How to Make Your Own Drawing Salve -- a Family Recipe
By Angela Lynn, eHow Member
Drawing salve is specifically made to remove splinters, stings, and several other common conditions such as boils. It can also work adequately to draw out small infections, ingrown toenails, and even acne. These days you can buy a satisfactory drawing salve at your local pharmacy, but making your own allows you to know exactly what your using, can be cheap, and can be helpful when you don't have any store bought salves on hand.
This recipe was around during the great depression when the need for alternatives sparked an age of inventions. I can remember myself as a child using thinly sliced, salted bacon fat applied directly to the wound to draw out splinters and bee stings (which really works most of the time). Another, excellent method used includes the following...
Instructions.Things You'll Need:
1/2 teaspoon of Brown Soap (Octagon or Fels Naptha) found at any local drug or health food store.
1/2 teaspoon of Granulated Sugar
3/4 teaspoon of water
Start by measuring your soap, sugar, and water into the palm of your hand and mix thoroughly. The palm of your hand is used because it is warm and helps mixing.
Then, using the handle of a spoon [or similar item] as a spatula, spread the salve heavily over affected area.
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