Poison Ivy Relief!
We play a game in our home while walking the dog, it’s called “Is that poison ivy?” It sounds silly but poison ivy grows EVERYWHERE here in New England. I swear it mimics the plants it grows near unless you look closely it’s hard to find.
The best way to treat poison ivy is to avoid it (I know, call me Captain Obvious). The only real way to avoid it is to learn to identify it. This website: http://www.poison-ivy.org/ is a great resource for learning to identify the plant. It also has FAQs about the rash and suggestions for controlling the plant.
So know you know what to look for but if you are reading this and have the rash, you are looking for some relief. We are not doctors – nor do we play them on TV. We have though tested, and tried all sorts of products to find relief for our family and this is what we have found to work.
One great product our families have used is Tecnu, made by Tec Labs. This skin cleanser will move the oils from poison ivy and poison oak that cause the rash and itching – and even better – stops it from spreading! Got the itch?
Need relief – Calagel is great – not only for poison ivy but for sunburns and bug bites! It goes on as a thick clear gel and won’t run, it actually clings to your skin – and it doesn’t dry pink! www.TecLabsInc.com offers some great info to help you navigate poison ivy – including how to identify it out in nature with this guide.
Looking for that relief all over? Try Marie’s Original, 100% Natural, Handmade in the USA, poison ivy /oak soap. I got mine through Amazon here. This natural cleanser offers herbal relief for itching as well as reduces swelling. This old school style remedy makes a great gardener’s gift – perfect for Dad for after he’s done with the yard work.