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Treatment of Poison Ivy with Essential Oils

Poison Ivy: 

With exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac comes redness, swelling and unbearable itching, burning pain is sometimes present, too, as are blisters. While essential oils help in the majority of cases, some of the most severe reactions require medical attentions. If the eyes or mucus membranes are involved, or if you have been exposed to smoke caused by burning poison ivy or related plants, seek emergency treatment immediately.

Frankincense- Peppermint Spray: 

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Frankincense and peppermint essential oils combine to take the heat, itching and gain out of poison ivy while promoting healing. Apply this remedy only after you have completely cleansed the area.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle fitted with a spray top, add the water along with the frankincense and peppermint essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the affected area generously; allowing it to dry before dressing.
  3. Repeat this treatment as needed. Shake the bottle before each use.

Lavender-Myrrh Salve: 

Lavender and myrrh essential oils numb the pain poison ivy causes while helping the skin heal faster. If the area is too painful to touch, put the salve in a small spray bottle and mist it on.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle, add the carrier oil along with the lavender and myrrh essential oils and shake well to blend.
  2. Using a cotton pad, apply the blend to the affected area, dabbing rather than wiping.
  3. Repeat this treatment as needed. Shake before each use.
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