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Homemade Poison Ivy Paste

by Tiffany in Essential Oils

DIY poison ivy paste

In many areas of the country poison ivy is a part of life, especially when you live and work outdoors so much. While I personally find it to be just itchy and annoying my husband is allergic and a little poison ivy for him can turn very bad if we don’t take steps immediately to heal it up fast to prevent infection. This poison ivy paste can be made in minutes and it can be kept on hand during the late spring and summer months when this devious plant abounds. This is handy when your husband makes a living climbing telephone poles covered in the stuff!

Homemade Poison Ivy Paste

* This will keep covered in a jar for about 2-3 weeks in the fridge.


¼ Cup of bentonite clay
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
6-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
3-5 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops colloidal silver
2 tbsp aloe vera cream (Optional)

poison ivy ingredients


In a small bowl add clay and apple cider vinegar, it will fizz just let stand until mixture is stable. Add Peppermint Lavender and colloidal silver to the clay mix and slowly stir until fully combined.

You can use this mix just as it is this way however for more of a creamy consistency organic aloe vera cream can be added and it also helps greatly with discomfort from poison ivy.

making poison ivy paste

Why this works: The Clay mixture pulls the poison ivy oils from the pores thereby drying it up very quickly. Adding the apple cider vinegar and colloidal silver prevents infection. The peppermint oil helps with discomfort and the lavender calms and soothes itchy skin.

homemade poison ivy paste

  • Karen Presley Dawkins

    My husband is highly allergic to poison ivy. This is great information — better than the pink stuff!

  • This helps! I have the vinegar and the Aztec Secret at home! I actually make masks with them, poison ivy aside, to make my skin look young. And I had poison ivy on my nose last year (!!!) and was looking for a good remedy.

  • We don’t have poison ivy here but this would be handy to make and bring with us when we go to the mountains. I know that there is poison ivy there.

  • Pam

    My son in law actually has a poison ivy rash right now from when he went fishing and accidentally got in some. I bet this would really help.

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    Great tip. We live out in the country and my oldest daughter seems to find poison ivy any time she goes for a run through the woods.

  • Ashley Sparks Mullins

    I’ll be sharing this with my brother. He gets poison ivy so easily. Thanks for the info.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    This is great. I’m all for easy, natural solutions – and hope I’ll never need it!

  • ckrusch

    I need to save your recipe and show it to hubby! He often goes fishing and needs it! Thanks!

  • OH wow, this is fantastic and so great to have on hand now that we’re moving into summer. Thank you!

  • Tatanisha Worthey

    This is great, thank you. I’m sure w/ the camping we will do this summer, we may need this recipe– and I love homemade things vs a lot of other products with chemicals in it.

  • Amanda

    I am totally making this ASAP to have on hand. I’m working to get rid of the poison ivy trying to invade our space. Luckily no one has gotten any itches from it, but I should be prepared!