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How do you make a drawing salve?

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To make an Amish black drawing salve, start by finely powdering a tablespoon each of comfrey, calendula and plantain, according to Wellness Mama. Place this herbal powder in a small jar, and cover it with 1/2 cup olive oil. Leave the powder in the jar for a few weeks, shaking daily.

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After a few weeks of shaking the mixture daily, strain it through a cheesecloth, explains Wellness Mama. Combine that with 2 teaspoons shea butter, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons beeswax, 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil and 1 tablespoon honey in a glass jar. Place the jar in a small pan of water, and simmer. Stir the mixture until the ingredients liquefy, and then remove it from the heat. Add 2 tablespoons activated charcoal, 2 tablespoons kaolin clay and 20 or more drops of lavender essential oil, and mix well. Pour this mixture into small jars, and let it sit for a few hours until it hardens.

Once hardened, apply the mixture generously to a freshly cleaned wound or splinter. Cover with a gauze or band-aid. Let the bandage remain for a few hours or overnight. This allows the salve to harden and draw out the infection or object, purports Wellness Mama.

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