Old Fashioned Lye Soap with Jewel Weed (for Poison Ivy)


Old Fashioned Lye Soap with Jewel Weed (for Poison Ivy)

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We are very excited to add a Poison Ivy soap to our product line. This soap includes ingredients with the following beneficial properties:

    • Beef tallow is the primary ingredient, so it more closely mimics old fashioned lye soap recipes. It also includes small amounts of coconut oil for cleansing, olive oil for gentleness, and castor oil for lather.
    • Jewelweed – known for its anti-itch properties, jewelweed is a common ingredient in most poison ivy soaps. Substances in jewelweed may prevent poison ivy oil from penetrating the skin.
    • Plantain – plantain has long been considered by herbalists to be a remedy for inflamed skin, eczema, dermatitis or insect bites.
    • Oatmeal – Oatmeal has been used for centuries to soothe irritated, dry, itchy skin. It has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant chemicals. Oatmeal is also gentle for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
    • Chlorella powder – Though chlorella is often used as a colorant in soap because of the lovely green color it produces, it also is known for reducing redness and inflammation on the skin. It also is thought to restore collagen production of the skin, which can improve skin tone.
      This soap is superfatted at only at 1%, so it effectively cleans poison ivy oils off the skin. Because of that it may be a bit less moisturizing for the skin, but it will clean skin very well. Since the primary purpose of this soap is to reduce skin irritation from poison ivy, the drying effect is a tradeoff. The oatmeal, provides skin soothing properties and a moderate level of exfoliation, which will help to fully remove poison ivy oils from the skin.


Ingredients: Beef tallow, Distilled water, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Sodium hydroxide, Castor oil, Essential oil blend, Jewelweed, Plantain, Oatmeal, Chlorella powder, sodium lactate

Net weight approximately 4 oz.

Using Jewel Weed Soap for Poison Ivy

Allergic reactions from poison ivy, sumac and other poison plants are caused by Urushiol, a sticky lacquer-like substance in the sap of the plants. When this substance is spread, the rash spreads. If this substance is removed, the rash will stop spreading.  Removing the urushiol removes the itch and prevents the rash.

If you wash with the soap before exposure and then shower with it again immediately after, it can help prevent any rash.  After exposure to poison ivy, use the soap exclusively when bathing. Wash your entire body in LUKEWARM water with Jewel Weed Soap; do not use any other soap or body wash. Rinse well.  It can be used at any stage following contact, whether used initially to prevent a rash or even several days into an outbreak.  It is safe for anyone to use, including children, because it is made with all-natural ingredients and does not contain chemicals or harmful ingredients. Poison Ivy soap needs no warning labels. However, as with any soap, avoid contact with the eyes and use externally only.  If you have a rash, wash with the soap, and then rub the lather on the rash like a paste and let it dry.  Repeat that process as necessary until the rash is gone.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 6 × 1 in