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

309 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!

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

  1. Susan (verified owner)

    My daughter get the most atrocious reactions to bug bites and this is a life saver for her! Her bites will get about the size of a quarter and blister horribly, but if I catch it soon enough and apply this, the bite stays under control and never looks worse than a normal bug bite!

  2. Ashley

    This is amazing! I used this after a forced vaccine and use it now for big bites – I even used it to draw out a small shard of glass in my foot. This stuff is great!

  3. Lizzy (verified owner)

    My son is allergic to ants and, unfortunately, its near impossible to avoid ants in South Texas. I purchased this salve and it has been amazing! We use it almost immediately after a bite occurs and experience little to no swelling. His bites otherwise would typically swell up to the size of a golf ball! We love our Earthley products!

  4. Michele Lieb

    My daughter would get welts from mosquito bites and cry with discomfort. Now, right away, she asks for the “black stuff” and it takes the itch away and minimizes the welts. Even my husband, a lover of conventional medicine, asks for this when the mosquitos get his ankles!
    BUT, the best discovery was that this drawing salve HEALED my daughters molluscum! They were so stubborn and I decided to try this after some homeopathics didn’t work. The effects were dramatic. They immediately started healing!

  5. Coastie Jana (verified owner)

    Perfect for those pesky bug bites. I had a small piece of glass get stuck in my hand the other night that I couldn’t get out. I put a little black drawing salve on and a couple hours later the glass was out!

  6. Erin Welniak (verified owner)

    This has been a life saver. I have always been “loved” by bugs so I am used to bug bites, but for some reason this summer poison ivy (or something else who knows) has been my worse enemy. I got this as a last resort since the steroids the hospital put me on wasn’t working. I put this on and for the first time in weeks I was able to sleep without itching all night. Then by day too the rash was almost completely gone! I was shocked. My husband kind of rolled his eyes at me, until he got a bug bite and I begged him to just try it. Well he is hooked . I see him all the time stealing it now for his bug bites.

  7. mgirll (verified owner)

    Love, love, LOVE this salve! I have “sweet blood” and get eaten by mosquitoes all the time, and this is a life saver. I put it on and leave it for 15-20min, and I barely itch afterwards. I also love that it’s all natural!

  8. Tara (verified owner)

    This stuff rocks!! I had a nephew who had so many bug bites and I put them on him when he was sleeping over at my house. He is 7 and said this stuff is amazing! That aunt Tara had something that helped him out!! Now that is pretty amazing!

  9. Brenda (verified owner)

    I love how quickly this product relieves the itch after a mosquito bite and how quickly it helps to clear up pimples.

  10. Kassidy Naron

    I have huge mosquito bites on the back of my knees. I’ve been driving myself crazy itching nonstop. This stuff completely took the itchiness away. THIS IS AMAZING!!

  11. Taryn Greenman (verified owner)

    My 5 year old daughter was stung by a bee this afternoon and was screaming in pain, I immediately iced it, and then remembered I had the black drawing salve in my medicine cabinet. It had been about 10 minutes of constant pain by the time i slathered it on and within about 30 seconds she said woah, it doesn’t hurt anymore! Best true review I could possibly give. Even my husband said, “wow, your crazy natural remedies actually work!” Thanks Earthley!

  12. Kristin Brcak (verified owner)

    My son is allergic to mosquito so I try a lot of different all natural solutions. Yesterday he was bitten on the neck several times by a gnat (I didn’t even know gnats bite!) I wiped this on the red areas he kept itching and he immediately stopped itching. Which is great because I dont want it to get infected, and have you ever gotten a 3 year old to stop itching when asked! I love this product and I am so thankful I had it on-hand. Also their bug spray is good too!

  13. Jessica (verified owner)

    Works great. So many uses we even use it on the dog if she gets a tick or bug bite.

  14. Melissa Long (verified owner)

    We won’t ever be without this stuff in our house! It works like a charm for bug bites. I’ve applied it with only one application and my bug bite was gone the next morning. It helps to relieve the discomfort that comes along with bites as well. Its great stuff!

  15. Libby J (verified owner)

    My son was stung by a wasp and was in a lot of pain. We applied this immediately after the sting, let it sit and within seconds he was feeling some relief. After wiping it off, he says the stings are still painful, but not at all what they felt initially. Highly recommend having this on hand for bites/stings. It works well and quick.

  16. Whitney Gealta (verified owner)

    I LOVE THIS STUFF! I have needed this more times than I knew I would. My daughter got bit twice by a spider and after applying this twice, the bites are completely gone. I need to make sure I keep this in my arsenal at all times!

  17. Faith Nevarez (verified owner)

    The day I got this in the mail my son had a bad bite on his inner leg, I put this on before bed and when he woke up it was gone! Since I have used it for an ingrown hair, and a splinter, works like magic. We love this!

  18. Sarena (verified owner)

    I LOVE THIS STUFF! It can be used for everything! My favorite is a face mask. Every once in a while a nice Black Drawing Salve face mask is what your face needs. Big bites, stings, poison ivy, boils, acne, splinters, anything that needs to be drawn out!

  19. Kirsten Elliott (verified owner)

    I love this for a face mask to draw out toxins. When i use this on a bump that has not surfaced it brings the yucky stuff right out, it amazes me everytime! I also use on bites that sting and itch with great results!

  20. Leah Thompson (verified owner)

    This is one of my favorite products! I live in the woods and the bug bites are no joke! This thing works magic on bug bites and I’ve even seen it work on a spider bite! So awesome!!

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