Poison Oak home remedies can be made easily with essential oils. The same home remedies for poison oak can also be used for poison ivy. It is actually the exposure to both these plants that creates a rash or allergic contact dermatitis. One usually develops areas that are raised (hive like reaction) or fluid like bumps. Either way it is uncomfortable and itchy situation!
What Essential Oils do we use for Home Remedies for Poison Oak and Poison Ivy?
We want to use oils that have natural anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antipruritic (relieves itching) properties. The oils that contain these properties are:
Additionally, here are some other oils that have been documented to ease and combat these poison ivy and oak:
Harmony oil acts to balance the energies of the body by unblocking the chakras and therefore is often used by those who have allergies. Additionally, it contains many of the single oils that are listed for poison oak home remedies as well.
The oils marked with two asterisks, **, are known to relieve itching due to allergies, insects or dry skin as well.
How do I Apply the Oil?
Dilute the oils 50:50 and apply 4-6 drops to the areas at least two times per day. Apply a cold compress on the area up to twice per day. Do not apply a hot compress!
Is there any Supplement I can take to Relieve Poison Oak?
Not directly; however, taking a supplement that will help with inflammation, supports the immune system and liver can definitively help. For example, Omega Blue contains omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and four essential oils such as lemongrass and clove. These oils have anti-inflammatory properties and support the immune system.
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