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Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy

Author: Dr. Larita
September 6, 2016

poison ivyMy husband loves to work in the yard but he is extremely allergic to poison ivy and we always seem to have some hidden in bushes out there.  This weekend, the weed eater broke and he repaired it, but he tinkered with it sans gloves and ended up with another poison ivy rash. If you have ever had poison ivy, you know how miserable the itch can be. We have  a natural remedy for his poison ivy that actually dries the rash quickly and soothes the itch.

Ingredients:
  • hot water in the bathtub
  • 1/2 cup Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, with the mother
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil (for itch)
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil (antiseptic)
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil (soothing menthol)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
Directions:
Mix everything except the baking soda together in the tub water, making sure the salt dissolves.  Lay in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes splashing the mixture onto the affected areas as needed. When you get out of the tub, make a paste with the baking soda by adding a few drops of water and rub this mixture onto the affected areas.


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