DIY Black Salve: Allergy & Bug Bite Remedy

DIY Black Salve: Allergy & Bug Bite Remedy

March 23, 2018

Has allergy season already started for you? Itching skin from bug bites or allergies can ruin a good day. This DIY Black Salve from Glow Mama is a fantastic way to alleviate itching!

Both the activated charcoal and clay in this pull the toxins from the skin, reducing the sting of bites and stings. Hence why this recipe is commonly called ‘black drawing salve.’

Activated Charcoal Black Salve Recipe

1/4 cup calendula-infused oil (make your own or buy online)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons beeswax
3 teaspoons activated charcoal
3 teaspoons bentonite clay
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil

Melt the beeswax and oils together. Put the container in a sauce pan with a couple of inches of water and warm it on low heat. Note: this only works with glass.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Let the salve cool until it hardens. Keep it in a container with a lid in a cool, dark place.