Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser removes poison ivy, oak and
sumac rash causing oil, urushiol, from tools to help prevent coming
in contact with the oil later. If your gardening tools have come in
contact with poison ivy or oak, clean your tools before storing
them for future use.
Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are caused by your skin's
reaction to the plants' oil, a substance that can be difficult to
get rid of. This oil is called urushiol (pronounced oo-roo-she-all)
and it can spread easily on skin and sit for years on the surface
of objects such as gardening tools and equipment.
When coming in contact with poison ivy, oak or sumac while
gardening, your tools can pick up urushiol. Unless the oil is
washed away with a cleanser that can remove the oil, it can stay on
the surface for a long time. It is a good idea to clean up your
tools after use and before storing for the winter so that you will
not have to remember if they have been in contact with poison
The video above shows how to use Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser to remove
the rash-causing oil from your tools.