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Activated Charcoal Salve Recipe

Use Activated Charcoal to make a powerful salve to relieve bug bites and stings, and to even draw out splinters.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: activated charcoal, salve
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $10


  • Double boiler
  • 4-ounce container with lid



  • Use a double boiler to melt the beeswax and oils together. Add the remainder of the ingredients together and stir.
  • Pour into a lidded container and let salve cool until it hardens. Keep in a cool, dark place.


When you're ready to use the salve, apply it directly to the skin affected by a bug bite, sting or splinter. Yes, this stuff is still a bit messy so cover with Band-Aid or paper towel. Keep applying salve directly to skin every 12 hours until no longer needed.
If you're vegan, you can use carnauba wax in place of beeswax.