Black Drawing Salve Stick

(181 customer reviews)


Bug bites, stings, rashes, poison ivy, acne, splinters, and more are just part of life.  Luckily, we don’t have to suffer!  We formulated our Black Drawing Salve as a solution. 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 heal faster!

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

Looking for other summer products?  Try Sun Soothe (for sunburns), Sun Shield (to protect skin at a cellular level), Pest Aside (to repel bugs), Mineral Deodorant (to smell fresh), Black Drawing Salve (for poison ivy or bites/stings), or Arnica (for sore muscles, bumps and bruises).

Not sure if it’s the right fit for you?  Keep scrolling for an FAQ, or ask on our LIVE chat from 8 AM – 10 PM EST (yes, they are real people here to help, not AI!).

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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, healed 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 


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.

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.

Our Brand Promises:

  • Vegan
  • Allergy-friendly (no gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish)
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • MTHFR-safe
  • Non-GMO
  • Made in the USA
  • Whole food promise
  • Family-owned 

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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]



Complete ingredients:

  • Castor oil*
  • Extra virgin olive oil*
  • Activated charcoal
  • Bentonite clay
  • Candelilla wax
  • Lavender essential oil

*Certified organic ingredients


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.


181 reviews for Black Drawing Salve Stick

  1. Ramona Vincent (verified owner)

    A lot of people swear by this stuff but unfortunately this did not work for me. I get severe allergic reactions to bites and did not experience the “drawing out” effect I was hoping for or any more relief than I could get from my current products. Additionally, if this is your first time using this type of product, be aware that it makes a big black mess everywhere and is hard to clean up afterwards. If it had worked like I had hoped I would have tolerated the mess. On the positive side (especially if it does work with your body chemistry) it is inexpensive and very conveniently packaged!

  2. Ashley Hankins (verified owner)

    This is amazing stuff. Really helps for insect bites – completely removes the itch and/or sting! We’ve also used it on poison ivy. A word of warning – it is extremely difficult to get the black stain off of skin. Takes lots of vigorous scrubbing!

  3. Tiffany (verified owner)

    A must for my mosquito magnets boys. They know to quickly grab this so we can apply it. We have seen great improvement with the itching when using this product.

  4. Sarah (verified owner)

    Messy, but works well!

  5. Sharon Arnold (verified owner)

    I like this salve, I think I really draws out toxins from mosquito bites. I don’t like the black marks on mine skin. Gets all over things.

  6. Alison (verified owner)

    Moms, you need this! This little stick has been SO helpful for relieving itchy/stingy bug bites! My daughter is especially sensitive to bug bites. Once we even ended up in the ER due to a very swollen mosquito bite. I have tried just about everything to help her and I am so excited we tried this because FINALLY we have found something that actually significantly relieves the itching or stinging! Hurray! We have used it all summer long for 5 people and it has helped each one of us (and there’s still plenty left!)

  7. Carrie (verified owner)

    Black Drawing Salve is a must have! My house will never be without one! I have used this on bug bites, painful pimples, ingrown hairs, slivers and also on infections left behind by slivers. This draws it all out!

  8. Cynthia (verified owner)

    An absolute must have product for bug bites, rashes, acne and any skin irritations. A little goes a long way so it’s very economical. Another great Earthley product 🙂

  9. Rebecca Sharp (verified owner)

    We love this. It really works. It’s a bit messy, but its worth it. A must have!

  10. Holly Ling

    This was our go-to for summer bug bites! I loved the convenience of a stick.

  11. Karly B (verified owner)

    I had a wasp hanging out in my room, I’m not a big killer of insects if I can help it, so I was going to finish watering my plants and then catch the dude and let him back outside. Well he decided to sting me before I could catch him. After a long yelp…ok more of a scream full of expletives that was so loud I thought my neighbors heard me, I ran to grab my black drawing salve. I put it on and within a minute or two the pain was gone! This stuff is fabulous and I’ll always keep a tube of it in my medicine cabinet and camper. Needless to say, the wasp is now dead. Thanks Earthley for making great products that I can trust and that actually work!

  12. Jenna (verified owner)

    The drawing salve worked immediately eliminating the itch when my son got bitten by ants. It does however stain clothing so be cautious of that.

  13. Lauren (verified owner)

    Really helpful for itchy mosquito bites! My kids get giant welts from mosquitos unfortunately and my little one said the itching was quickly relieved after we applied this! Helped when I had a spider bite also!

  14. Mary (verified owner)

    My husband and I LOVE this! It helps to stop the itches of mosquito bites as well as reduces the redness and inflammation. I’m taking this to every outdoor activity this summer!

  15. Renee Shoaf (verified owner)

    Black salve for the win! This stuff is great. It has become our go to for itchy bites, even helped with a bee sting! I have one in the house and camper!

  16. Sarah Wilkins (verified owner)

    This stuff is magic! When my son gets bitten by mosquitoes (he’s like candy to them!) his bug bites get hot and red and swollen and huge. After one MAYBE two applications of the black drawing salve, the swelling and heat is gone and he’s not complaining about the itch.

  17. Alyse Phillips (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing. We have used this so many times, but most recently my husband was stung 5 times by yellow jackets. He was in terrible pain. I applied the salve to each place and after 10-15 minutes the pain, swelling, and redness was gone! After removing the black drawing salve I applied the All Purpose Ointment and by the time we went to bed you couldn’t tell anything had happened.

  18. BK Petersen (verified owner)

    Me and my young son react very poorly to mosquito bites, and we have absolutely loved this product for after we’ve gotten bit. It takes away the itching sensation very quickly, the application is smooth, and it smells amazing, which was an added bonus! My toddler now brings the salve to me when he’s itchy from a bite, and let’s me apply it with no fussing. I do recommend gently wiping off after 15 minutes, as it does have a tendency to stain the skin temporarily!

  19. Aileen Barker (verified owner)

    Used this on some INTENSE bug bites recently. They did help take some of the itch away, but I was still SO itchy. I think it would work well on normal bug bites and am excited to try it out a little more. It is a bit hard to rinse off, which is part of the directions and a good idea because it’ll leave black marks on your furniture and clothes.

  20. Chantal McDougal

    I am SOO glad I decided to try this! The bug bites this summer have been so much worse than ever before and my kids and I both notice the itch stops right away and the bites heal so much faster!

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