If you've ever had poison ivy, you know it's something that calls for immediate relief.
Poison ivy can make you miserable. And, for some people, it can even lead to a strong allergic reaction that requires medical attention.
But for most people, it's the red and sometimes blistered rash, along with intense itching, that makes poison ivy so unbearable.
So, watch out for those three leaflet plants with the greenish-white flowers and berries. It would be good to know how to identify and stay away from poison oak and poison sumac, too.
People in need of a poison ivy remedy will often follow a common course.
There are a number of oils that people have used when it comes to soothing a case of poison ivy. These oils include peppermint, wintergreen, Thieves, Purification, Melrose, PanAway, chamomile, and lemongrass.
When one of our sons got poison ivy – which was really bad – he tried a number of these oils. Finally, it seems that the Thieves oil worked best. The Thieves that comes in the form of a waterless hand purifier seemed especially soothing.
Since an allergic reaction is involved with poison ivy, our son also took lavender capsules -- twice a day for three days – and this helped to support his overall immune system.
When another son of ours got poison ivy, he didn't get hit quite so hard, and Thieves oil with peppermint layered on top was very effective subduing his rash and soothing the itching.
Since different oils affect people differently, it's good to try various oils in any circumstance you might find yourself in to see which oils support you the best.