Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac Soap
Stop the irritation of poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac naturally! The irritant in these pesky plants - called urushiol - has a natural antidote called the mugwort plant. The mugwort in our Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac Soap chemically binds to the urushiol in and on your skin, allowing it to be washed away. Whether you've just come in contact with poison oak, ivy, or sumac, or you've got an existing rash, simply use the bar to lather up your skin and wash it way for natural relief that really works!
This soap is used by more than 25 firefighting agencies as well as the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and CalFire - not to mention mountain bikers, hikers, kayakers, and trail workers everywhere.
Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac Soap Benefits
- 100% natural and organic
- No sulfates, dyes, or perfumes
- High-quality, full lather soap
- Contains mugwort, a natural antidote to poison oak, ivy, and sumac
- Stops the itch and controls the rash
- Safe and biodegradable
- Packaged in a reusable, recycled case
Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac Soap FAQ
How does it work? Poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac contain a sticky, irritating sap called urushiol that is quickly absorbed into human skin, causing a severe allergic reaction. Fortunately, the mugwort plant is a natural antidote to urushiol that chemically binds to it, allowing you to literally wash it off your skin.
What else is in the soap? A proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients including vegetable glycerin, essential oils, and organic mugwort.
Are there any chemicals in your soap? There are absolutely no chemicals, dyes, perfumes, or sulfites in it.
Do I just use it on the affected area? Our Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac Soap is safe and gentle to use all over the body, on both affected and unaffected areas.
When should I use it? Think of it as your first line of defense. First, be sure to use the soap whenever you believe you have been in contact with poison oak, poison ivy, or poison sumac. Use the bar to lather up your skin, then rinse. The sooner you do, the less likely you are to develop a rash. Second, if you're already suffering from rash and itching, wash with our soap. You'll notice that even the texture, with its bits of mugwort in the creamy base, feels good and soothing. The itching will subside and the rash will diminish and keep from spreading. Third, for the most thorough prevention, we recommend that after working or playing outdoors you use the soap when you shower or bathe. If you were inadvertently exposed to poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac, you'll smash the rash before it can attack.
Can I use the soap before working or playing outdoors, as a preventative? Strictly speaking, no. The soap washes away the effects of exposure. That's why we recommend keeping a bar in your first aid kit, glove box, or backpack, as well as at home to use after any possible exposure.
How long does it take to get relief if I already have a rash? Though each individual reacts differently, this soap will give relief to the itching at most levels. It will also help you keep the rash from spreading, especially in the earliest stages. However, because the effects of poison oak can worsen and become systemic, we encourage you to also seek medical attention.
If I have a rash, how often should I use the soap? As often as necessary to relieve your symptoms. It's a gentle, all natural, organic product. There are no chemicals to harm your skin.
This product is shipped from one of our warehouses in Northern California. Orders placed after 12 p.m. will typically ship the following business day. To see an estimate of our delivery times, click here.
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