How to Make Jewelweed Salve for Poison Ivy & Skin Rashes

How to Make Jewelweed Salve for Poison Ivy & Skin Rashes

My country relatives are all familiar with Jewelweed Salve and have it on hand in their medicine cabinets.   Jewelweed Salve is used to treat poison ivy and poison oak.  It also works to relieve the itch of mosquito bites and skin rashes.

If you buy Jewelweed Salve it can cost $10 (or more) for just 5 ounces. So if you have Jewelweed growing in your area, it’s far more economical to make your own salve.

This is a recipe for Jewelweed Salve by Pam of Thankful Expressions.  She provides a great tutorial on preparing the salve.  There are also some excellent photographs.

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How to Make Jewelweed Salve  for Poison Ivy & Skin Rashes


  1. This is to anonymous. I have read that jewelweed herb looses its potency after being dried as well. However, before I came across that post, I had dried the jewelweed and infused it in olive oil for six weeks in the sunniest windowsill. I strained the herb, and when my daughter came in having a fit of itchiness and rash from allergies and eczema prone skin, I smoothed her down with it and she said AHHH. I asked her if it was helping and she said. ” yes mommy.” I also could see that it was soothing her skin on contact. So, if it looses its effectiveness, I will love to see this coming season, what the fresh leaves will do. I plan to make salve from the fresh plant and also to freeze and dry some. I make a jeweweed pine tar soap with this herb as well, and the combination is a poison ivy buster.

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