Poison Ivy Natural Remedies

Most people have gotten into poison ivy at least once, and suffered the consequences. However, some have been blessed with a natural defense against poison ivy’s urushiol oil. They seem to experience no allergic reaction.

My grandpa is such a person. As a young boy, … I shudder to even say this … he ate poison ivy. I don’t know, or remember, why. Maybe it involved a group of little boys trying to outdo each other in double-dares. Who knows, but he learned he’s not allergic to poison ivy. (Do NOT eat poison ivy. Doing so is EXTREMELY dangerous.)

For those not like my grandpa, the constant itchy and burning sensation can be so intense they’ll go to extreme measures to find relief. I read how one person broke open their blisters, and then poured bleach on them. Someone I know poured gasoline on his poison ivy rash.

In this post, we’re going to stick to natural remedies. ;)

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Recipe: Garden Facial (Beauty Mask)

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I remember reading a magazine article, back when I was a young or pre-teen, of an actress (don’t remember who it was) who kept her beautiful looks, in part, with the help of a fruit facial. The beauty of this garden facial is it’s simple, frugal, and the ingredients are all natural, and readily available. The only ingredients involved are strawberries, bananas, and cucumbers. (I only remember reading about strawberries and bananas, but figured I’d add the cucumbers to the facial.)

Just about anyone reading this can grow strawberries and cucumbers. Many of you can also grow bananas.

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Cranberries – Not Just A Thanksgiving Dish

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We have three canine children ranging from the ages of 4 to 10. They are our pride and joy. I hope to have goats or cows in a couple years, but, for the time-being, we have plenty of joy (and vet bills) with three dogs.

Cranberries… did she totally forget the title of her post? That’s what you’re thinking, right? Just hold on. I’m getting there.

After spending a lot of money in the last two weeks on vet bills for Bunker, our male Doberman, on a myriad of meds; an emergency ultrasound (that cost me my left

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