This black Drawing Salve contains activated charcoal which helps to pull splinters, bee stingers and toxins from the skin. Also good for poison ivy and EXCELLENT for cystic acne.
It may seem wrong and counterintuitive to put something so "goopy" and thick into our face to clear acne but the fact is, the worst thing you can do is over dry the skin, which is what all those salicylic acid products do. When the skin drys, it cracks , and this allows a little home for infection. Instead, this salve keeps the area moist while the charcoal and bentonite clay literally pulls the dirt and bacteria out and tea tree oil fights infection. Calendula soothes and supports healing of the skin.
Directions: Apply a small amount to the infected area, cover with a band-aid or bandage for a few hours to overnight. Typically takes 6-48 hours. Wash off with warm, soapy water. Won't stain skin but may stay clothing or furniture, use with care.
Ingredients: Organic olive oil, organic castor oil, organic beeswax, organic calendula, organic broad-leaf plantain, activated charcoal (hardwood, food-grade), sodium bentonite clay
More Information on the Ingredients Used:
CALENDULA // Calendula officinalis // anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral // a powerful wound and tissue healer that has long been used to soothe and heal cuts, burns, bites, sprains, bruises, rashes, sunburns, and abrasions. also works as an analgesic to help relieve the pain associated with these types of wounds and skin irritations.
PLANTAIN // Plantago major // antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, hemostatic // “nature’s band-aid”, an effective remedy for bites, stings, cuts, and scrapes, and used to soothe and cool the pain, itching, or burning symptoms of poison ivy, nettles, or sunburn.
OLIVE OIL // Olea europaea // gentle oil rich in vitamins and antioxidants, great for sensitive skin
CASTOR OIL // Ricinus communis // a thick oil rich in fatty acids. antimicrobial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL // potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the skin and draw out foreign material
BENTONITE CLAY // volcanic ash that absorbs toxins and infections, naturalizes acidity. abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium
CLARY SAGE // Salvia sclarea // astringent, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiseptic, hypotensive, nervine // a cooling oil, reduces skin inflammation and redness. relaxes and rejuvenates.
TEA TREE // Melaleuca alternifolia // anti inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal, antiseptic, cicatrisant, antiviral // heals wounds, relieves itchiness, fights infection, used to treat a variety of skin ailments
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY