After a day of working in the yard, we headed out to a friend's beach house for a long relaxing weekend. While on the road, my husband started complaining about an itch on his arm. Since he's extremely alergic to poison ivy, I expected the worst. Sure enough, when we arrived at out destination, he was cussing up a storm. I found a bar of Burt's Bees Poison Ivy Soap in the house's first aid kit, figured it was worth a try and sure enough, it was incredible. The itching and redness was almost gone by the next morning and by the next evening he was complaint free. Now I keep several bars on hand. Since we spend a lot of time outdoors I even keep one in all our vehicles. True it doesn't smell very good and it takes a while to dry but it's well worth the minimal inconvenience.