My littles and husband are so allergic to poison ivy and it is all over our neighborhood. I used to go the Tecnu or Calamine route, but I have found that they don’t really get rid of the problem. It might soothe the itching for a little bit, but when you are miserable and your face is swelling up, that just doesn’t cut it.
I was shopping in one of my favorite Natural Grocery Stores, Ellwood Thompson’s, and got into a discussion with an employee who asked if I would be interested in a homeopathic option to help with poison ivy. Of course! I’m all about using natural remedies whenever possible.
I have used this for both of my kids and my husband and it works every time. Within a day, the symptoms subside, and depending on how bad the rash is, it only takes a couple days for this to make it go away completely.
This was originally intended for joint pain, but for whatever reason, it works with poison ivy (and other skin conditions) too! You can use it preventatively, if you have touched the plant, or you notice a rash coming on. I have found it at Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Amazon too.
I’ve already had to use this this season. Still works!