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Top Natural Remedies for Scabies

| Modified on Dec 05, 2022
Clove Oil, Coconut Oil +
Posted by Lynn (New London, CT) on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 stars

For the past 11+ years I suffered from scabies that was not only misdiagnosed, but resistant to all prescription drug treatments. I had been researching for all these years for a permanent solution. I had been to hundreds of doctors and aside from being misdiagnosed, (e.g. eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, allergic reaction, etc.) and over prescribed steroids, ivermectin, permetherin, etc.) I finally found a promising cure.

Aside from finding the right remedy, I know now that everyone's skin and bodies are different and through trial and error found the appropriate mixture that has worked specifically for me. I have extremely sensitive skin and can't tolerate the majority of products (both prescription and OTC) as they often trigger adverse and allergic reactions. So remember when reading this that "less is more" when you first start out using the method and mixture ratio that has worked for me.

I used organic 100% pure clove bud oil, cold pressed 109% pure coconut oil, 100% organic pure aloe vera gel, tea tree oil face and body wash for sensitive skin, Loma Lux Eczema Pill (sulphur tablets) and white 100% cotton gloves (to sleep with on my hands to help prevent further injury of unconsciously scratching/itching open skin lesions during the night - to promote my healing.

For me the ratio of mixture that I found specifically appropriate for me was this.

1.) Seven (7) drops of clove bud oil to one (1) tablespoon of coconut oil.
2.) Two Loma Lux Eczema tablets once per day (taken at bedtime). My initial dosage was 3-4 tablets for the first two weeks.
3.) Put on a fresh clean pair of the cotton gloves daily at bedtime.
4.) Use of permetherin 5% spray to treat bedding (sheets, mattress, pillows) furniture and interior rooms on a daily basis.

Every other day in the evening at bedtime I would apply the clove bud oil combined with the coconut oil to my skin (from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet - including face, scalp, inside my ear lobes, under my toe and finger nails, etc.) And on the in between days I would apply the pure sloe vera gel several times throughout the day to promote healing.
The tea tree oil face and body wash I used throughout the day several times using a slightly textured wash cloth with warm water.

Honest to God I am finally feeling relief from the insane itching, my skin lesions are all almost completely healed. Most of the scabies and demodex mites have died and exhumed from my skin (hundreds of them). I am almost in full remission after 11 + years.

Currently I am researching for the best mite killing laundry detergent add-on and hope to update this post when I find the best additive.

Hulda Zapper
Posted by Elisa (CA) on 06/08/2022

Which zapper did you buy, for scabies and where did you buy it?

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Gail (ID) on 05/30/2022

Fungalitis.... Do you know that sulfur kills scabies? Maybe you had scabies and they diagnosed fungalitis.

Posted by Renee (Alabama ) on 04/16/2022

What type of cryotherapy did you do and where? Was it a one time treatment?

Posted by Peg (TX) on 04/03/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Scabies - Turpentine Soap and Cryotherapy

Turpentine bar soap cure overnight. Lather your body up to 5 times and let it sit on your skin for 2-3 minutes then rinse off. Repeat as needed. Do not put anything on your skin after you rinse and dry. I ordered my bar of soap on Amazon Search Turpinetine Bar Soap by Diamond G Forest Products. It's the best 9 dollars I have spent. I also ordered the Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine to put some in the hand soap and hair shampoo to keep them off of me. Wash everything for the next few days to get rid of them.

I do Cryotherapy as well to freeze them suckers off of you. Keep in mind you will be cold, but you will see the parasite fall off your skin like dust. I praise God he placed this in my path to cure.

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Rose (Alaska) on 04/02/2022

Do you mean Potassium Permanganate?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Amanda (Georgia ) on 03/07/2022

The pet solution looks like it calls for 3 tablespoons borax, 2 cups of peroxide and 4 cups of water. Is this what you did?

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 02/08/2022

The immune system theory is partially correct. The other thing is, it might not be scabies! You may have an oak leaf itch mite. Just as bad, but you can actually see them. They are cream colored and half the size of a straight pin head. If you run your lint roller across the bed and get cream specks on it, more than likely that's what it is. Natural Genesis confirmed you cannot see scabies. They said Kleen Green only kills the mites it sprays; it doesn't kill any newcomers. So, you have to keep up with the washing/drying/vacuuming every day. Talk about the definition of insanity!

Bitter Melon
Posted by Imogen (Philippines) on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Crystal posted about bitter melon cure for scabies in 2018. Thank you, Crystal! It's a miracle! In the Philippines bitter melon is very common. My grandma often tells me to eat it coz it's medicine. But I just hated it.

So we have a big garden and one of the tenants got a stray cat. Then they had the worst scabies case. They had to leave the place coz according to them it's in the property but in truth none of that happened until they adopted that cat. The bugs spread all over the place and we got it for many years. It was just the most resistant type of bug!
We used everything! Ivermectin, sulfur, Permethrin, tea tree oil, acapulco oil, clove oil, blower, teds remedies...the list goes on . Nothing worked.
The itch was so bad all I could do was cry!

The sleepless nights and the suffering! I understand it totally!
I never want even my enemies to have them.

So, I read Crystal's post. So I said I'll give it a try. What do I got to lose? I can buy bitter melon capsules anywhere in the Philippines! They are called ampalaya capsules. They're more popular as diabetes cure. It lowers blood sugar significantly. So I took two capsules 2x/ day. I kid you not! First two days the itch was gone 50%, on the third day the itch was totally gone. On the 5th day, the rashes have totally dried out. For the first time in maybe 5 years, we are itch free n cured!

So we just take it 2x a day now . It has other health benefits . Since I started drinking it, I lost weight. But after using the bathroom gosh! It's like I pooped smth dead. So I'm thinking maybe the bitterness was just all over our system that all the mites just ran away!
We were not the chosen host anymore.

I'm thinking if there are no host, then all the mites will just die after 3 days.

This is a miracle! Thank you Crystal wherever u are! Thank u Earth clinic! Thank you God! You are a miracle working God!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 01/29/2022


Palma (Navarre, Florida, Usa) on 08/11/2011:

I have purchased FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH for internal parasites (husband, myself, and two cats). And we also use it to “dust our carpets, beds, and even plants. It works by dehydrating the parasites, and works on most all types, including tapeworm. Besides killing parasites, it has good health benefits for humans & pets, and is safe for children.

For adults: At bedtime take one heaping Teaspoon in 8oz warm water, then follow with another half glass water. For children and also for small pets dosage is 1/2 teaspoon in 8oz warm water followed by additional half glass of water. I would do this for 30-45 days. Tapeworms will often come out in pieces. Can sprinkle directly on pet's food and mix it up if they won't drink the water. The website I purchased from also sells a duster container which the DE can be poured into to easily dust beds (also kills bed bugs) and carpets. Dust lightly on carpets, as it can clog vacum if sprinkled too heavilyI would suggest a GOOD QUALITY intestinal/colon cleanse after 45 days, though not necessary.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 01/29/2022

I wouldn't overthink it. The woman (above) is going to make herself sick Swiffering her floors 3X a day. I would use hot water and vinegar on tiles with some essential oil scent that is pleasant. That would disinfect the floors. You can track your progress by using a lint roller on your sheets. I use my iPhone flashlight to inspect the lint roller. I think bird mites got in somehow or I brought them in feeding the birds. A few months ago, my spouse spent a week at rehab, so I probably picked up something there as well. One guy said to use Irish Spring soap. I bought the aloe kind. It didn't sting, so I guess I'm better. I put aloe Vera gel on the red places. Get the purest kind. I might make the coconut oil with various essential oils to smother/kill them. I put cayenne pepper on biscuits and gravy. I drink tea with cloves. I put Listerine on cotton rounds in jars near each bed post. Next, I am going to use Windex Wipes on the windows and bed frame. I did a thorough vacuuming, but some heavy furniture is impossible to move. I might steam my cold water wash clothes. Remember, they live on a host—that's YOU!

Hulda Zapper
Posted by Peggy (TX) on 01/26/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I've used everything posted online and from doctors for scabies. The only thing that has worked for me is Dr. Clark Hulda Zapper. After the first day I was able to sleep through the night. I zap twice a day one in the morning and before bed. I put it under my armpits for 10min then off for 20min, then in my socks under my feet for 10 min then off 20 min then hold it in your hand for 10 minutes. Drink plenty of water you will get dehydrated.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kimberly (Texas) on 01/21/2022

Omg!!! Yes, why do doctors, vets, exterminator, and the dermatologist is last to be seen, but no one has mentioned half what you did ..and that is why 6 months and no real improvement with the mites, people believing me, and my pets too are still dealing with them.

White Vinegar
Posted by Harry (New Mexico) on 01/16/2022
5 out of 5 stars

White Vinegar rapidly dissolves the exoskeleton of scabies. I had them on my upper back. I soaked a paper towel with white vinegar and laid it on my skin. The itching stopped in about a minute. I left it on for about 10 minutes. Months of aggravation gone.

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Melma (Saltspring ) on 01/14/2022

Please tell me if you were able to treat your baby and why you used? I think we have it and my baby is five months.

Bitter Melon
Posted by Patrick (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/17/2021

Hello: Just writing about your post from many years ago about bitter melon for scabies. How long did you use it?


Posted by lily (Canada) on 12/10/2021
5 out of 5 stars

A DR. told me to buy MSM, (organic preferably 99.9%pur) which is organic SULFUR crystals. Follow directions on the package PLUS boil a cup of water add a tsp. of granules, let cool, put in a spray bottle & spray your body & hair. It is true MAGIC!

Bleach and Water
Posted by John (Montana) on 12/01/2021

Haha. Stay in a motel. I love it


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Emael (CA) on 11/28/2021

Did you ever conquer the scabies? What did you end up eating? What finally worked?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Love (north carolina) on 11/21/2021

Hello, How long did it take the sulfur to work? and How did your mother clean everything? Please help

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rebecca (NC) on 11/09/2021

Hi, I got moxidectin through a horse dewormer paste, you can order it online or even buy it at tractor supply! It eradicated a lot of my mites, currently I am not 100% cured but o can at least sleep at night. I am still going through many treatments to get rid of all of them. Make sure to do research on Moxidectin before you take it though.

Bitter Melon
Posted by Linda (Hamburg ) on 11/09/2021

That's interesting! In which form did you take it? As a fruit or in capsules? Thank you!!!

Bleach and Water
Posted by Vern (MD) on 10/09/2021

Please please please do NOT stay at a hotel if you know you have Scabies! This is how I have caught Scabies TWICE now, from hotels. You are spreading it to others.

Posted by Brian (FL) on 10/08/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I found significant improvement after the first couple weeks. I think I kept it up for a month or so.

Posted by Peggy (TX) on 09/29/2021

Hi Brian!

I also have tried everything but no luck. I have order Niacin the flushing kind. My question is how many days did you take it for?

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Frustrated (Central TX) on 09/19/2021

If you don't see bites, it is probably the permethrin that leaves you with alot of itching. It is a neurotoxin. You unfortunately will have this for a few months depending on how long you used permethrin. Your skin will heal with time. Use Dove soap or any other gentle non sulfates and moisturize!

Posted by Frustrated (Central Tx.) on 09/19/2021

Sulfur creme can be made by diluting with any lotion or creme 1:10. One part sulfur to 9 of lotion.

Citrus Mouthwash
Posted by DB (Canada) on 07/07/2021

When scabies are worse the next day after treating them. It is a sign you have disturbed their nest and they're fighting back! Think about when you step on a hornet's nest. They attack. Scabies are the same. They want you to stop putting poison on them so they go wild. Don't stop treating. Keep going!

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by linda (alabama) on 05/03/2021 11 posts

How long to you soak in borax and hydrogen peroxide?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Robin (CA) on 04/27/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Important when you have scabies to wear latex gloves when showering or bathing so you don't spread scabies all over your body. And especially when wiping after using the bathroom or changing pads during period. Women don't use tampons during this problem at all!! Also, try to wear gloves as long as you can daily assuming it's not summer. Also always wear thick socks with diatomaceous inside them. Turn the sock inside out then grab some diatomaceous earth with inside out sock. Then turn the sock right side in. I used ankle socks. This along with consistent glove wearing kept me from spreading mites in my environment cutting down cleaning and helps to effectively stop the vicious cycle. These two steps also prevented feeling them inside and out. Not to mention keeping diatomaceous earth in my socks helps blood pressure and water retention. I do it to this day.

I also shaved my head bald. I'm not kidding. I'm a woman and I figured I wasn't going out or seeing many people anyway. It helped alot but I know it's not for most people. I also drank diatomaceous earth in water daily. There are miticide foggers also that help especially cause your so exhausted mentally and physically. And dehumidifiers and heat used together with all windows closed for as long as possible (you have to leave the premises of course. Try just hanging outside.) Always keep any furniture a few inches away from walls from now on. Never have any furniture, knick knacks touching walls. I also stopped hanging pictures and other things on walls to prevent hiding places for pests, parasites. From now on lifestyle means less is more!

One last mention is to keep any clothes, shoes, pictures, memorabilia, anything stored or not in immediate use that you would like to keep seal it tight in plastic from now on. This is important as a rule of thumb. It cuts down cleaning and having to throw things out for many types of infestation like mites, bed bugs and roaches. I hope this helps.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 04/27/2021

Read Ted's Remedies, Top Natural Remedies for Scabies (

my seed for the day, hoping for a harvest in my own health.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Dianne (Idaho) on 04/27/2021

duramectin ivermectin paste for sale on Amazon.

You need to know how to use it though. Obviously, it doesn't give directions for human consumption.

This will help you:

Ivermectin Horse Paste info on COVID - Bing video

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 04/27/2021

I buy mine at Tractor Supply. If you want the dr to give it to you, then you need a prescription.

Bleach and Water
Posted by linda (alabama) on 04/26/2021 11 posts

My son brought scabies home from staying in a hotel room!!! Hell no!

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 04/26/2021 11 posts

Ivermectin is a prescription isn't it? Not over the counter?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 04/26/2021 11 posts

I have been taking very hot baths with tea tree oil clove oil and lavender soak for one hour does not work. I think it just makes them dormant? They come back!! I'm now taking borax & HP will see how this works, but how often do I do this is what I need to know??

Petroleum Jelly, Ivermectin
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 04/25/2021

Linda, go to Tractor Supply or Rural King, to the animal medicines. There should be ivermectin injectable, pour on or paste. You want the pour on one. The animal supply places have all sorts of things--dmso, povidone iodine, tar-based salves and so on. Stuff the people pharmacies have rejected in favor of modern pharma.

Petroleum Jelly, Ivermectin
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 04/24/2021 11 posts

Where do you get liquid ivermectin?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 04/24/2021 11 posts

How do you apply the borox and peroxide to your body? What grade of peroxide?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by linda (alabama) on 04/24/2021 11 posts

Yes, these mites hate heat .I was thinking to go to a stand up tanning bed? Permethrin. Never works. I've been taking hot baths with clove oil tee tree oil & Lavender essentials oils. I feel better for a while but then I feel them bite me again. I'm so fed up! I'm depressed, my son brought them home a year ago. Went to dermatologist she gave me permitherin and Ivermectin pills. I thought they were gone? Nope, I moved out with my son to Alabama They came back in March 2020 The dermatologist here was a bitch. Sshe was not interested in curring me They did mostly surgical procedures no money in curing me!! Drs don't help. Going to try the borax treatment/ I think my son's dog has mites too .this could be the problem I have treated him with mange dips and expensive shampoo! I'm beside myself now! Doing all the laundry in very hot water and let them soak in it for 30 min or more I spray my sheets with the essential oils and alcohol! Please someone HELP ME!!

Bleach and Water
Posted by Jules (Georgia) on 04/23/2021
5 out of 5 stars

So thankful I found this site. In 2021 this regimen of bleach/water still works. Particularly on page 2. I would add to use veterinarians formula antiparasitic/antisebhorrahic shampoo and lime sulfur dips on the animals. Be very careful and make sure to dilute it, using just a paper towel around the animal's face. It's very toxic to their eyes/nose etc. Also, don't go in the car for 4 days so the mites die off. Take a bath in 2 cups of bleach, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide daily. Spray down with a 4:1 or 5:1 spray of water to bleach, whatever your skin can handle. Then use lotions with essential oils to rehydrate. I also got a prescription of metronidazole which is an antibiotic/antiparasitic. Lots of times Take good probiotics to counteract it wiping out your good bacteria.

I want to Thank this forum for finally getting my home back. My husband and I are completely rid of Scabies because of this forum.. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Here is our story and what we did to finally rid our bodies and home from these relentless critters.

We tried the prescription creams and even took the pills that doctors prescribed and scrubbed my house and washed the linens every day, only to have recurrences every 4-5 days. After 3 failed attempts doing it the doctor's way finally I headed to the internet and found this website. I read all the different posts for what others were using and having success. I guess you can say I gathered a mix of treatments. Here is what we did to finally rid our bodies and home.

1) Wrap the mattress and box springs in plastic

2) Wrap the couch in plastic

3) Steam Clean the Carpets -- We added 1/4 cup Chlorine free bleach, 3 Tblsp Dr Bonners Castile Peppermint soap and Zep Carpet Cleaner to mix with our water. Not only did this actually do a better job on our carpets then the cleaner itself ever did, but our carpets were minty fresh.

4) Take the bed linens off the bed every morning and straight to the washing machine. Add borax with your detergent. Then to the dryer until completely dry, I ran mine for 2 cycles. Spray the plastic on the bed with 50/50 Cholorine free bleach and Water, let air dry.

5) If you have pets, bathe them with the Peppermint soap made into shampoo. Use a nit/flea comb to remove any eggs that they are carrying. No the scabies don't infect them, but they do provide them with rides all over your house.

6) Remove daily clothing in the bathroom and place them directly into a plastic bag to transport clothing and towels to the washing machine.

7)Bathe twice a day, make the water as hot as you can take. Add Tblsp of each -Dr Bonners castile Citrus, Tea Tree and Peppermint oil soaps to the Bath water and soak. Then wash with one of the castile oil soaps which ever one you choose for the day and shower off. Towel dry and spray entire body with a 50/50 mix of the chlorine free bleach and Water. Place towel in the plastic bag with the clothing you were wearing and off to the laundry.

8) vacuum carpets every day.

9) each day spray every room in your house from floor to ceiling (everything- walls, doors, cabinets, floor.. Etc. ) with a 50/50 mix of chlorine free bleach and water.

In 10 days and we were completely free of scabies from our bodies and home. I say 10 days because we were clear of any outbreaks in 5 days, but we kept up the cleaning regiment for another 5 days just to make sure we didn't have another recurrence in the usual 4-5 days when we were following the doctor prescribed methods.

You have to be completely ready to stay with the routine, if you decide that you are tired and don't follow through with the cleaning regiment, I promise you will be sorry. Just plan on starting over as though it is day one all over again. Trust me you can't win the battle if you aren't fighting.

Once again Thank you everyone for posting your remedies, I hope passing along our success story will help someone else. Please pay attention to your body because the chlorine free bleach and soaps are not for everyone and I wouldn't want anyone to have an adverse reaction if you have allergies or sensitive skin to any of the ingredients used, then don't use them, create a mix of your own that works for you.

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Bailey (Indiana ) on 04/02/2021

What was the powder you said drew them out?

Boost the Immune System
Posted by Jane (Newcastle ) on 03/28/2021
5 out of 5 stars

A healthy immune system is able to kill scabies on its own. Work on boosting the system with diet, supplements, exercise, sleep and supportive social networks.

Posted by RP (USA) on 03/03/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Sulphur soap 10% commonly sold as acne soap with lanolin is the way to use sulphur; soap entire body and leave it on to penetrate and dry. Repeat day after day for 3 to 4 days. then take a break. repeat a week later.

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Michelle (Allen park) on 05/04/2020

Does anyone know the name of the purple powder for scabies she is referring to on Amazon?

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Lulu (Canada) on 04/28/2020

What is the name of the purple powder?

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Lindsay (North Carolina) on 03/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

An Infrared sauna will draw them out of your skin. Use a sticky roller to remove them. There is also a purple powder that turns brown in the tub that pulls all of them out of your skin and you will actually see them when you drain the tub. It works by oxidation. I will search to find the name of the powder and post. It can be purchased on Amazon.

Posted by Glenda (Arkansas) on 10/25/2019

Diana what is the ratio of borax, peroxide and water do you use for a bathroom soak in?

Posted by Diana (Toronto) on 10/07/2019
5 out of 5 stars

There is a new super scabies that is nearly impossible to get rid of. Thank God I found earthclinic that told me about borax…..gone in a week. A pinch of borax in my drinking water sipped for four days then borax in my bath and also for laundry. I still take it now and then when I get reinfested. Best remedy for pets with the super scabies or fleas as its a natural insecticide. It also balanced my hormones as a side benefit and gave me regular periods at age 50.

Manure + Borax Bath
Posted by Dee A. (Canada) on 06/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Additional Comments:

Manure + Borax Bath

Please note... not everyone will see high concentrations of Scabies on their skin after drawing them out of the burrows with the scent of Sheep manure.

1) It depends on how badly your infestation is.

2) I have a condition called Myopia which is nearsightedness that can magnify the tiniest things with my glasses off. I don't know if this is a blessing or a curse as it freaks me out to see Scabies on my skin. I do know that seeing them after scenting them out of the burrow is a good thing toward reaching a cure. You out there with 20/20 vision probably won't see them without a magnifying glass. But this definitely works. Please be careful with how you handle Sheep manure. Gloves on please! Handle the shirt as though you are dealing with feces. Only scent the shirt and do not rub Sheep manure into the fabric.

Store Sheep manure away from the home. Sheep manure is not like cow, pig or chicken manure. It is not as strongly scented as these, but Scabies are drawn to it none-the-less. I have read a lot about the biology of Scabies. I have not read anywhere about how Scabies are attracted to certain scents. Having Myopia has given me an advantage I believe. I have seen them come out with certain strong scents.

If there is someone out there that can develop a scented product to draw these mites out of the burrow then please go to work! This is a horrible disease and we are waiting for help. 300 million new cases per year! I feel this is a far better treatment to try as you are getting Scabies to leave the burrows. Having them outside on the skin is a far better treatment solution than killing them inside the burrow with a topical. Borax Baths and H202 are recommended on this forum and I totally agree with this as you can keep your skin bacteria free. These mites are dirty and can cause a bacterial infection. I believe Borax baths kills Scabies that are on the surface at the time of the bath. Another thing that works to exfoliate the skin and keep it clean is Epsom Salts and Bath Salts. Please exercise caution and use common sense when attempting this and any other treatment. Research everything well before attempting.

Btw… Sheep manure here is 4.00 per large bag. Be well soon :)

Manure + Borax Bath
Posted by Dee A. (Canada) on 05/13/2019
5 out of 5 stars

May 2019 -

Dear friends...I have suffered from a severe case of Scabies for 2 years.

Quite by accident I've come across a fast track cure. Here is my story... I went to the local hardware store and purchased supplies for gardening... seeds, fertilizer, sheep manure etc. The sheep manure stack at the hardware had some busted bags.

I selected the best bag I could find. It was heavy so I held it close to my body and lifted it into my cart. Two hours later I returned home and to my horror found Scabies had come out of my skin and were concentrated all around my chest and stomach area. The scent of the sheep manure had gotten on my shirt from lifting the bag and they are attracted to the scent. I took a lint roller to my skin then went for a borax bath. It is my opinion that this is a fast track method to eradicating them. Open a bag of manure outside...lay a shirt on the bag until you feel the shirt has picked up the scent then put it on for a couple of hours. Lint roller and see how many you collect. Do this outside please as this is manure.

You don't want to shed Scabies in your home either. After lint rolling your skin, head for a bath that kills what remains. Keep doing this until they are all gone.

Sea Salt Bath
Posted by Lola (UK) on 05/19/2019

Hello Coco Loco, This sounds interesting. Are you positive you had mites/scabies and not another skin condition? Were you diagnosed?

Sea Salt Bath
Posted by Coco loco (Flat Earth) on 04/29/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Scabies treatment - very very concentrated sea salt bath. I was able to kill scabies mites and their eggs within 2 hours using an extremely concentrated sea salt bath. You can also dissolve a lot of sea salt in a little bit of water and rub it over your entire body. Keep it on for 2 hours. Do not rinse the salt solution off yourself. You can then apply 100% tea tree oil all over your body. Remember to steam iron your bed, sheets and clothes so that you dont reinfect yourself. Remember the salt solution has to be extremely concentrated. It will be enough to completely kill mites and eggs.

Vicks Vapor Rub
Posted by Hildy (Colorado) on 03/09/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Had scabies for 12 years. I use Vicks for my body. I spread it on my skin and it helps with Scabies (also hair.) I also use clear tape on my eyelids to clean them of eggs. Hope this helps. Hildy

Bleach and Water
Posted by gg (Usa) on 02/05/2021

I have literally tried EV RY THING!!!! Perm 2, neem, clove, gr seed oil, oral ivermec, topical ivermec, orange, borax n hp, hp, rubbing alc, alc perfume, THE ONLY THING THAT HAS WORKED: OUT OF COMPLETE AND TOTAL DESPERATION: covered myself head to toe in hand sanitizer. Got 1 nights sleep w no creepy crawly. Next day: complete and total desperation>>> dollar store LA totally awesome cleaner with BLEACH. $1. Spray head to toe night rinse in morning. Next day I would use clove and grape seed oil just to MAKE SURE. At night do it again. I'm doing this every night until I don't feel one once of pinching or creepy crawly feeling then I'm prob do it for another few days then every week til nothing. I also vacuumed, washed everything daily, dryer for 90 minutes, covered fabrics w borax. Vacuumed daily. Dispose of contents away from me. Oh and if you're wondering where you're “getting them from” it's your dog.

Your dog needs borax water and hp dip after bath weekly to rid them. Go on YouTube and look up dog borax baths to see followed up with a frontline spot on their neck. ESPECIALLY if your dog is itching m, has dandruff and smells like gross cheese it's definitely them. All of their fabrics need to be washed in bleach and dried 90 minutes daily. The bleach cleaner and the sanitizer are the only 2 things that performed a true “knock down” of these little a$$holes. Ummm and yes you absolutely can see them. I've found 3 3 days in a row crawling on the light on my cell phone. I dumped a drop of clove oil on it and it was dead in seconds. They're the size of a pin head and they are beige. You'll feel less overwhelmed cleaning if you rotate 3 outfits and wash and put away everything else in your house for 2-3 months.

Good luck to you all and good luck to me.

Epsom Salts
Posted by Tracy (San Francisco, CA) on 01/24/2021


just wondering if you ever found a cure for your affliction or are you still suffering and living a nightmare?

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Posted by MissM (NY) on 12/19/2020

I got ivermectin from my doctor, because of serious eye mites. Ask your doctor for treatment. You must take this twice at least. Kills bugs first go, but then a couple weeks later you need to dose for eggs babies.

There are several threads about getting rid of these types of bugs. You can take a pinch of borax in warm water five days on, then on day off. Neem capsules, not neem liquid which is toxic internally. Di limolene gel capsules. Both of these are anti bugs.

You won't get rid of them if you aren't scrupulous about washing your clothes, and bed linens everyday with borax, detergent and high heat. If you don't you will get reinfected.

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Posted by Noel (Toronto, Ont) on 12/18/2020

Hi, please can you tell me about how you take moxidectin? I know it can stay longer in the body system than the ivermectin and is being tried in humans? I am infected from the last 5 months. Also, where can I buy it? Thanks.

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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 12/18/2020 335 posts

I stumbled onto something and got reading the reviews on the not-the-Nile site. It's called Nu-Stock. It's a sulfur cream and has a lot of high reviews for its intended purpose which is for horses - or just animals in general. Mange, cuts, scrapes etc. and, apparently, anything for which you could use it topically. But it also has some reviews for external use on people. I got some but didn't have anything to use it on.

It's pretty messy. Actually, it's VERY messy but you could easily squeeze it all out into a jar and mix it that way. It would be a lot less messy, too. I think it's in a tube so ranchers and horse people can just toss it in their kit/tack bag or glove compartment and such but you could definitely transfer it to another container. You'd want to really flatten it to get it all out so the ratio would be maintained when you're mixing it up. I think those who had trouble with it didn't mix it up and just got the oil that had separated when they tried to get it out of the tube.

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Posted by MissM (NY) on 12/17/2020

This remedy makes sense to me. Turpentine has same smell similar to tea tree oil that also kills mites.

A bath with tea tree oil could work as well.

Eye mites can be killed with the following tea tree, peppermint and lavender essential oil.

A scabies remedy could consist of bubble bath with turpentine and the above essential oils, and borax!

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 12/16/2020

Here in Kentucky, we use turpentine baths to get rid of turkey mites bites (infant star ticks) when we hike in the woods. It makes since that since scabies are a mite, it can be used for them also.

Published in the (Roy and Ghosh Medical Journal Dec. 1944), From the Department of Medical Entomology, School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta) When it was noticed that the incidence of scabies is at present extremely high and that drugs such as benzyl benzoate, mitigal, tetmos, etc., are not available in this country, it was felt that it would be worth while to undertake an investigation with the object of discovering a sarcopticidal drug which would not only be efficient but would also be readily available. In this connection, a large number of indigenous preparations commonly used for scabies in this country were tested, and in course of this investigation oil of turpentine was observed to possess properties whereby the mite was quickly overwhelmed and was soon killed on contact outside the body.

To take a turpentine bath, pour a capful of turpentine about 1 teaspoon into a full tub of warm/hot water. Add bath bubbles to help draw the turpentine into the water because oil and water don't mix well. Humco Pure Gum Spirits is sold here at grocery stores and is made from real pine trees. Not synthetic made crap sold at hardware stores which will burn your skin we found out.

To make a topical salve, mix 1:4 Turpentine to Olive oil. Apply to infected areas.

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Posted by MissM (New York) on 12/16/2020

Some suggestions:

  • Infra red sauna if you can get to one
  • Neem dry herb capsule internal
  • d limolene capsules a type of orange oil
  • Neem and Orange oil are used as bug eradicators.

For neem internal take only the dried herb, not the oil. Neem oil is toxic when taken internally.

  • Pet MD benzoyl peroxide shampoo this has sulphur and salicylic acid. Add 1/2 neem oil to this. Neem is stinky and bugs hate it. This is to be used as shampoo and body wash.
  • You can add peppermint or tea tree essential oil to make it smell better. Both these essential oil are also anti bug.
  • Sulphur bar soaps from Amazon. Sulphur is drying be aware and does smell like Sulphur!

Above shampoo works because it goes deep into hair follicles.

I would also make a body spray with hydrogen peroxide and borax and spray your body after bathing. Just keep it around. Look on Earth Clinic for proportion. I believe it's 10 percent hydrogen peroxide, 10 per cent borax to solution.

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Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 12/15/2020

Pls try teds remedies

Borax n H2O2 mix.

This is what my friend did and it has cured her when others did not.

1 bottle 3% hydrogen peroxide

Water n borax ( 20 mule brand).

Big container to mix the solution.

Empty the bottle if hydrogen peroxide in the container. Then fill the empty bottle with water 3x . Each time emptying it in the big container ( 1:3 ratio).

Then teaspoon by teaspoon slowly add borax in it. Mix very well. When you notice that the borax is not dissolving anymore ( granules are left in the mixture), stop adding borax.

Use the solution as a soak on affected parts . 15-30 min per day or 3x/week depends on how you can tolerate it. On the second week of doing this, skin is very dry but mites gone.

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Posted by Gabriélle (A.) on 12/14/2020
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Hello Earth Clinic,

Over the months I have been learning how to irradiate scabies. Yesterday I found your site.

This has been my routine (up until now) with no significant effects, maybe slightly worse:


  • Daily Supplements - 1st in morning pre pro biotic & aloe Vera powder
  • NAC & other supplements Vit C 7,500 mg etc
  • Daily Clothing in ziplock labelled day week leave in 10days
  • Daily Permethrin on itch spots - night and day yes
  • Daily Laundromat - 30min and leave sit in heat 15min longer
  • Mats that cover Floor all bedding and towel
  • Daily Spray - Kleen Green benches steering wheel surfaces and van floor
  • Weekly - Clip nails often
  • Weekly - Permethrin weekly
  • Weekly - Head - ivermectin or Permethrin mixed with 1/2 the quantity of conditioner
  • 3 weekly Moxidectin 1/2 dose ? Full (neurotoxin)similar to ivermectin a stronger version

If anyone can suggest another treatment, please do so. Thank you.

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Posted by MissM (New York) on 12/06/2020

If in scalp I forgot to mention.

Try this blend borax powder, d - earth, neem powder. Get a powder shaker from Amazon and dust your hair a scalp. put shower cap on and wear as long as possible.

I had mites from somewhere, and did take ivermectin. My doctor said its one of the safer drugs out there and has long history.

It does work, two doses three weeks apart to kill baby mites.

Now any of these treatments will not work if you don't launder your pillow case and sheets with borax hot water and high heat. Same with combs, brushes, towels. You have to be a maniac.

Yes, a pinch of borax in water helps too with neem powder capsules NOT the liqud which is not safe to take that is only for putting on skin, or in shampoo. It stinks as bad as coal tar shampoos.

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Posted by Christina (Sydney) on 12/05/2020

Same here, I am in my second year of misery, hope you are well by now.

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Posted by Maribel (usa) on 12/04/2020


could you please tell me how did you use the enzyme base product?

any update from your scabies health crisis?

did you completely eradicate them from your skin?

thank you and may God bless you and all your loved ones.

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Posted by MissM (New York ) on 12/03/2020

Try adding neem oil half a tsp to shampoo and conditioner.

Neem is effective against bugs. Warning it is stinky so use a shampoo with scent. I use a natural citrus shampooo as citrus oils are anti bug.

Additonally take neem capsules. The oil is toxic internally but not capsules. Also buy d-limonene capsules. Orange oil is used against bugs. I used both of these recent bout of some kind of mite and eradicated problem.

You can also try Diatomaceous earth. Use as a mud pack on scalp. Most bugs hate it. You can also dust your scalp with it, then wear a shower cap over it at night.

I also found dog shampoos with Peroxide, Micronized Sulfur and Salicylic Acid very effective. I used one from Pet MD. It is unscented, and gets into hair follicles and scalp well! With shampoos you can add neem, tea tree, sulphuric etc. leave on as long as you can then rinse.

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Posted by Christina (Sydney) on 12/02/2020

Been trying everything as well for the last 16 months, I got them on a holiday to Hamilton island, well hope you're cured, I am going to try dmso with peroxide next, I found daily applications of sulphur mixed with lotion very helpful, I just cannot get them out of my scalp. Good luck.

Neem and Tea Tree
Posted by Jalo (St. Maarten) on 11/22/2020
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Here is what I did that works, because bleach, borax, turmeric, onion and vinegar are way too harsh to apply on skin.

ORDER>> Neem oil and Tea Tree online (100% cosmetic grade).

GO TO>> grocery store an buy unrefined extra virgin coconut oil, buy several bottles of fabric disinfectant spray, medicated body soap and Sulfur shampoo. GO TO>> Beauty store and buy Eucalyptus oil, Peppermint oil, Rosemary oil. GO TO>> Natural food store and buy African Black soap with Tea Tree.

First>> strip bedding, wash with bleach. Spray fabric disinfectant on coach, chairs, carpet, Car seat

NEXT>> Shower with sulfur shampoo, medicated soap and african black soap. leaving soaps on body for 5 or 10 minutes with water off.

THEN>> Apply coconut oil, Eucalyptus and peppermint oils

REPEAT next day, soaps, shampoo, coconut and peppermint oils.

WHEN Neem oil arrives, apply that.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Gloria (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on 10/27/2020

What was she referring to when she said 50/50 peroxide and borax? What is in this and how much?what does 50/50 mean?

EC: Hi Gloria,

She is referring to Ted's remedy on our mange page.

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Posted by Art (California) on 10/04/2020 1464 posts


Have you tried clove oil in vodka and used as a spray? Lavender oil with peppermint oil in vodka applied as a spray may also be helpful. All three of these oils are considered helpful for detering these mites.


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Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 10/04/2020

NOEL, ORH here, I got mites several years ago and nothing worked until I read that hi heat will kill them. Put all clothes a bedding in a plastic bag and washed in high heat. I have a sauna and got in it twice a day at 160 degrees. You right in that you can kill the adults and the eggs re-infect you. Thus it takes time to get them all. I was corresponding with a guy in England and he killed his with a Rife Machine. Scabies and mites are both parasites. Heat will kill them. I also had a ointment that I coated my skin with to prevent then from getting oxygen. When I get into trouble, I throw the kitchen sink at the problem and sometimes do not know what solved my problem. Just know that you must keep you clothing and bedding in plastic bag and wash daily in hot, hot water. ====ORH====