Auntie Ivy's Poison Ivy Soap contains the simplest of ingredients: lye, high-quality vegetable oils, plant extracts, and clay.
There are no added fragrances or colorants, just the old-fashioned smell of homemade soap, and the natural clay colors of the earth.
These plant extracts and clay have been used for generations to soothe and heal the poison rash.
Because this is a super-fat soap (containing more fats than are necessary in the saponification process), it is luxuriously moisturizing, with an excellent lather. It can be used as an old-fashioned garden soap, a pretty guest soap, a kitchen sink soap, a baby soap...
Or, it can be used on poison ivy rashes at any stage.*
"I get poison ivy all year round and this is the ONLY product I’ve ever tried that really works. period. I don't use anything else! I love that it is all natural, gentle, and lovely to look at on my sink and in my shower. I recommend it highly!"
— Marianne, educator
We recommend soaping up, rinsing, then lathering again, and letting it sit. We think that the clays -- which are said to be effective at pulling toxins out of the skin -- draw the oils out from within the epidermis. After a few minutes, rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Repeat as needed. We find three applications throughout the day are a good idea.
(*FDA regulations prohibit us from making claims about a soap that has not been tested as a medicine.)
" Auntie Ivy's soap: It works. I just came back from a walk in the woods and, having realized I accidentally walked right through some poison ivy with shorts on and no socks, I washed off with Auntie Ivy's right away. After multiple summers where it's saved me time after time, I know I'll be fine. If you work or play outside, you need to have this stuff in your house. "
Auntie Ivy’s Poison Ivy Soap is an all-natural hand-crafted soap that contains herbs and clays used for generations to heal and soothe the poison rash.
Its base consists of high-quality vegetable oils (coconut, olive, palm, and castor), and lye. Additionally, it contains extracts and infusions of various herbs known to heal or soothe poison ivy rashes, and a blend of clays to bind to the oils and pull it out from the epidermis.
I pick and prepare some of the herbs myself on my farm; others are bought from small US-based soap-making companies. There is no added fragrance or color.
My customers tell me that this combination of herbs and clays works better on their poison ivy rashes than anything they have ever tried.