It’s Spring (sort of), Time To Break Out The Zanfel

Spring means that plants are coming back and an increased chance of contact with poison ivy.


We first mentioned Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash from Zanfel Labs during Modern Day Marine 2011 when we found out that it is designed to allow an affected person to literally wash away urushiol oil which is the toxin contained in certain plants. This toxin irritates 85% of the population. The Zanfel wash can be used at anytime after contact and on any part of the body, including the face and genitals. This stuff really works. We’ve used it several times over the past few years and it offers relief within hours. Additionally, it can be used to wash clothing and bedding to help mitigate the effects of the rash.

ZAN406-Plant ID Poster_20120201

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Zanfel Labs is offering this graphic to help instruct people how to identify the plants that secrete urushoil thereby preventing irritations before they happen. We asked if we could share it and they agreed. Also, don’t forget, poison ivy oils can stay viable for up to 5 years. Clothing, gear and footwear, in particular laces retain these oils. According to Zanfel Lans, the best cure for this issue is to wash these items with simple dishwashing liquid.

Zanfel’s Skin Wash Poison Ivy Treatment 10 oz Tube has NSN 6501-01-611-2071.

Zanfel also offers a map. Hard copies of the poster above can be requested by contacting them.


5 Responses to “It’s Spring (sort of), Time To Break Out The Zanfel”

  1. Jeremy says:

    “Asditionallyk it can ne used to wash clothung and bedding to help miyigates the effects of the rash.”

    Er, do you smell toast?

  2. Mike says:

    Zanfel is good but it’s expensive. A great alternative is Mean Green Power Hand Scrub.

  3. Joe says:

    I’m of Irish decent and have fair, extremely sensitive skin. I’m severely allergic to poison ivy. Zanfel is expensive but it is the best product I have found to mitigate the symptoms and lesson the duration. That and I get a steroid z-pack immediately.

  4. paul says:

    Zyrtec works really good to control the itching.