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.


Safe for ages 6 months +.

Shelf Life: 1 year.

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. Teri Moore (verified owner)

    I love having this on hand. My son was eaten alive by mosquitoes in Hawaii and I used this. It helps to dry it up and it healed much quicker.

  2. marhakoda (verified owner)

    I put this on a mosquito bite and it immediately took away the itch!

  3. Jaqueline (verified owner)

    Love this! I use it on everyone in my family. Splinters, bug bites, minor burns. Stuff is good!

  4. hopeanchors (verified owner)

    This stick is great to have on hand when you’re outside. I’ve used it on so many things – bug bites, splinters, you name it. The only downside is that it doesn’t seem to rub in smoothly or come off well, at least for me, and that might just be a user error or the salve that I happened to get. I still plan to order again when we run out.

  5. Naomi Dimambro (verified owner)

    We use this salve whenever we have a big bite, poison ivy, or any other itchy spot. I even used this on a tick bite that I had. It’s a staple in our household

  6. Jacki (verified owner)

    I used this product on my son when he got bug bites on his face. It took the swelling down nicely. I keep it on hand along with some other products.

  7. Amanda Tarras (verified owner)

    I bought this to have on hand, just in case. And then I was bit by a red ant in my armpit and immediately needed it! It helped soothe the pain, itching and burning and healed up my welt by the next day. So happy I had it!

  8. candi (verified owner)

    I got something when pulling weeds and my arm broke out and itched like crazy!! I put the drawing salve on the rash and pulled a sleeve I had cut off a long sleeve blouse overnight…I was amazed in the morning how much better it was and most of the itch was gone..did it the next night and it was almost gone!! I will use this every time I get anything like that!

  9. Allie Sauvageau (verified owner)

    Great for summer time and the rest of the year! We have used this to pull out slivers, a hair clipping stuck in my child’s foot, and a bee sting. The salve draws out everything and has been a life saver for us!

  10. Kristin (verified owner)

    This black drawing salve was a lifesaver while doing outside workouts. There were biting ants that liked to nibble on me, resulting in annoying bites and small welts. This stuff, dabbed gently onto bites, not only gave relief, but also seemed to repel other ants from biting. Maybe because if the mild, gentle scent? Maybe because of the charcoal? Anyway, I have two sticks – one I carry with me and one I keep in our kitchen.

  11. Briana Arellano (verified owner)

    During summer this is my best friend! I usually get a bunch of mosquito bites and this helps so much! Recommend to everyone.

  12. Jessica

    We used this drawing salve after we removed a tick from our little one. It seemed to work well in conjunction with ledum homeopathy to prevent any infection/illness. Though do be warned, this stains really bad and is incredibly difficult to get off!

  13. Sherry Lancaster (verified owner)

    Love this salve. Have used it for really bad insect bites – spider, and it helped with healing. I cleanse and dry the area then apply salve as directed. Wipe it off after the appointed time. Twice daily is how I’ve used it. It does speed up healing a lot.

  14. lindsieflannery

    I love this stuff! I’ve used it for everything from bee stings, mosquito bites, to vaxx spots on legs. This is trusted and great quality

  15. Christina S (verified owner)

    I have read that applying bentonite clay to tick bites helps reduce the chances of futher infection. This product is great for all types of bug bites. I love that it is safe and trusted ingredients. Thank you earthley!

  16. Ally Egan (verified owner)

    Works great on all bites and stings!

  17. jmsowder62417 (verified owner)

    This is one of our favorite products for summer time. We live in the country and it helps with all kinds of bites. We have used it for bee stings, chiggers, mosquitoes, etc.

  18. crystal.obarr (verified owner)

    I love that this salve pulls bacteria out of the skin! The only problem I have is that it takes a long time (2 or 3 washes) to get it all off the skin.

  19. Lace (verified owner)

    This stuff works great. After having kids, my belly kind of hangs down and causes sores at the fold. This has helped calm the irritated area and they are slowly going away. I haven’t seen any reviews about this particular issue, so I hope it helps some other people.

  20. Amanda Walstra (verified owner)

    This just got a huge splinter out of my son’s leg so easily! It was such a big splinter but was mostly under the skin so I couldn’t get it out with tweezers. We put the black salve on it for a while and the splinter just slid right out with ease. I’m grateful for this product!

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