Even poison ivy puts on a coat of many colors in the cool of Autumn, but BEWARE…it still has the urishol oil and can give you a nasty rash. In our area, some poison ivy is so established, it almost mimics the look of the host tree it climbs on and seems to develop a bark.
I am one of those who does not develop a rash from the oil. But…I’ve also read that this tendency can change overnight, so I avoid all contact with the vines. Fels Naptha soap is one of the best remedies for removing the urishol oil from your skin.
I love Fels Naptha soap. I use it as a stain treatment too. I spray the spot with clear water, and then rub the Fels Naptha soap into the stain. Almost every spot comes out when treated this way. I also appreciate the fact that I am not inhaling caustic chemicals when I avoid the typical spray stain removers.
Fels Naptha can be difficult to find, but I was lucky enough to find it in my grocery store. If it is not available in your area you can order it from the internet. Check out the link below: