Amish people have used black healing salve as a natural cure for skin issues years. Nowadays, it has also become increasingly popular throughout the world. Namely, it is used to eliminate toxins as well as any foreign objects from the skin.

It is actually a combination of natural ingredients, such as wax, essential oils, and tar or activated charcoal. In addition, activated charcoal is a powerful natural remedy used to treat minor skin problems because it accelerates the healing process of the skin.


Health Benefits of Black Healing Salve:

This ointment can help in the treatment of all types of minor skin problems, including rashes and burns. Amish people have used it to eliminate toxins and any foreign objects, like metal or wooden splinters from the skin.

Black healing salve is an excellent option to get rid of skin tags and heal boils since it typically draws the pus to the surface, thus accelerating skin healing. Furthermore, it can be also used to remove glass shards and thorns, and treat insect or spider bites and cystic acne.

What’s more, it also offers beneficial effects in the treatment of oak or poison ivy, and ingrown toenails.

Skin Cancer – Black Healing Salve and Black Salve Is Not the Same !!


Skin cancer is a serious condition, and it cannot be treated with this natural remedy- the black healing salve. Use the black healing salve only for minor skin issues. Although you might find on the Internet that you can use the Black salve to treat skin cancer, you should know that these two remedies are not the same.

The black salve is not yet proven as effective and is a controversial solution. The name is for the escharotics i.e. a number of natural corrosive agents.

The main ingredient is the bloodroot, a natural remedy recommended for the treatment of squamous skin cell carcinoma and basal. But take in mind that scientific evidence does not support that.

Make sure not to confuse the one thing with the other. In case you want to get rid of acne, do a research how to do it using black healing salve.

Ingredients of Black Healing Salve

If you want to prepare it at home, you will need the following ingredients:

– 10 drops of calendula oil – Oil that is skin moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and stimulates faster healing of skin
– Half a cup of castor oil –reduces acne, anti-inflammatory, and skin moisturizing
– 3 tsp. of activated charcoal – decreases stinging sensation in case of insect bites or poison ivy, pulls out foreign bodies and toxins from the level of the skin
– 2 tsp. of beeswax –acts as binding agent, improves the overall texture
– Half a cup of coconut oil – anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, stimulates faster healing of the skin, skin moisturizing and also antibacterial
– 3 tsp of bentonite clay – gives the product its non-greasy consistency, similar benefits to activated charcoal



Place the essential oils, activated charcoal and bentonite clay in a large bowl. Mix well the ingredients.

Next, you should melt the beeswax, Afterwards, consider using a double boiler in order to combine it with the calendula oil. However, just place a glass bowl over a pot of hot water, in case you do not have a double boiler, because it offers the same results.

Afterwards, combine the wax with the other ingredients, transfer it into a glass jar and let it cool.

Note: always store in an air-tight glass jar, for the ingredients to maintain the same level of efficiency. Keep the jar away from direct sunlight and use it for several weeks without worries.

Ingredients make the difference between the black healing salve and the controversial version (black salve for skin cancer)

The black healing salve contains only natural ingredients, like activated charcoal, essential oils, and beeswax. It is best to use for minor skin issues.

The black salve that is recommended for skin cancer has a stronger formula, different ingredients, and highly-erosive properties. Most common ingredients are powdered bloodroot and chloride zinc. You can use the difference in ingredients to tell which is which.



Black healing salve has an origin from the Amish community and was a popular remedy within the Amish people, but nowadays is popular all over the world.

We recommend it for acne problems, minor skin issues, pulling out foreign bodies and toxins.

Do not confuse it with Black Salve, that is actually a strong, controversial skin cancer treatment and contains bloodroot and zinc.