Time is of the essence! Quickly wash the oils off your skin within 20 minutes with soap and cool water, and you should be fine. If soap is unavailable, water alone may do the trick. Using cool water keeps your pores closed and prevents the oil from attaching itself to your skin.
Everyone carries water with them on hikes. Why not a small vial of grease-cutting soap as well? If you waited too long and you’re already itching like crazy, spray with Ivy Itch ReLeaf®. Its three key ingredients—Jewel Weed, Grindelia and Plantain—are extracted while fresh and succulent for maximum effectiveness.