People love their outdoor activities, whether it be hiking and camping, gardening and landscaping, or just spending a day in the park or by the lake. Unfortunately, the downside to these activities is the possible exposure to the Poison Ivy plant. Let's learn more about how Poison ivy is contracted, spread, and how … This is a case where a picture is not worth a thousands words. You need to hear Maria's story before you can appreciate just how bad her experience with poison ivy was, and understand how very bad it can be. In her own words. And this is the first story we have had about CBD oil being a magic remedy! "The Emergency Room docs asked me if I had rolled in it naked, and that was
CBD Lotion for Poison Ivy Relief
People love their outdoor activities, whether it be hiking and camping, gardening and landscaping, or just spending a day in the park or by the lake. Unfortunately, the downside to these activities is the possible exposure to the Poison Ivy plant. Let’s learn more about how Poison ivy is contracted, spread, and how to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms.
How do you get a Poison Ivy Rash
The Poison Ivy plant contains an oily resin in its sap, stem, roots, and leaves called Urushiol. If you come into physical contact with Urushiol your body will issue an immune response to the toxic plant that may cause redness, blisters, itching, and swelling. The best way to prevent coming in contact with the plant is to wear protective clothing. If you think you may have been exposed to the plant, be sure to wash off affected area immediately. It is also important to wash any clothing, tools, equipment, and even pets if they have been exposed. Typically when affected, a rash will appear with in 12 to 48 hours and last for 2 to 3 weeks.
Why Poison Ivy Causes Itchy Skin
The Urushiol in Poison Ivy causes allergic reactions to the skin. The immune system send white blood cells to destroy the allergen. This exaggerated immune cells response is what will cause skin irritation. It is estimated that 50% to 70% of people are allergic to Urushiol.
Treatments for Poison Ivy
- Prescription- Occasionally, a physician may need to prescribe an oral or topical corticosteroid such as prednisone to help with severe symptoms. If a rash becomes infected, antibiotics may be needed to heal the wounds. Seek medical treatment immediately if you develop a fever while combating a Poison Ivy rash.
- Over the Counter- There are many over the counter options to help treat a Poison Ivy rash. Some of the most popular are Calomine lotion, cortisone cream, and products contain camphor and menthol essential oils.
How can CBD products relieve Poison Ivy Symptoms
CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant. CBD is know for its anti-inflammatory properties which is what makes it such a great remedy for reducing the skin inflammation associated with Poison Ivy. CBD works with the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD binds with various receptors in the ECS to deliver cannabinoids to the appropriate location. CBD is much different than marijuana which is derived from the cannabis plant, and which will induce a psycho-active or high feeling.
Recent studies have suggested that CBD may also have antimicrobial properties, which can be beneficial to harmful bacteria should a skin irritation become infected.
Palm Organix CBD Lotions
Palm Organix has two very powerful topical CBD products to help with skin irritation from Poison Ivy.
- CBD Camphor Blend Lotion – This lotion contains 500mg of CBD blended with camphor and menthol. Camphor and Menthol are both active ingredients that are added to skincare products due to their ability to soothe skin and a relieve itching.
- CBD Salve – This emollient also contains 500mg of CBD and is blended with lavender and eucalyptus essential oils. Lavender and Eucalyptus are ingredients that may provide instant relief to itchy patches of the skin.
All of Palm Organix products are formulated with broad spectrum, THC Free CBD, that is sustainably farmed in the United States. Please note that full spectrum products do contain trace amounts of THC. Additionally, products containing only hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, do not contain any cannabinoids, including CBD.
Relief for Additional Minor Skin Irritations
Palm Organix CBD topical products are also great for soothing all types of skin irritations including Poison Ivy’s close relatives, Poison Sumac and Poison Oak. Additionally CBD oil lotion can also help with pain relief and itching from bug bites, including flying insect bites, flea bites, and mosquito bites.
Topical CBD can be a great everyday body lotion for those with sensitive skin, atopic dermatitis, or to treat dry skin and flaky patches of skin.
How to Order
Palm Organix CBD topicals are available for purchase direct from our website. All orders placed Monday through Friday before 12 pm EST are shipped the same day. Shipping is free on all orders, and every product is backed by a thirty day money back satisfaction guarantee. In addition to CBD creams and topicals, we carry a full line of CBD oils, CBD capsules, gummies, and even pet products. Please reach out to our friendly customer service team with any questions you may have regarding a specific product, dosage, or CBD in general.
Products you may like:
CBD Lotion with Camphor
CBD Skincare Lotion
CBD Lotion and Roll-On Topical Bundle
Poison Ivy can cause a mild to severe allergic reaction to those who come in contact with it. It is best to wear a protective barrier if working or playing in plant filled or wooded areas. Poison Ivy can be contiguous if the Urushiol is spread from person to person, or even object to person. CBD lotions and topicals will not cure a Poison Ivy Rash, but they can be an effective way to treat the symptoms and provide significant improvement to the skin care of the effected area. Daily use of CBD topicals may help with many common skin conditions.
Maria’s Nightmare Rash and CBD Rescue
This is a case where a picture is not worth a thousands words. You need to hear Maria’s story before you can appreciate just how bad her experience with poison ivy was, and understand how very bad it can be. In her own words. And this is the first story we have had about CBD oil being a magic remedy!
“The Emergency Room docs asked me if I had rolled in it naked, and that was only after 2 days of giving me every conceivable diagnostic test, when they finally believed it was just a bad reaction to poison ivy. I overheard a nurse suggesting that perhaps I had flesh eating bacteria.”
“At about 2 weeks after exposure, I burst into blisters and liquid was just pouring out of me everywhere. I couldn’t keep my clothes or sheets dry, and I kept slipping out of my flip flops, when I tried to walk. At the E.R. they had a guy mopping up behind me as I walked thru the lobby.”
“I stopped leaking a few days later after the draining began, but the itching was insane. When I had thought at the 1 week mark that that was my worst experience ever, that was only because I had no idea of how bad it was going to get. People had told me it would go away in a few days or a week tops, but at week 3 it was still getting worse. in every imaginable way and nothing the doctors or home remedies did for me helped.”
“I was disciplined about not scratching, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t want to desperately. The itching and lack of sleep was literally driving me mad. I wanted to pour scalding water on myself, and I fantasized about pouring bleach on my skin and exfoliating with a green scouring pad from Home Depot, or about just scraping the top layer of skin off with a knife.”
“On my 2nd visit to the E.R., after the leaking stopped, large portions of skin started dissolving and leaving large patches of exposed red flesh, I mentioned my fantasies to one of the doctors, and they actually prescribed me a. I don’t know what you call them. crazy people meds? It was something for my mental health, as opposed to something to treat the rash.”
“I’m just sending you partial leg shots, but I had it up my torso and chest and even in my ears. At about 4 and a half weeks, I was left looking like a swollen burn victim and itching so bad that it would make me burst into tears, and I don’t cry easy and can stand a fair amount of suffering. I’ve broken my tail bone in the past and had what my doctor called a Hall of Fame worthy bout of shingles, too, but I’d choose to endure both of those again over enduring another poison ivy rash experience like this one.”
“So at nearing the 5 week mark, I think it was, I sent some pix to a friend who had been out of town during this whole time, and she freaked out. She asked why I hadn’t told her sooner, since she makes medicinal CBD oils. I told her (and she already knew) that I think CBFD oils are a bunch of hocus pocus. But even so, at this point I was willing to try anything. She called a mutual friend to bring me a 16 ounce tub of her CBD oils, and i rubbed it on sparingly, as I was apprehensive due to having had a couple allergic reactions to marijuana, when I tried to smoke and eat it in college. As soon as I put the oil on, however, I could feel a soothing calming reaction. I still itched, but immediately my skin didn’t feel like I had bugs crawling all over me.”
“By the next morning (the photo taken looking down at my legs & feet), the crusty skin had stopped oozing completely and I felt like the tension in my skin had lessened. Up to this point my calves and ankles had been getting wider every day. Within 4-5 days of applying the oil, (generously at this point), all the crust was gone and the swelling had dropped by half. I finally felt like I was on the mend. I still itched really intensely, but no longer had to wear socks on my hands at night, for fear of scratching while I slept.”
“At 12 days after my first CBD application, my legs were still moderately swollen, my ankles still fairly swollen, but I could walk, and the redness in my skin was almost all gone. Anyway. that’s my story. Almost. One more thing: I’m an avid gardener, but I noticed that about a month or so later, when I went to a local nursery, I did not feel comfortable walking near or touching ANY plants. I felt traumatized, like I had PTSD. I left the nursery without purchasing anything, which is unheard of for me. It’s been almost 8 months now, since I hiked through the poison ivy.”
“Emotionally and mentally I’m all better, and there is only the faintest discoloration on a few areas of my legs, to mark the WORST experience of my life ever.”