I find that this soap is very effective in removing the poison ivy (urushiol) oil that causes the painful skin irritation and rash. Wash immediately after entering the home from being outside (you have approximately 30 minutes to get the oil off). Urushiol is quickly absorbed into the skin! Leave shoes or boots outside as they may also be contaminated with the plant oil. Launder clothing immediately and take care not to touch/handle it too much because it also could contain the plant oil. You can even transfer the oil to other parts of your body with your fingers or by touching your pets fur if they had been in contact with the plant. Contrary to popular belief, blister oil does not spread the rash. You have to come into contact directly with the plants oil! Another fascinating fact is that the urushiol oil can remain potent for years! If you put away those shoes you were wearing when you contracted poison ivy without cleaning them and pull them out a year later you could again re-contaminate yourself!
I recommend washing with the soap before AND after outdoor activity.
Our bar soap is packaged in a recyclable paperboard box.
Ingredients: Wild Harvested Jewelweed, Organic Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Frankincense and Organic Lavender Essential Oils
Net wt. 4 oz ~ 113 gm