Are you looking for an activated charcoal drawing salve recipe with no bentonite clay? Our first aid balm uses natural ingredients like essential oils to help heal skin and can be used for splinters, ingrown hairs, bug bites, acne and more.
Drawing salve is something many people remember using as kids. So many moms kept a tub of it and slathered it on all kinds of stuff. One thing about it was that it lasted forever, and it worked, but did it stink!
I’ve posted a recipe for Activated Charcoal Drawing Salve before, but had requests for one that did not include bentonite clay. Some people oppose the use of bentonite clay because it has been shown to contain traces of lead.
So today’s recipe is for an activated charcoal drawing salve with no bentonite clay. This charcoal drawing salve is made with some powerful essential oils that help calm and heal the skin, as well as fight infections.
They’re combined with activated charcoal and other natural ingredients to create a great salve to keep in your first aid kit. It is easy to make, and it smells good. Much better than the store bought stuff from decades past.
So, what do you use charcoal drawing salve for? It can help to remove toxins or foreign objects like splinters or thorns. It can help take care of warts, poison ivy or oak. It will draw out ingrown hairs or nails, and helps moles and bug bites as well.
It’s amazing the many uses for activated charcoal drawing salve. We hope you’ll add it to your natural first aid kit.
First Aid Charcoal Drawing Salve with No Bentonite Clay
Supplies and Ingredients
- Double boiler
- 4 ointment containers
- 1.5 ounces beeswax pastilles
- 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons. sweet almond oil
- 2 teaspoons activated charcoal powder
- 12 drops frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops melaleuca essential oil
- Put your double boiler pan over medium high heat. Then, measure out your beeswax pastilles (or just finely chop up any beeswax you have that is in the brick for) and place in the top of the double boiler.
- It will take about 10- 15 minutes to heat up and start the wax melting. You want it to happen slowly, so it doesn’t burn. Lower the heat to a low simmer once the water starts to boil and the wax is starting to melt.
- While it’s heating, get your containers lined up and ready for filling and measure out your coconut oil and almond oil.
- Once the wax has melted and is a clear color, with no lumps, add in the coconut oil, and stir. Then add the sweet almond oil and stir it in as well.
- Next, add in the essential oils, one at a time.Each of these oils will run out of the bottle fast because they are thin in consistency, so be careful when counting those drops.
- Now, measure out the charcoal power and add to the salve, stirring in and allowing a few minutes to melt in. Then stir again to be sure the powder is fully mixed in, and the whole batch of balm should be black in color.
- Now you are ready to pour. Fill the containers slowly to just below the top edge. If the salve starts to solidify as you’re getting to the last ones, you can place it back on the hot water to melt it back down and loosen it again.
- Now to finish it up, just allow the salve time to fully cool before placing on your lids. This can take up to an hour or more, depending on a variety of factors. Feel the bottom of the container to check and see if it has fully cooled and then you will know if they’re all done.
- Place on your lids and add a nice label and you’re good to go.
- Take a pea-sized amount of the charcoal drawing salve and rub in deeply on to the area desired. You can repeat this as needed. If it is in an area that will touch your clothing, place a band aid over it so it won’t cause a stain.