Concentrated Poison Ivy Soap
Our concentrated, nontoxic liquid poison ivy soap is made from wild-harvested jewelweed stems, leaves, and flowers extracted in vegetable glycerin and blended with pure castile soap. Use after exposure to poison ivy to prevent or relieve rash.
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), a native North American woodland herb related to the common flowering annual impatiens, is used primarily as a treatment for poison ivy. Some also use it to soothe burns and stings. Folklore has it that jewelweed grows conveniently near poison ivy, but on our mountain we find it growing near nettle—convenient for rubbing on nettle stings.
Apply a few drops to wet skin, lather for a few moments, then rinse well with cool water.
Can safely be used on pets, or rinsed off in a lake or stream.
Conveniently sized for backpack, purse, or any first aid kit.
We like our liquid poison ivy soap best after exposure to poison ivy or oak but before you get the rash—it uses more jewelweed to remove the plant oil that causes itching and rash. If you already have the rash, try our poison ivy bar soap--in addition to jewelweed it has other herbs to support healing: comfrey root, calendula, plantain, and elder leaf.