonderful sellers on Etsy that sell their calendula balms and salves! For kids I’m partial to the Cocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin with organic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans. It’s made with golden Calendula flower oil – locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley – it’s truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic. You can buy it here.

Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil.

I also like the Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil. You can get it here. Also be sure to check out The Home Apothecary’s other amazing products including their Peppermint Mocha Body Balm and amazing Black Drawing Salve. Shop The Home Apothecary here.

For more natural skin care recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin‘, FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!

DIY Handmade All Purpose Salve Recipe

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DIY Handmade All Purpose Salve Recipe - Great for Dry, Cracked Winter Hands and Feet - Add Essential Oils to Customize for a Specific Purpose

If you’re looking for a simple, all natural and all purpose salve recipe then you’ll definitely want to give this one a try. It’s formulated specifically so it doesn’t feel greasy and is great for locking in moisture on hands, feet and even lips. Or use it on itchy eczema anywhere you need it! This natural handmade salve recipe is unscented for those with super sensitive skin, but feel free to add 1%-2% (by weight) of your favorite essential oils if you’re looking for something to suit a more specific need. Then never worry about cracked, dry winter skin again!

Natural Homemade All Purpose Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil

Instructions:

I used white cosmetic beeswax and refined and deodorized cocoa and shea butters to get a white salve. However, you can use these ingredients in their natural, organic state which will give your salve a yellowish tint.

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter. Melt in a double boiler, then weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and combine with the melted ingredients. Mix well, then pour into your desired container(s) of choice.

This handmade salve is mostly solid at room temperature – it also makes a great solid lotion bar – but quickly and easily melts right into skin. You’ll love it for cracked, dry winter hands!

For more great natural skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest!

Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe

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DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

As neem oil is such a great natural carrier oil, I chose to make a natural neem salve recipe that highlights neem’s skin care properties. Neem oil has been shown to be effective in assisting those suffering dry itchy skin, redness and skin irritation as well as psoriasis, eczema, scabies and even head lice. It is also naturally anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and works great in natural dog products to help discourage biting insects, ticks and fleas. Neem oil can also be helpful for dogs suffering from skin disorders or fungal infections.

In addition to neem oil, I also used natural rosewood essential oil in my natural lanolin and neem salve recipe. Rosewood oil has been shown to help with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry skin as well as treat minor fungal infections and wounds. {You can out more about lanolin and check out my previous lanolin salve recipe here.}

Natural Homemade Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
4 oz. pure lanolin
.50 oz. virgin cold press pumpkin seed oil
.50 oz. calendula infused olive oil (How to make herbal infused oils)
1/2 teaspoon neem oil
30 drops plus 1/4 teaspoon pure rosewood essential oil
15 drops cedarwood essential oil
12 drops rosemary extract
12 drops GMO free vitamin E

Supplies:

Digital Kitchen Scale
Four 2 oz. low profile plastic jars or tins in size of choice
Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
Metal Utensil for Stirring
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
Microwave

Instructions:

To create this lanolin and neem salve recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the beeswax using a digital kitchen scale in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt the beeswax in the microwave on high approximately 2-4 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder. (The handle and container will be very hot.) Weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax. Continue stirring until the lanolin has melted completely. Next, weigh out the calendula infused oil and the pumpkin seed oil and stir into the lanolin and beeswax. Using a different pipette and/or measuring spoon for each oil, add the neem oil, rosewood, and cedarwood essential oils, rosemary extract and vitamin E. Stir well then pour equally into four 2 oz. containers. Allow to cool, then cap tightly and store in a cool, dry location.

For more of my natural skin care DIY’s as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to follow me on Pinterest. There you’ll find not only my own recipes but also some of my favorites from around the web.

Want to purchase a lanolin salve? Visit Etsy here for a huge variety of wonderful handcrafted options. Or shop here for neem oil salves.

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