Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy – Works on bug bites, stings & rashes, too!
This past weekend I got poison ivy for the first time in my life! Ugh! I was SO itchy, red and uncomfortable and I just needed some relief.
I initially tried a few different natural poison ivy remedies, but nothing was giving me the relief that I needed.
So I reached for my 2, all-time favorite, natural remedies: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Bentonite Clay. I’ve used this powerful combination for years as a weekly deep cleaning face mask (best face mask ever!!!) and also as a remedy for bug bites, bee stings, rashes and wounds and it always works so immediate and so well. I thought it made sense that it would work well for poison ivy, too.
And wow, was I right about that! It immediately took away the itch and completely healed my poison ivy in 3 days. That’s super fast considering most poison ivy rashes generally stick around for about 12 days. I was so impressed!
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Bentonite Clay and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – A Powerful Combination
Bentonite Clay is made up of over 50 minerals from the earth and it has the unique ability to pull toxins, impurities and poisons from underneath the skin. How cool is that?! It’s able to draw out the toxins that are causing the itch and it also accelerates healing by bringing nutrients and extra blood flow to the infected areas. I love this stuff! Bentonite clay is sometimes called Green Clay or Healing Clay. I buy THIS Bentonite Clay – it’s a really good, high quality brand.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar breaks down the oil and promotes healing. Make sure you get the kind with “the mother,” as that is the kind with all the medicinal properties. I use THIS. You can usually find it at most health stores and grocery stores, often in the organic aisle.
I hope I don’t get poison ivy ever again, but if I do, I know exactly what I’m reaching for!
Do you have any tried and true poison ivy relief remedies? Or even better, do you know of anything to prevent poison ivy from happening in the first place? I want to know what you use! Leave me a comment and tell me 🙂
Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy Recipe:
- Mix together the apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay using non-metal utensils until it forms a smooth paste.
- Spread the paste onto infected area(s) and let dry for 10-15 minutes. You'll feel a pulsing and tightening sensation as it dries.
- Rinse off with a warm washcloth. The area with the paste will probably be red after you wash it off - that is normal (and a good thing!) and the redness will subside in 30 minutes to an hour.
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