Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Marie's Original

When I signed up for the Made In America Blog Hop I was unsure of what kind of theme I would come up with. Well I never really did come up with a theme but I did however find some really great American Made Companies to work with. One of those great companies that I found is Marie's Original Poision Ivy/Oak Soap.
Do you know what to look for when it comes to spotting the poision planets? I know I am not good at spotting them but Jake is and I'm thankful for that. So far I have been lucky enough not to need to use this soap, but I am happy that I have it here if needed.

  • Grows around lakes and streams in the Midwest and the East
  • Woody, rope like vine, a trailing shrub on the ground, or a free-standing shrub
  • Normally three leaflets (groups of leaves all on the same small stem coming off the larger main stem), but may vary from groups of three to nine
  • Leaves are green in the summer and red in the fall
  • Yellow or green flowers and white berries
  • Western (along the Pacific coast) grows to 6-foot-tall clumps or vines up to 30 feet long; Eastern (from New Jersey to Texas) grows as a low shrub
  • Oak-like leaves, usually in clusters of three
  • Clusters of yellow berries 
  • Grows in boggy areas, especially in the Southeast
  • Rangy shrub up to 15 feet tall
  • Seven to 13 smooth-edged leaflets
  • Glossy pale yellow or cream-colored berries

Poison Ivy/Oak is not toxic or poisonous but the oil contained in the plant has the ability to penetrate the top 5 to 8 layers of the skin and bind with our natural body fluids causing a severe histamine reaction. All of the itching, weeping, swelling and pain that occur are from our own body’s defense system working on trying to get this oil out from under the skin. For someone who is sensitive to the oil, one fifty thousandth of a drop is enough to cause a major reaction. My one Aunt is like this if the wind blows the oil onto her skin she breaks out in a horrible rash. Marie's poison ivy/oak soap helps remove the oils of the poison ivy/oak plant from the skin, and speeds healing of poison ivy/oak and other minor skin rashes and it helps calm down the reaction from the body.

Ingredients of Marie's Poision Ivy/Oak Soap
Marie's Poison Ivy/Oak Soap does not contain any dyes, artificial ingredients or scents. The ingredients are Vegetable glycerine soap, Organic oat bran, Argile montmorillonite, Olive oil, Infusions or essential oils of Betula lenta, Salix alba, Morinda citrifolia, Sassafras albidum and Grindelia camporum. Are you asking what some of these items are well I have a list below for you so you know exactly what it is in the soap.
  • Argile montmorillonite = a type of clay typically formed as a weathering product of low silica rocks; a major component of bentonite
  • Betula lenta = a tree, commonly known as the cherry birch, sweet birch or black birch
  • Salix alba = a tree, commonly known as the white willow
  • Morinda citrifolia = a large shrub or medium size tree, commonly known as the cheesefruit, koonjerung, tokoonja or great morinda
  • Sassafras albidum = a tree, commonly known as the sassafras
  • Grindelia camporum = a hardy perennial plant, commonly known as the giant gum plant

I feel that Marie's Poison Ivy/Oak Soap should be a vital part of each family's First Aid Kit just in case you or your children ever come in contact with poison oak, ivy or sumac.

How does Marie’s Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap work you ask?
Marie’s Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap has a Unique TRIPLE ACTING FORMULA:
    1. It Stops the Itch - Marie’s Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap contains Sassafras, a root bark that traditionally has a natural antihistamine action that immediately stops the itching.
    2. It Heals - Marie’s Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap contains Noni and White Willow; two herbs that traditionally help heal swelling, pain and irritation.
    3. It Prevents - The soap has a mechanical action. The green clay and organic oat bran pull any toxins or irritants that might be present off of the skin. This mechanical action stops the progression of the irritation.
Make sure you stop by Marie's Poison Ivy/Oak Soap Website and get some of this soap today!! How would you like to have some of Marie's Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap to add to your First Aid Kit? Well then make sure you come back and enter the "Made In America Event" for your chance to win some of this great and handy soap as well as other great products made right here in AMERICA!!


  1. This sound like really good stuff to have around just in case! Oh and I've never heard of Poison Sumac.

  2. Hmm. Since I live in an area with a lot of poison ivy and poison sumac maybe I should get some of this. I haven't ever gotten into it, nor have my children, but my husband has and it is terrible. I'd be interested to see if this stuff reallly works.

  3. There is so much poison ivy around here, but I have to admit I never knew exactly what it looks like. LOL! Thanks so much for this post. I will have to pay more attention since we spend a lot of time hiking. I'm always paranoid one of the boys will get it, but maybe we won't now... and if we do, we know what to buy! :)

  4. I wonder if this works on Poison oak too? My daughter is so allergic that she catches it from the pollen in the air, and it looks like she has been burned. She always has to get a steroid shot and a steroid pack. If this works on it too, I need to buy stock in it!

  5. lol we spend so much time outside we absolutely need this. In fact, a close friend of mine's husband really could use this!!

  6. This would be a great soap for my daughter because all she has to do is look at any poison and she catches it. Thank you for introducing me to this product.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  7. I've kept at least one bar of this on hand since we moved out here to the farm. It's a necessity, not a luxury!

  8. saying it stops the itch was all i needed to hear!sounds like an amzing product

  9. Thank you for the info on how to spot poison ivy. Never been in contact with it but this soap sounds like a great product to include in your first-aid kit.

  10. The information on spotting poison ivy and oak is invaluable - We geocache and always seem to come home with itches we don't want.

  11. I would love to be a lucky winner of this soap!!! My daughter & I are always managing to get into something itchy!!

  12. Since the Noni and White Willow help heal swelling, pain and irritation, I would think this soap would also be great for other conditions such as eczema.

  13. I've never come across poison ivy or poison oak and sure hope I never do; however, this soap sounds fantastic for anything that would cause a histamine reaction.

  14. I live in an area with a lot of poison ivy and poison sumac. This would be a great product to have around.

  15. We camp and hike a lot! Nice to have just in case!

  16. Love that its a natural product

  17. I used to get this all the time when I was gardening. Now that I can't garden, not so much. But hubby gets in it all the time because of work they have to go all over the place. He even came home one day with a tick under his armpit! Dont' have a clue how it got way up there!

  18. So this works for poison ivy/oak? I didn't know there was a specific thing for that--I don't have to worry because for some reason I am not allergic, but it's nice to have this info in case my young ones turn out to be.

  19. I am so glad that his works and is natural because I react so severely to even walking by poison ivy or oak even if I do not touch it at all.

  20. Love natural products. I hope to try this!

  21. Thankfully I havent come across any poison ivy or oak... but , you never know ... Im glad that theres an american made product for that!

  22. Wish I had this when my dad got poison ivy last year. We used chalomine lotion and did not stop itch!

  23. what great oldest got in contact with poison ivy last summer, not sure where, but this soap sure would have been nice...

  24. I would love to try this. Stopping the itch would be amazing!! I got poison ivy last year and there was nothing that worked. I would love to try this