Natural Poison Ivy (Vegan & Gluten Free) Handcrafted Lye Soap

This all Natural Vegan & Gluten free bar weighs 4.4 - 4.6 ounces and contains: Saponified Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Infused with Jewelweed), Distilled Water (Infused with Jewelweed), Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), Unbleached Beeswax, Essential Oil of Ylang-Ylang and Essential Oil of Cinnamon.

Native Americans used the jewelweed plant as an anti-inflammatory and folk medicine. It has been used to heal poison ivy rashes, nettle stings, hives, burns, and even the measles.

The jewelweed plant contains chemicals that have anti-inflammatory and even fungicidal properties. It has been said that it contains the same chemical that is the active ingredient in Preparation H. All of these different chemicals work together in breaking down urushiol oil, the chemical found in poison ivy, poison oak & poison sumac and thus relieve the itch.

It has also been said that Jewelweed has medicinal properties that go beyond healing your everyday itch. Studies have found that Jewelweed contains anticarcinogenic (cancer-preventing) compounds as well.

One of the oldest known medicinal properties of Ylang-Ylang is it's antidepressant property. It has an uplifting effect on mood and induces feelings of joy and hope. It also has Antiseptic properties as it protects your wounds from infections, bacteria, virus and fungus. It is extremely effective in maintaining moisture and oil balance of the skin and keeps the skin looking hydrated, smooth, and young.

Not only is Cinnamon oil a great mosquito repellent, it can be used to treat minor skin problems because it has antibacterial and anti fungal qualities. It can also help ease inflammation and redness making it very effective in the treatment of infections.

Olive oil is a natural skin softener and moisturizer. Beyond that, one of the surprising olive oil benefits is that is acts as a sealant. What this means is olive not only moisturizes and softens, but it helps the skin retain moisture as well. Olive oil benefits the healing of minor scrapes, cuts, and wounds. The skin-softening properties of the oil helps to reduce scar formation and speeds up the fading of scars. The best part is that olive oil does not clog pores so it will not cause a pimple to form.

Do you know what the largest human organ is? It's the skin. As the protector of the body, the skin is the first defensive element against foreign substances entering the body as well as protecting the body from trauma. Remember that your skin is absorbent and porous. It absorbs whatever it comes in contact with, much the same as sticking something in your mouth. Chronic use of chemical laden products can cause the body to store the chemicals in the body fat or even in the brain.

In our busy day-to-day life we often put aside the finer things, like a simple bar of extraordinary soap. But a natural fragrant, creamy, bubbly, soothing handmade bar of soap is a simple pleasure that creates a feeling of relaxation and of being pampered, as well as, supporting a chemical free ecosystem and healthy skin. So Romance yourself or someone you love with my natural cold or hot processed soap, your skin will love you for it.

Custom orders are welcome, especially for weddings, retirement parties, birthdays and so on. These products make a lasting impression and are a personal touch to any occasion.

Thank you for looking, and always take the time to romance yourself or someone you love. ~Kelly

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