Our Jewelweed soap is made with a strong jewelweed tea that we brew ourselves from fresh jewelweed stems and leaves. The stem is juicy and hollow, it is that juice that we are after. Ground oatmeal is included in this soap to help scrub off any dirt and oils from your skin. The juice from the stem and leaves of the plant is used by herbalists as a treatment for poison ivy. We aren't sure how effective this would be as a treatment for poison ivy; so play it safe and use this after a hike through the woods or an afternoon weeding in the yard to clean yourself up before the rash sets in. The poison ivy rash comes from an oil in the poison ivy plant, this would be the perfect soap to wash those oils off with after you were exposed to the plant.
Many different tribes of American Indians used the jewelweed plant to reduce the development of the rash from poison ivy. If you would like to read more about it check out the link here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25543019.