Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser removes poison ivy, oak and sumac from tools. This helps prevent coming in contact with the oil later. Clean your tools before storing them for future use if they have come in contact with the oil.
Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are your skin's reaction to the plants' oil. This oil, called urushiol, can be difficult to get rid of. 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 urushiol is washed away with a cleanser that can break up and remove the oil, it can stay on the surface for a long time. It is a good idea to clean your tools after use and before storing for the winter. Then you will not have to remember if they have been in contact with poison plants.
The video above shows how to use Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser to remove the oil from your tools.