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How to Make Black Amish Drawing Salve


  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons calendula-infused olive oil I add a little plantain in mine for its added healing benefit
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera oil or juice
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons activated charcoal powdered
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
  • 2 teaspoons shea butter
  • 20 drops essential oils optional, recommended oils: frankincense, tea tree, lavender, clove, and eucalyptus


  • Put the coconut oil and the shea butter into a double boiler, or a glass measuring cup (or similar heat resistant container like a Mason jar) in a cook pot filled with 2 to 4 inches of water.
    coconut oil
  • Heat the mixture at a simmer to melt the oil, beeswax, and the butter. Stir consistently and watch carefully because it will melt rather quickly and can easily become scorched.
    stirring the beeswax mixture
  • Pour in the calendula infused olive oil and stir well.
    adding calendula oil
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Sprinkle in the bentonite clay.
  • Stir to combine thoroughly.
    mixture in double boiler
  • Add in the vitamin E, aloe vera, and activated charcoal.
    aleo vera gel and vitamin e
  • Stir again to make sure all of the ingredients are combined into the black Amish drawing salve mixture.
  • Drop in any essential oils you have chosen to use now and stir once more to combine all of the ingredients.
    eucalyptus and lavender essential oils
  • Pour the hot black Amish drawing salve into a single or many small containers with a firm fitting lid and allow it to cool completely so it hardens.
  • Stir the black Amish drawing salve in a cool dry place until ready to use.
    amish black salve on finger