Black drawing salve is  a natural remedy I first heard about when visiting a local Amish community to pick up produce and eggs.

Black Salve Recipe We’ve been making variations of this recipe ever since. It takes a while to make but is very effective and well worth the time. We especially use it for splinters and pieces of glass that get stuck in the skin.

Salve Ingredients – 3 Tablespoons comfrey, calendula and plantain infused olive oil (see instructions below) – 2 teaspoons shea butter – 2 Tablespoons coconut oil – 2 Tablespoons Beeswax

– 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil – 2 Tablespoons Activated Charcoal Powder – 2 Tablespoons Kaolin Clay – 1 Tablespoon honey – 20 drops (or more) Lavender Essential Oil

Salve Instructions 1. Infuse olive oil with comfrey, calendula, and plantain before making salve. 1 tablespoon finely powdered herbs and 1/2 cup olive oil are needed. Two ways to infuse it: 2. Herbs in a jar. Oil herbs. Shake 3-4 weeks, then strain through cheesecloth.

3. Double-boil herbs and olive oil. Low/medium heat for an hour until oil smells strong and darkens. Strain using cheesecloth. 4. I keep olive oil infused with plantain, comfrey, and calendula in my herb cabinet for salves and lotions. I discard the herbs after using the oil and start over.

5. Combine infused olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin E oil and honey in a glass jar in a small pan of water. 6. Heat the water to a simmer and carefully stir mixture in the jar until all ingredients are melted.

7. Remove from heat and add activated charcoal, kaolin clay, and lavender essential oil and mix well. 8. Quickly pour in to small jars or tins and let sit until hardened (several hours). 9. Store in airtight container and use as needed on cuts, splinters, etc.