Thursday, August 1, 2013

poison ivy predicament part 2

I am pleased to report that my poison ivy rash is healing after only a few days of using the jewelweed salve I made. I do like the one that I made with the coconut oil the best. It smells better and I think simmering it for an hour made the salve stronger. It helps with itching and seems to be drying it up also. I also wash the area with tea tree oil soap before applying the salve. I hope this helps everyone or at least someone out there who is suffering and does not want to use commercial medication on it. I will be making the salve every year because even though while poison ivy is flourishing so is jewelweed and you do not have to make it into a salve to use it. You can just crush up the stems of the jewelweed and apply the juice directly to the area but in the months were there is no jewelweed growing it will be nice to have the salve for other itchy problems.

Update on rabbits, I have added some nesting material for Ms. Kay and Chloe. Yesterday was day 28 so it should not be long now. Most of my rabbits have their babies on day 30 or 31. I cannot wait to be sharing pictures with you of the little sweeties.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!


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  1. Hi, April,
    I had found a jewelweed patch last year, but I went back for several month in a row this year to find it when it was blooming and never did. I wonder if they bush hogged it last fall. Love jewelweed~
    Thank you for this great tip. I love your helpful blog.
    Blessings to you all :)

  2. Thank you for visiting, I am so glad you like it. Hopefully it will come back for you, I love the stuff! Just be careful because they say one of the problems with jewelweed is that it usually grows in the same areas as poison ivy.