Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is one of many poisonous plants that cause reactions in humans. The particular species commonly known as eastern poison ivy grows across the U.S. along with most parts of Canada and Asia.

Urushiol is a clear liquid that is within the sap of poison ivy – all parts of the plant can contain this oil and are considered poisonous: roots, leaves, flowers, berries, stems and vines.
When this sap comes in contact with the exposed skin of most people is will cause an itching rash.  The scientific name
for the rash is Toxicodendron dermatitis. Urushiol oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and can remain on the surface of the skin, or clothing and other materials, for several weeks or more. In fact, some research has found that urushiol can stay on certain fabrics for up to five years.

Oils & Blends:  Birch, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh, Protective Blend, Peppermint

Also consider: Roman Chamomile, Rose

Suggested protocols:

  • Apply Peppermint with either Frankincense, Myrrh,
    or Protective Blend directly to the area neat (without dilution).
  • Apply a Cool Compress to the Rash
    • 2 Tablespoons Distilled Water
    • 2 Tablespoons Natural Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil (for itch)
    • 3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (antiseptic)
    • 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (soothing menthol)
    • 36 drops of an Emulsifier such as Polysorbate or Solubol (to dispers the Eos in the water. If you doont have an emulsifier shake well the mixture before use)

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