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Drawing salves have been used successfully for thousands of years on bee stings, splinters, and wounds. They're a summertime staple that everyone should have in their medicine cabinet!

Simply put, most of the ingredients are probably already in your cupboards or even your own backyard.

Native Americans used pine resin in poultices and salves to help draw out splinters and other toxins, seal and protect wounds, and increase circulation to injured areas of the body. It is still used in first aid applications for these same purposes today all around the globe.

Calendula can be used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and bruises.

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