August, 2018 - By Koaw
So yes, once again I let my body be a tool for experimentation!
I created a short video on how the urushiol, or the toxic oil in poison ivy, causes our skin to rash and itch. The longer video includes the short video's content and also includes an experiment where I tested out a few washing methods (common bar soap, isopropyl alcohol, and sodium bicarbonate or baking soda) and a few anti-itch remedies (zinc oxide ointment, calcium bentonite clay mask, and hydrocortisone steroid cream.)
Check out the videos. Cheers! -K