Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy
Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy is an herbal product that aims to help in alleviating rashes and other symptoms associated with posing ivy and poison oak. The company behind the product is Ojas Naturals.
Ojas Naturals is a manufacturer and seller of herbal formulations from Vermont. The company is relatively new as it was founded in 2006. The two founders began by producing only one formula, an anti-itch product. Now they have an entire Anti-Itchy line for various skin conditions. Ojas Naturals mainly sells several sprays for skin care and for pets, teas, and tinctures among other. Their products do not seem to have many online reviews. There are nonetheless several positive client testimonials on the Ojas Naturals website.
According to the producer, Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy has such a soothing effect that you will not feel like you have to scratch. The formula contains calendula, that promotes collagen deposition which is important in wound healing, and essential oils which also promote skin tissue regeneration. The product may be used before or after having touched poison oak or ivy. Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy should thus help people who have been in contact with the oil found in these two plants and experience irritations, blisters, redness, swelling and of course itchiness.
Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy Ingredients
Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy includes the following ingredients: Calendula, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dead Sea Salts, Menthol Crystals, Rosehip Seed Oil, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils (Tea Tree, Lavender, Geranium, Niaouli, Roman Chamomile, Blue Chamomile, and Helichrysum), and Grain Alcohol.
Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy contains ingredients that help in skin tissue healing. For instance, one key ingredient from this perspective is calendula. This plant has been used for medicinal purposes since the 12th century. However, there are a limited number of clinical trials on humans. It is considered a remedy for digestive disorders, skin conditions, and menstrual cramps. It has a high level of flavonoids, which are chemical compounds with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial properties. As a result calendula is effective in soothing rashes, bruises, eczema, burns, and skin infections. The herb is considered safe although it does interact with some drugs (for diabetes, high blood pressure, and sedatives). Calendula is not recommended for couples trying to conceive.
The product also contains apple cider vinegar which is effective in treating rashes, based on anecdotal use. It is used as a home remedy against symptoms caused by poison ivy. Apple cider vinegar has not been extensively researched by scientists however.
The formula’s effectiveness and side effects have not been studied by the FDA, therefore the quality and safety of Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy cannot be guaranteed. The producer does not mention side effects on its website. Further, it does not provide details on the daily recommended dose. The product is sold in bottles of 1, 2 and 4 ounces. The price per ounce depends on the bottle size.
- The average cost per ounce of $8.75 (4 oz bottle), $10(2 oz) and $13 (1oz) on the producer–s site, which recommends it as a moderately priced product
- Shipping charges are affordable
- Lavender and tea tree essential oils found in the formulation may interfere with some hormones
- The product cannot be found in local stores in all the fifty states
Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy is recommended for treating rashes and other symptoms associated with poison oak and poison ivy. It has some positive consumer reviews, although they are not so many and are primarily on the manufacturer’s website. Therefore caution is required as they might simply represent a marketing tool. The key herbs and the essential oils in the formula have a long use in traditional medicine, so the list of ingredients should back up the product’s effectiveness. Some people experience allergic reactions to essential oils, therefore you should first try Poison Oak-Ivy Remedy on a small skin section.