D.I.Y. Activated Charcoal Drawing Salve
Have you ever used an Activated Charcoal Drawing Salve? Drawing salves pull (draw)
toxins out and away from the skin, so if you’ve ever had a splinter or a bee sting, you’ll love this! Drawing Salves can
also aid with infection – so they can be applied to wounds, acne, even boils.
Here is a great recipe for an Activated Charcoal Drawing Salve:
– 8 tablespoons of Olive oil – Contains Vitamin E as well as many antioxidants.
— Calendula – Aids with quick healing
— Comfrey – Anti-inflammatory
– 1 tablespoon of Honey – Moisturizing anti-bacterial.
– 2 teaspoons of Beeswax
– Thickens the mixture and helps with skin absorption.
– 3 teaspoons of Bentonite clay – Draws unwanted chemicals and toxins from the skin.
– 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil – Aids in skin healing.
– 3 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal – Pulls and holds toxins and unwanted bacteria from the area.
– Glass Bowl
– Wooden Spoon
– 4 oz. Jar
First, you’ll want to infuse the olive oil with the comfrey and calendula. To do this, you can either:
1) pour olive oil into a jar or container, place the herbs inside, and set in a warm place for a few weeks giving it a shake and stir each day, and straining it after a couple of weeks.
2) put the jar/container into a crock pot filled with a few inches of water. Leave it on Low for 4-5 hours and turn off the heat. The next day,strain out the herbs.
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- Place the infused oil, beeswax, and vitamin E oil in a measuring cup. Heat in a double-boiler until melted.
- Add Melaleuca Essential Oil, honey, charcoal, and bentonite clay.
- Stir with a wooden spoon.(not metal) Stir well or the charcoal will fall to the bottom of the mixture.
- Pour in to a 4-ounce jar. Let rest until firm.
To use, simply smear a small amount on any cuts, scrapes, or bites – enjoy!
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