Black salve is a must have for any natural medicine cabinet. It is great to keep on hand for all sorts of ailments. Now, this is not to be confused with the traditional black salve made with blood root that is purported to cure cancer. This is a MUCH milder and safer version. We use it for things like: cysts, boils, acne, splinters, and bug bites.
The key is to use ingredients that are astringent or ‘pulling’. I start with a base of plantain infused olive oil. Plantain itself is very astringent. I use fresh plantain poultices on bites and splinters to draw out. Then, I add bentonite clay and activated charcoal. The bentonite clay is also very drawing, and the charcoal traps and removes any bacteria. I also add a bit of raw honey for its healing properties as well.
3 ounces of Plantain-infused Organic Olive Oil
1 ounce of Beeswax
2 Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay
2 Tablespoons of Activated Charcoal
1 Tablespoon of Raw Honey
Heat infused oil and beeswax together in a double boiler until wax is melted. Stir in clay, charcoal, and honey until smooth. Quickly transfer to storage container-preferably a glass jar, though some use metal tins.
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