Ivy Block


Preventing poison oak and ivy

[This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2003 – MF]

Tecnu as a remedy for Poison Oak is OK, but for really allergic folks like me, it’s not enough. I’m a regular mountain biker, and in Northern California, we have a ton of poison oak in the summer.

I discovered Ivy Block which came out a few years ago, and haven’t had a problem since. You apply it to your arms and legs **before** going out, sort of like putting on suntan lotion, and voila! — no poison oak. Really works great. Check it out.

-- John Zeisler 07/26/03