Poison Ivy Jewelweed Set
As spring leafs out along with the dogwood, the Astilbes, Dicentra, Iris and myriad other garden gems comes the ever-prolific poison ivy. It winds around the bases of the mixture of greens in perennial beds, up the bases of trees and slowly, ever-so-slowly, around a front porch here, a light pole there... One day you can yank it out and feel nary an effect, then suddenly - overnight - it comes to your attention in a swath of raging red, blistery itchiness that those days are forever behind you.
If you've always been allergic to poison ivy, or this is something new, the fact remains not catching it in time after it's brushed against your skin the oils in Poison Ivy will create a horribly uncomfortable situation you never want to repeat.
"Poison oak and ivy rashes are caused by potent urushiol oil. As little as one billionth of a gram of urushiol can irritate sensitive skin, and the oil stays active on unwashed clothes and dead plants for up to five years. If you think you've come into contact with poison ivy or oak, immediately wash your skin and clothes in cold, soapy water." (Nancy Phillips co-author of "The Village Herbalist")
We can Help!
There are a variety of natural herbs and plants that can help your body cope with its wild reaction to the potent urushiol oil.
Among these are:
Jewelweed many people simply pick a branch of the juicy herb, crush it up and apply it to the affected area
French Green Clay will help draw out irritating oils and soothe your itch.
Oatmeal works well for any itchy condition. It soothes irritated skin while also drawing out any remaining toxins
Plantain Leaf is a favorite bite and sting remedy of many herbalists, and for good reason. It stops the itch and pulls the bug's toxins out of your skin
Lemon seems to stop the allergic reaction to bug saliva
Helps with Bug Bites Too Because she's including the plantain and lemon ingredients this soap will also help alleviate the symptoms caused by bug bites. Below is a look at the ingredients being prepared and assembled for this all natural solution for some of summer's most bothersome scourges.
Poison Ivy - Jewelweed Bar Soap - 3.5 oz
All natural soap - made with organic ingredients
Use: Exceptionally well suited for the prevention (wash directly after possible contact with plant oils) and treatment of poison oak, ivy, sumac, nettle stings, bug bites, and heat rash.
Directions: Moisten soap to create a lather and wash face and body. Rinse well. Avoid eyes
Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Jewelweed Infusion (Water and Wildcrafted Jewelweed), Sodium Hydroxide, Essential Oils of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint, Calendula Herbal Oil (Organic Calendula Flowers and Organic Sunflower Oil), Organic Oats, French Green Clay and Plantain Leaf Powder
Poison Ivy - Jewelweed Spray - 2 floz
Use: Exceptionally well suited to soothe the itchy skin from poison oak, ivy, sumac, nettle stings, bug bites, and heat rash.
Directions: Shake well! Spray on affected areas as needed to relieve itching. For best results, use in combination with Sassa Bella Poison Ivy Bar Soap.
Ingredients - Jewelweed Infusion (Water and Organic Wildcrafted Jewelweed), Organic Ethanol Alcohol and Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Lovingly made without the use of, petroleum products, preservatives, parabens, silicones, artificial fragrances, formaldehyde or GMOs.
Made in the USA