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Bobby Dill

For poison oak or poison ivy use plain table salt. Just wet the infected area and rub it with table salt for fast relief and to stop the spread. Use again if itching doesn't stop after the first application. Usually stops it cold and also stops the spread. I have been using it for over 40 years with much success... It was told me by my Grandmother who had used it for many years.

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Ok that whole salt thing totally worked it took like 4 or 5 applications but other than that it worked miracles!!!


First application worked wonders, will see if it does the job. THANKS


I have always had a major problem with poison oak in the spring and summer times. The salt did the trick! After the salt crystalized and turned white around the rash, I dusted the salt off and sprayed a bit of hairspray on my finger and rubbed it on there. No itching or anything. It was gone within 2 days of rash appearing!!


i loved the salt so far it has worked miracles its cheap,handy,and most of all it works


I just tried the salt remedy...don't know if it will work yet...but we'll see. I dunno though, ya'll must be masochists or something, because that stuff HURTS! Have you ever hear of rubbing a lil salt on the wound? Well that's what you're basically doing!

I do have to say though, that right now, for the most part, the itching has gone away...yaaay!


Re poison ivy and salt. MY wife suffers from this malaise often and the problem lasts for weeks. So I read about the salt, she tried, and is FOREVER GRATEFUL to this site because it knocked it COLD !! Thanks folks

Sharon Ellis

I highly recommend using Ebson Salts on both Poison Ivy and Poison Oak. IT WORKS !! I contracted Poison 'Itch' (Not sure if it was ivy or oak) three years in a row while clearing a forest in front of my home. I tried every lotion and cream available over the counter and nothing worked. The third year I came in contact with poison 'itch' I had it on my arms, legs, torso and feet. FINALLY, someone suggested I use Ebson Salt. So I laid in the bathtub without any water in it and poured the course salt liberally and directly onto all areas infected with the poison oil. Immediately the salt began to absorb the oil but at the same time it burned and itched 10 times worse than prior to applying the salt. I grit my teeth and bared it as long as I could (which is recommended) then immediately washed the salt off with soap and water. Amazingly, as soon as I washed the salt off I no longer itched. The next day I could see a noticable improvement and my poison 'itch' began to fade. I never had to reapply the Ebson Salt either. The salt absorbs the poison 'itch' oils which is how it is spread. Yes it really works !!


Yessss, I am that Wife that tried the salt -MYYYYY GOODNESS -it worked ...!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH ! Many (((((((HUGS)))))

The Itchy wife !


I came in contact with a typr of poison ivy called a creeper. Had no idea what it was. Assumed it was a weed.Didn't know until i broke out in a terrible rash all over my face and neck and a few other places. I used the salt remedy even on my face and i swear to god within minutes i felt great. After i let the salt crystalize on my face, i brushed it off and washed the rest of it off with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. I may look like the elephant woman by tomorrow morning but i feel great!!

joe from pa

im just trying this now i think its working at least i hope it does thanks!

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