Treat Poison Ivy with This Oil Blend

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Healthy Skin
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Along with all the joys of summer come encounters with plants like poison oak and poison ivy. Most doctors and dermatologists will prescribe steroid creams to help treat the pain, swelling, and itchiness that come from contact with these plants. But there is a better solution that's free of side effects. 

White Flower Oil is a Chinese product that originated in Singapore and Penang, Malaysia in the 1920s. It is a blend of the natural oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, wintergreen, and camphor. While claims have been made that it is good for everything from headaches and flu to motion sickness and pimples, I have found it most useful for treating poison ivy and poison oak.

From the strong smell, it becomes obvious rather quickly that this is a potent product. Just apply a couple of drops and rub it gently into the skin lesions. The oils actually have a drying effect, so as soon as the lesions have stopped oozing, you can stop using the White Flower Oil and apply your favorite moisturizing lotion.

Next time you find yourself in this predicament, try this and let me know how it works for you.

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