Poison ivy, oak, and sumac rashes are painful, sore, oozy, red, and itchy. They can cause the skin to blister and become infected when they are not taken care of properly. One of the best ways to care for a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash is by soaking in a homemade chamomile oatmeal bath soak that can cleanse, heal and dry out the rash properly while relieving the pain, soreness, oozing, and itching.
The natural ingredients you will need to make the homemade chamomile oatmeal bath are 3 cups of dried chamomile flowers, 3 cups of ground oatmeal, 1 cup of baking soda, 2 cups of buttermilk powder, and 30 drops of tea tree oil. You can find all these natural ingredients in your local health food and grocery store if you do not have them in your kitchen.
Skin Soothing Benefits
The reason chamomile and oatmeal is used to make this bath soak is because dried chamomile flowers help cleanse the rash while relieving any inflammation, and the reason oatmeal is used is because it can soothe and dry out the rash while relieving the itching. The baking soda in this soak helps relieve the oozing of the rash while the buttermilk powder and tea tree oil in this soak help condition, cleanse, and disinfect the poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash.
Making the Soak
The way you make the homemade chamomile oatmeal bath is by pouring the 3 cups of dried chamomile flowers, 3 cups of ground oatmeal, 1 cup of baking soda, 2 cups of buttermilk powder, and 30 drops of tea tree oil into a small bowl. Next, you will take a wire whisk and combined all the ingredients together until you get a powdery oat bath soak with dried chamomile flowers throughout it. After, all you do is pour the mixture into a glass jar and cover it tightly with a lid until you are ready to use it.
Making the Bath
When you are ready to use the chamomile oatmeal bath soak in a warm bath to treat your poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash all you need to do is fill the tub up with warm water and place 2 cups of the bath soak into the tub. After, allow the bath soak to melt into the water and completely dissolve. Next, all you do is get into the tub and soak in it as long as you can. The longer you stay in the bath soak the better results you get. Once you are done with the bath soak get out of the tub, pat your skin dry and you should notice the rash has less pain, soreness, oozing, redness, and itching. You should soak in this bath at least 2 to 3 times a day to help relieve and treat a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash faster.
I do hope this information will help those of you out there looking for a natural home remedy to help ease and treat your poison ivy, oak, and sumac rash. I wish you all the best of luck with making the homemade chamomile oatmeal bath soak, and I do hope it helps get you feeling better soon.
Written by Elise Marie