It is very random, but we sometimes find poison ivy in our bushes in front of our house. I always kill the pesky plant, but it comes back about every other year or so. I like to keep the ingredients to make this poison ivy paste recipe on hand just in case!
See the recipe below!
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Poison Ivy Paste
* This will keep covered in a jar for about 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
- ¼ cup of Bentonite clay
- 3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 6-10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oils
- 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oils
- 5 drops Colloidal Silver
- 2 tbsp. Aloe Vera Cream (Optional)
In a small bowl add clay and apple cider vinegar, it will fizz just let stand until mixture is stable.
Add Peppermint Lavender and colloidal silver to the clay mix and slowly stir until fully combined.
You can use this mix just as it is this way however for more of a creamy consistency, organic Aloe Vera cream can be added to further calm the infection.
Why this works: The Clay mixture pulls the poison ivy oils from the pores thereby drying up the infection very quickly. Adding the apple cider vinegar and colloidal silver prevents infection. The Peppermint oil acts as a pain reliever and the lavender calms and soothes the skin thereby relieving the itch.
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