Having recently moved to California, I have come to know and respect the heinous potential of poison oak. What a powerful and tricky plant! Chemical compounds called urushiols bring the burn in both poison oak and in poison ivy, which after contact, sink into your skin. Washing with soap and water (just water won’t do as the urushiols repel water) as soon as you come in contact with poison oak or ivy is key.
Itch Mud should be applied to the affected area right after it is washed. Leave on until it is dried and then rinse off. The bentonite clay draws out impurities and oils from the skin and the baking soda and salt have a neutralizing effect which helps with the itch. The astringent properties of witch hazel extract tighten the skin and reduce swelling and itch. The essential oil of peppermint cools the skin down and delivers that nice minty tingle to skin that feels like it’s on fire.
Ingredients: Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis spp.)* Bentonite Clay Baking Soda Sea Salt Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha spp.)* Lactobacillus and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract Leucidal Liquid SF *Organic
By: Fat and The Moon