Most soaps contain oils or cold cream, which can actually spread rather than remove urushiol. Because urushiol is sticky and virtually invisible, the key to total removal is the soap. Jewelweed is one of the most effective ingredients against urushiol, and Poison Ivy Soap contains no oils, cold creams, or fragrances.
One of the most recommended ingredients in soap for eliminating urushiol, Native Americans used jewelweed plants to cure everything from poison ivy rashes to stomach cramps.
Poison Ivy Soap is the only soap available today that does not contain harsh or harmful ingredients. Unlike some poison ivy treatments, our soap can be used anywhere you would normally use soap. While it is best to prevent the rash by keeping some Poison Ivy Soap on hand at all times, it is safe to use anywhere you would use regular soap. It is important to keep in mind that there are other "poison ivy" products on the market that, aside from costing far more than our Poison Ivy Soap, can cause extreme irritation due to the chemical ingredients or the manners of directed use of the product.
Granny women of the Ozarks used jewelweed in their soaps for various kinds of allergic reactions on the skin for generations, and we can tell you firsthand that this soap really works!
PHOTO CREDIT jewelweed image courtesy of Cody Hough, college student and photographer in the Michgian area