You can get a poison ivy rash not just from touching it, but also from touching something that has touched it, like your clothes or your dog. You normally get it from
touching the leaves, but yanking the vine out by the roots will likely give you a rash. If you are exposed, rinse with lots of cold water - like a garden hose. Hot water will
open your pores and let the oil in.
The proper blend of essential oils can bring fast relief once a rash has started. For example, tea tree, derived from the Australian tea tree, soothes the itch of poison ivy.
Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory, and a rash is an inflammation. Next, Peppermint may seem an unlikely essential oil to use, but the menthol it contains relieves the painful burning and itching that accompany the rash. Lavender is considered the most versatile of all essential oils. Lavender is ideal for skin care, since it prevents the build up of excess sebum, a skin
oil. Our Poison Ivy Relief Blend contains these and other essential oils to provide fast relief from itching and inflammation.
[Always consult your doctor for serious rashes]