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The Plants, the Cause, the Problems, the Treatments

Poison Ivy Poison Oak Poison Sumac

How To Use Poison Ivy Soap:

After exposure to Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac wash your entire body with Poison Ivy Soap.  Do not use any other soap or body wash. 
Rinse well with water.
Do not prewash; use after exposure.

 If You Have the Rash:
Follow the same instructions as above.

 Recontamination:
The invisible oil from the poison plants, Urushiol, can stick to almost any surface.

Anything is touches or you touch can restart the rash and itch.  

How Does Poison Ivy Soap Work?
This pure soap is made with animal oil, spring water and the herb Jewelweed.
Most commercial soaps are made with plant oils.
Plant oils will not remove other plant oils.

When Can Poison Ivy Soap Be Used?
Any time after exposure, or after the rash starts.  

Who Can Use Poison Ivy Soap?
Anyone can use the soap, including children, expectant mothers, diabetics, the elderly, and people who are HIV positive.

 How Safe is Poison Ivy Soap?
Made with all natural ingredients, our soap needs no warning labels.

As with any soap, do not eat the soap, and keep away from eyes.

Poison Ivy Poison Oak Poison Sumac

Leaves of three, let it be! Poison Ivy can grow in the form of vines that climb fences or exterior walls, or shrubs that can grow up to four feet tall.  Often, it is the smaller over-looked plants that cause people the most trouble.  Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac can each be found wild throughout most of Northern America, as well as parts of Europe and Asia. Of the three, Poison Ivy is by far the most common.

Although it looks very much like Poison Ivy, Poison Oak is found is in less places than Poison Ivy and tends to grow more often in bushes, whereas Poison Ivy often grows in vines or stalks. Both plants turn red in late summer and fall, and both plants grow berries that are eaten by as many as 50 or more different species of birds.

The main difference between Poison Sumac and its relatives is that Poison Sumac has 7 to 13 leaves on each stem. As the picture here indicates, it can also grow something resembling a flower, making it harder to keep curious children away.

What causes these plants to be poisonous?
      Allergic reactions to these plants are actually caused by Urushiol, a sticky lacquer-like substance found in the sap of the plants.  Urushiol is extremely toxic. To put it even simply, 500 people could get a rash from the amount of Urushiol that would cover the head of a pin. Because the Urushiol is a sticky substance, it can stick to any surface it touches. It is important to properly and immediately clean anything that could have come in contact with it. This includes clothing, gloves, shoes, lawn and sports equipment, and even animal fur (such as pets).

What is Jewelweed?
      Jewelweed has been known for centuries for its natural ability to remove Urushiol and soothe skin irritations.  It is a wild plant that grows in damp, shaded areas.  Because of its unique healing properties, those who can identify the plant often will not tell others where to find it, protecting their own supply. It is the most recommended natural ingredient for completely removing Urushiol.

If You Think You've Been Exposed

      If you have come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, place exposed clothing into the washer before showering. Normal laundry detergent may remove the residue from clothing. However, for those with extreme allergies, rub a bar of Poison Ivy Soap across a cheese grater (don't use it for cheese after this) and put the soap flakes into the washing machine with the contaminated clothes. Remember not to touch your towel until after your shower. The ingredients in our Poison Ivy Soap are safe enough for preventative daily use.
      Within an hour of your first shower with Poison Ivy Soap you should feel some relief from the itching. Over night a majority of the itching should be gone, but it will take three to five days for the rash to dry.  Use only Poison Ivy Soap for three nights in a shower, not a bath.
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