Black Drawing Salve – For Bug Bites, Splinters, and More

263 customer reviews


We formulated our Black Drawing Salve as a solution for bug bites, stings, rashes, poison ivy, acne, splinters, and more! It’s made with activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and lavender essential oil to soothe irritated skin and “draw out” toxins.

The charcoal and clay serve to ‘trap’ the toxins that are being drawn out of skin, including oil from poison ivy or toxins from stings.  This reduces pain and irritation naturally and helps it repair faster!

Key Ingredients:

ABSOLUTELY NO fragrance, color, parabens, pthlates, hexane-extracted oils, or compromises anywhere!

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Bites, stings, rashes, and splinters are all common woes while spending time outdoors. We created Black Drawing Salve to provide quick, natural relief! This salve stick helps to detox the skin and can even help reduce acne.

Made with soothing bentonite clay and activated charcoal, our salve helps to draw out those annoying irritations to reveal smooth, repairled skin. Use for things like mosquito bites, poison ivy, bee stings, and more! If you’re looking for bug bite prevention, check out Pest Aside!


  • Helps detox
  • Helps draw out toxins
  • Helps to remove splinters
  • Helps to remove bee stings
  • Relieves itchy rashes like poison ivy
  • Helps with minor pain
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Reduces acne
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Reduces the occurrence of scarring
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Don’t love your product? Contact us within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. The best way to reach us is through email at [email protected].


Rub a small amount on the affected area and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes. Wipe off and reapply as needed.


Shelf Life: 1 year. Safe for ages 6 mo+. Safe while pregnant and breastfeeding.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including clay (that could potentially contain naturally occurring metals), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to For the reason behind this disclaimer, please click HERE.


Q: How do I use this?

A: Apply to the affected area and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes.  Wipe off.  Reapply as needed if the spot is still irritated.  If you would like to keep it on longer (may be necessary with splinters), cover with a bandage to prevent mess.

Q: What can I use this for?

A: Bug bites, stings, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, acne, splinters.  Some people even use it after being forced to receive a vaccine — right on the injection site.

Q: Why is this so messy? Can’t it be some other color?

A: Unfortunately, the ‘mess’ is what makes it work!  Charcoal makes it black and is a key ingredient to ‘draw out’ the toxins.  We recommend covering with a bandage and washing with soap and water after use. If soap and water do not work, an oil of your choice should do the trick!

Q: Is this the ‘black salve’ that the FDA warned against? Is this even safe?

A: This is a totally different product.  That ‘black salve’ is a bloodroot salve that is used for cancer, and caution is warranted.  This is bentonite clay and charcoal and is perfectly safe!

Q: I’m allergic to lavender, but I need this! What do I do?

A: We recommend trying our Pit Detox Mask instead!  It will work similarly but does not contain lavender.

Q: My product arrived melted. What should I do?

A: The quality of this product is not affected. Simply place the item in the fridge to re-harden it!

263 reviews for Black Drawing Salve – For Bug Bites, Splinters, and More

  1. Kimberly

    My babies and I call this the “Boo Boo stick” I have it on me at all times for so many different uses. My boys also ask for the Boo Boo Stick whenever they have a bruise or scratch or chapped lips and even love to rub it on their little noses when they are dry from the sniffles when sick. We love ALL of Earthleys products. They are and always will be my #1 brand go to for my boys and I. I have not found 1 product we do not utilize and love.

  2. Elyse (verified owner)

    Got mine later in the summer and have only used a couple of times, but so far so good! We have some sort of stinging weeks on our property and I made the mistake of trying to pick them with thin gloves on… went right through. I put the salve on right away abs noticed a big difference in rash and pain from previous experiences. It is messing and never really dried when I had it on so keep that in mind. Use paper towel or something you won’t mind potentially getting drained with charcoal. I look forward to next summer to help with bug bites and more!

  3. Jennifer (verified owner)

    This is a miracle product in a tube! My husband had an itchy rash on his leg and this took it away within 2 uses. I have used it on acne spots and it quickly drew out what was problematic. This is seriously a great product with so many uses.

  4. Jessica

    Works great to calm bug bites on kiddos

  5. Tricia P. (verified owner)

    Works wonderfully!

  6. Annette (verified owner)

    Bee stings, bug bites, even have used for slivers great stuff

  7. christinasacchitello (verified owner)

    One of my favorite products from earthley!! Use this on a nasty spider bite on my husband and brought it down and took out the nasties. My brother in law got stung by a bee and had a softball glove for a hand from the sting. This salve drew it right out. Absolutely amazing. I will always have this

  8. Patricia Sanford (verified owner)

    I break this out whenever my family gets a bite, sting, etc. My hubby is especially prone to getting bitten for some reason so it’s been a great little tool to have!

  9. Carey (verified owner)

    This stuff has been amazing for bug bites! It has definitely helped my toddlers heal-up quicker with less itching. It does cause black marks on their skin due to the color, but we’ve found that it comes off in the bath!

  10. Montella (verified owner)

    We love using this for mosquito bites. Helps stop the itch so well!

  11. Ashlie (verified owner)

    I can’t say anything other than amazing!!! So reasonably priced and so much better than an anti itch cream. It seems to just suck the pain itch and the bite even disappears quickly. My kids get their big bites so infected looking and leaves scars behind before I found this. I will never go without this for our Alabama summers!!!

  12. Vanessa (verified owner)

    We love this product! It has saved us and many friends at the park. My kids love the color and how soothing it is!

  13. Letitia Buttram

    This stuff is amazing!!! It works! It gets all the nasty out of bug bites and also helps with poison ivy.

  14. Angela Y. (verified owner)

    My mom has a very severe allergy to bees, so when she is stung we have to act fast on getting that taken care of. This drawing salve works quickly to pull this irritants out. Same goes for my severe allergic reaction to mosquito bites. This is the only drawing salve that has ever worked for me effectively.

  15. Ryann (verified owner)

    This got rid of my massive mosquito bites in just a few hours! It’s amazing!

  16. Brooke (verified owner)

    The black drawing salve is a must for my family in the summer. Between the mosquitoes and wasps. My husband is allergic and it help his swelling go down almost instantly !

  17. maryymadisonn (verified owner)

    Magic in a stick. Full warning, it can and will stain. It is slightly difficult to remove (especially if applied over a hairy area). But it WORKS. It got my natural hating cousin to come around and admit I’m onto something when it shrunk his nasty spider bite down to almost nothing and took the itch/pain away. It drew out the toxins when my fiancé got poison ivy, two days and it was almost gone. And it soothed/ help heal bug bites on my nephew who is allergic. I will never not have this on hand.

  18. Amanda Etienne (verified owner)

    This is one of my favorite products! My son and I both swell badly with mosquito bites and bee stings. I put this on them immediately and can hardly tell it’s there and doesn’t end up itching crazy!

  19. Amanda (verified owner)

    Love this stuff. Recommend to everyone. It’s almost instant relief for bee stings or grabbing something prickly in the garden that I shouldn’t have. This stuff is amazing!

  20. Katie Hallmark (verified owner)

    I love the convenience of this stick. It’s been the only thing sometimes to help cuticle infections reduce. I just wish it were easier to get off. Even with scrubbing, it takes a day or so to fully leave the skin.

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