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. Chellie Anne (verified owner)

    I had never used Black Drawing Salve before but when Earthley had a promo for this I grabbed one for our first aid kit. We do a lot of camping and hiking through the Summer. Well, my kids both ended up getting stung by bees and so did I. I applied Black Drawing Salve to all three stings and within 5 minutes the pain went away. The itch stayed but the dreadful acute pain immediately subsided. Now, onto my next story and experience with BDS: towards the end of Summer my 8 lb Westy Chihuahua mix was playing in the back yard with my daughter when she suddenly yelled and dropped to the ground. She had been stung on the pad of her paw too. I put her into a bath of vinegar to neutralize the sting, then applied black drawing salve to her foot and bandaged it. My dog went into shock but the bite and the vet said small dogs are always affected the most by stings, but she survived and after several hours returned to normal. Thank goodness! So this product helps with people and pets.

  2. atekiatrentham (verified owner)

    Great for bug bites! When the kids go outside and forget to use “Pest Aside” they get ate up and come inside and apply black drawing salve. It works quickly! Helps with itch and swelling!

  3. nperez0627 (verified owner)

    As a first time drawing salve user, this stuff amazed me. I had mosquitoe bites all over my legs and I was itching like crazy. I used some of the salve as directed and within minutes the itch and the welts were completely gone. I highly recommend this product, and love that I can easily take it with me anywhere!

  4. Cellina (verified owner)

    I have used this on a few bites between my husband and I and works great! In one application it stops the itching, and definitely brings the swelling down considerably. I just read that this is good for acne as well, so I can’t wait to try it out for my stubborn acne! Thanks Earthley

  5. Amanda Passmore (verified owner)

    This stuff is great! My son had 2 splinters so I applied this and he was able to keep it on, for the most part. After 15 minutes, I went with tweezers and the splinters just slid out – I didn’t have to do anything! It was incredible.

  6. mygraceoverflows4u (verified owner)

    This stuff is so amazing and I am so glad to have something like this in an easy to use, on the go tube. My son is always getting scrapes and bites and a few have gotten swollen and discolored before I had this stuff. Not anymore!! I was just reading the description again about using on acne, so I am going to give this a try!

  7. Julia (verified owner)

    We love this stuff at our house. Even my kids will use it themselves when they have a small splinter that they can’t get out or dont want me to try to get out with tweezers. They know that it will come out with this stuff! We use it mainly for splinters, but also for bites sometimes. Thankfully we haven’t had any serious insect bites, but I love knowing I have this on hand for if we ever do! I keep the large size of this product in our “bandaid box” so the kids know where to find it easily, and I keep the small size in my purse for when we’re on the go.
    Because of the charcoal in this product, it can be messy, but we just always cover it up with a bandaid and have not had problems with it. I highly recommend this product!

  8. April Dehm (verified owner)

    I use this on my kids all of the time! They like to play with any insect they find outside, so we make sure to have this on hand during spring, summer, and fall. They find all of the biting bugs! But it helps itchies go away quickly and it will draw out anything that has puss (like bad ant bites sometimes do). It works effectively! Thanks!

  9. Danielle Rush (verified owner)

    My daughter woke up with some kind of sore on her wrist. Whether it was a bug bite or what, we’re not sure. She used the black drawing salve in it 3 times & it was fine the next day! Thanks for a safe product that works so well!

  10. Kristina Miller (verified owner)

    Drawing salve
    I’ve only used this once but I’m in love! I had a huge zit starting to come on my chin so I put some of this on and let it sit for 15 min then washed it off. The zit never turned into a white head like it should have! I love how easy it is to apply with the chapstick tube!

  11. Abbey Westphal (verified owner)

    I just used this on an insect bite on my knee that was super swollen and the swelling went down and it was much less painful! We have used it on pimples, too. Love it.

  12. Shelby Mayes (verified owner)

    This along with the all purpose salve are a MUST in our medicine cabinet and when we travel. This stuff is great for bug bites, splinters and acne break outs! It works quick too! It is black, and could get on clothing/bedding, so I would be careful with that!

  13. Breanna Scott (verified owner)

    This is the most reached for item in our medicine cabinet. I’ve used it for splinters, cuts, styes, ingrown hairs. I love that a little bit goes a long way!

  14. Faith Miller (verified owner)

    This is so nice to have around the house and in my bag when out and about. Use it on bee stings and bug bites. Its really soothing and effective! Somtimes I even use it as a mask for my face!

  15. Kim Phillips (verified owner)

    This stuff saved me on more than one occasion! I had a staph infection on my face and it quickly pulled the infection out so it could begin healing.
    I had a small spot on my cheek that I originally thought was a zit but it never came to a head. It was hard underneath and I could never get it out. I totally forgot about the drawing space. I put it on every day for 3-4 days and the hardness underneath stemmed to dissolve and disappear! I was so relieved!

  16. Callie

    My family loves this! We really love it for mosquite bites, works wonderfully!

  17. Callie

    My family loves this! We really love it for mosquito bites, works wonderfully!

  18. Elauth7312

    I love this stuff! We especially use it for fire ant and bug bites and it works wonders!

  19. raelene.murakami (verified owner)

    I didn’t think I would use this stick as much as I do. The biggest thing we’ve used it for has been bug bites. The mosquitos has been horrible this year where we live, but I love that I could use this a few times on them and the bites go away. Make sure to wipe off the excess after leaving it on for 10-15 minutes! Your white sheets will thank you ☺️.

  20. loveyduncan (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing! I’ve used it several times since receiving it in the mail and each time I’m just amazed! I used it on my kids for bug bites/stings and after wiping it off I can’t even tell there was a bite there before! And the itching stops! Great stuff!

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