Poison ivy essential oils
How to treat poison ivy
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Of course, I’m not going to discourage my kid from exploring and adventuring—one that’s of the best things about raising a family on this much land—but we do take some measures to minimize the effect poison ivy (and poison oak and poison sumac) has on our lives.
4 natural remedies for poison ivy
Poison ivy is a common plant that can be found in the United States. The oily substance urushiol is found in the leaves, roots, flowers, and stems of poison ivy plants, and it is known to cause allergic reactions in more than 80% of people who come into contact with it. By rubbing up against the plant directly, or by touching shoes, clothes, or other objects that have come into contact with the plant, you will come into contact with urushiol. If you’ve ever come into contact with poison ivy, you know how it can cause a rash and a lot of scratching, which is known as contact dermatitis. The poison ivy rash is not infectious, but it’s always a good idea to be aware of any household products, including clothes, may have come into contact with the weed.
A poison ivy rash may usually be treated at home and does not necessitate a trip to the hospital. Try not to itch the rash, as this will aggravate it and possibly lead to infection. To alleviate scratching, we suggest using a cool compress as soon as possible. There are a variety of over-the-counter options available to alleviate the effects of poison ivy rash, but natural remedies may also be used at home. This is a more cost-effective option that is also safer for your wellbeing.
Treating poison ivy rash with essential oils
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is one of the “poisonous” plants that triggers human reactions. The rash caused by poison ivy is caused by one of the plant’s volatile oils, Urushiol, which is completely colorless and odorless, making it difficult to detect and avoid.
Urushiol oil absorbs rapidly into the skin, where it enters the immune system and causes a histamine response. This reaction becomes very serious in around 15% of people. Urushiol can linger on the skin’s surface, as well as clothing and other materials, for weeks or even months. Those that get a skin rash from poison ivy are also likely to get the same symptoms if they come into contact with poison oak or poison sumac.
In a small bottle, lavender essential oil is first aid. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to disinfect and soothe poison ivy rash. It has a calming effect and immediately relieves a severe itch.
Tea tree essential oil is one of the safest essential oils for treating poison ivy because it is antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal. Before applying some other drug, use it to clean the affected skin.
Natural treatment for eczema, dandruff, dermatitis,psoriasis
Coming into contact with poison ivy can happen almost anywhere, and sometimes when you least expect it, whether you’re hiking through the woods or weeding your front yard. Poison ivy, including poison sumac and poison oak, is a form of plant that produces urushiol, an irritant. When exposed to even a small amount of this material, more than half of the population will break out in an itchy, blistering rash.
Although the easiest way to prevent poison ivy is to stay away from it in the first place, this is not always possible. If you ever develop those dreaded red, itchy bumps on your scalp, there are a few natural remedies you can try at home to soothe your skin and hasten the healing process.
One of the best things about baking soda is that it’s usually found in most kitchens, so if you don’t have any calamine lotion on hand, this could suffice. To make a paste, combine three teaspoons baking soda with one teaspoon water. Then, to help alleviate scratching and irritation, apply it to the affected areas.