home remedies


Question by  tynett (23)

Is tea tree oil a good home remedy for poison ivy?


Answer by  Anonymous

Yes! I am so allergic to poison ivy that in the past I have always had to go to a doctor for prescription strength corticosteroid creams. Then I discovered tea tree. Apply full strength several times daily and the rash heals without spreading or weeping.


Answer by  Shelley70 (285)

It is a good remedy. It helps by reducing inflamation, itching, and swelling for poison ivy. You can mix one teaspoon tea tree oil with 1/8 cup almond oil. Wash affected area with soap and water, then blot dry with towel. You can then apply mixture of tea tree and almond oils with a cotton ball.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes, tea tree oil has a number of uses. It can be used to basically reduce swelling, ease the itchiness of the skin.


Answer by  Amber66 (59)

Tea tree oil is an excellent natural treatment for Poison Ivy. Apply to the affected area only after cleaning the rash with soap and water. It helps stops the itching.


Answer by  Merzkiyi (604)

Yes, combine one teaspoon of it with 2 tablespoons of apricot kernel oil or a similar cold-pressed oil to dilute it. Apply with a cotton ball. Be careful, as some people are allergic to tea tree oil.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

Tea tree oil is excellent for poison ivy IF you are not allergic to the oil. You must test the tea tree oil for sensitivity first.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

Yes it is and it works well. It helps put a stop yo the itching as well as helps the blisters heal. You can apply it to the irritated area several times a day as needed.


Answer by  Liew (60)

Yes. It is very effective. It relieves the itches and redness. The disapperance of the redness almost instantly. It is easily available as it is available over the counter. It just have to be diluted with water and applied directly to the affected area. Just leave the oil there and it will heal.


Answer by  Melissa76 (282)

It is wonderful for poison ivy, for it will dry it out. You can either use tea tree oil full strength or dulute it to a 50/50 mix with water.


Answer by  Olive (1195)

It is! Tea tree oil reduces itchiness. Apply the tea tree oil with a Q tip. You can also combine it with baking soda, too. After applying, cover the area with gauze.


Answer by  rajanonline (30)

Yes tea tree oil a good home remedy for poison ivy


Answer by  Baobao (1273)

I am not sure whether it is good for plants,but it does have many good aspects for people such as improving immune system,resisting bacteria and reducing acne mark.


Answer by  Anonymous

Zim's Max-Freeze Gel works REALLY well also (has tea tree oil in it). It is meant for muscle/joint pain, but helped me a lot with poison ivy/oak/sumac.

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