At Demeter, we thought it was high time Poison Ivy gave people something better than a rash, so we decided to capture the great, fresh smell of Poison Ivy without the itching and scratching.
Demeter's Poison Ivy is a sharp and woody green scent, mixed with earthy notes and weeds, reminiscent of the wild, untamed vine in the forest.
The inspiration for Poison Ivy came when walking an English Mastiff, (a.k.a. a dog names Zephyr) in the country - a walk that took Zephyr through a patch of Poison Ivy. The most common way people get Poison Ivy without first-hand contact is from petting dogs and cats that romped in it. Thus, within a few days, between bouts of scratching, began reliving the memories of mother running the local Girl Scout camp and teaching the Scouts “leaves of three, let them be”, and going through Calamine Lotion by the gallon.
To capture the essential scent for Poison Ivy, without the itching and scratching, we had to eliminate the offending active ingredient that causes Poison Ivy rashes, Urushiol. There is much confusion about how Urushiol is spread. People may be exposed from touching clothing or garden tools; even years after these were in contact with Poison Ivy. Urushiol can even be carried on smoke particles, causing reactions on the skin or even inside the lungs.
None of this will present a problem if you limit your Poison Ivy experiences to Demeter's Poison Ivy - all the reward of the outdoors, with none of the risk.