is a clear liquid that is within the sap of poison ivy,
poison oak, and the less common poison sumac. When
this sap comes in contact with the exposed skin of most
people is will cause an itching rash. The scientific
name for the rash isToxicodendron dermatitis.
Poison oak is pictured on the left, poison ivy on the
[search helps: toxicodendron
radicans, Rhus toxicodendron, Rhus radicans, contact
dermatitis, allergic phytodermatitis]
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Birch, EucalyptusC, Frankincense, LavenderC, Myrrh,
On Guard, Peppermint
Essential oils based
Roman ChamomileC, RoseC
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Apply Peppermint with either Frankincense, Myrrh, or
On Guard directly to the area neat (without dilution).
If the area is too sensitive to touch use a spray bottle.
At least 3 times per day until the redness and itching are
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Penne - Any
suggestions on how to help someone that's gotten into poison
ivy or poison oak?
Rob - I had a friend that used
Peppermint and On Guard 3 times per day (neat) and after
about the third day, it was all dried up. It normally takes
about 2 weeks.
Jan - I have heard that Myrrh and/or
Peppermint are both very good on poison ivy and poison oak.
John - Frankincense works well as does
Peppermint. Apply neat any time it itches and at least three
MaryAmber - Our
family just returned from a weekend camping trip.
Their was poison ivy everywhere. I am already broke
out and I have our clothing to wash. I am not trying
to be paranoid but I am hoping that someone else has had to
wash clothes with poison ivy oils on them and has some tried
and true tips to help.
Julie Ann - I used Birch and Peppermint
on the poison ivy I got last summer and the results were
dramatic! It dried up before it even got started. I would
think about soaking the clothes in a large tub with those
Birch and Peppermint in them in hot water without touching
them. Then put them in the wash.
Randi - I have
poison ivy areas that are lingering. I've read
Peppermint, Frankincense and On Guard. If the area is a
large area, how do you cover it with oils without using or
wasting a lot?
Kathy – Just put a spray top on the
bottle and spray 1 time over the area. They make spray
tops that fit the oils bottles.