Poison Ivy Relief
The great outdoors means a greater chance to encounter poisonous plants. “Right after exposure, rinse thoroughly in the shower then cleanse with plain soap and air dry, to avoid spreading the plant oils, advises Gretta Monahan, Salon Owner and Author of Style and the Successful Girl. “Apply white vinegar with a cotton ball to affected area, let sit for 1-2 minutes, then rinse.” Gretta says the vinegar will help reduce itching. She also suggests making a paste and applying.
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon water
Apply to skin as you would a lotion.
Rinse and reapply every few hours for maximum benefit and relief.
You can also soak in a cool to lukewarm bath, adding baking soda to the water for additional soothing.