Natural Remedies

Natural Approaches for Scabies: Exploring Effective Remedies

on Apr 07, 2023| Modified on May 24, 2023
Neem, Coconut, Clove and Tea Tree Oils
Posted by Chrissy (QLD) on 05/24/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Neem, coconut, clove and tea tree oils for scabies

I tried everything, nothing killed the scabies and made them come out of my skin like the neem, coconut, clove and tea tree oils. Probably thousands of tiny salt like shards came out of my skin everywhere - even where I wasn't itchy. It is extremely important to slather it in on every inch of your body multiple times a day until you stop feeling them. It takes about 10 minutes of massaging to really notice. So disgusting but so happy they are gone.

Mix neem and coconut oil 50/50 and then add about 5 drops each of tea tree and clove per tablespoon of neem and coconut. You'll need about 6 tablespoons to liberally cover yourself. The oils are what brings them to the surface. They are dead when they come out.

I did it for two weeks every day and then slowed down but still do it every now and then to make sure

I spent hundreds on different treatments and was at my wit's end and this was the solution. Ruined my hair and put so much toxic crap on myself over 8 months - the worst. Lost so much sleep, avoided people and activities

Borax and Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
Posted by MTCO (Brisbane, Australia) on 05/21/2023

Neem powder is pretty good for that too. make up a nice mixture to stick, and cover with plastic to keep it moist, for fifteen minutes or so. maybe longer. do not let it dry on your skin though!

Powdered Sulfur, Vaseline
Posted by Luann (Indiana) on 05/20/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Sulfur is the cure for scabies! Into a small bowl I mixed four level tablespoons of yellow sulfur powder with about three tablespoons of baby oil until smooth and then I added one large 15 oz plastic jar of Vaseline or some call it petroleum jelly and I stirred this together very well with a small spoon. When it was well Incorporated I put it back into the Vaseline plastic container and yes it all fit nicely. I set this on my bathroom sink and twice a day morning and night I smeared this on my body and rubbed it in well. I even put it in my hair and covered my pillow with the towel so I wouldn't stain it and slept very well that night, no itches no crawling. The next morning I took a shower with sulfur bar soap and even my hair. I had to wash my hair several times and yes it was a gooey mess but who cares as long as it's killing these things right? This stuff works miracles and from then on I've put it on twice a day and it said to do it for one week. You do not have to wash it off only once a day if you feel like it and I think this was key into killing them bastards. I kept myself covered with it and yes you can leave the house and you can't see it on you nor did I smell it. Anyway this stuff will kill it and this is how you make a sulfur ointment. That's what this stuff is called. Before that I used body lotion with the sulfur but it did not work the same as using Vaseline and it did not kill them therefore this is why I went to making the sulfur ointment using Vaseline. Just makes your skin feel great also.

Borax and Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
Posted by john (California) on 05/17/2023
5 out of 5 stars

A quarter cup of borax and half a cup of apple cider vinegar in the hottest bath water you can stand soaking yourself, submerging your head and rubbing this thoroughly through your hair, scalp and and your groin area. Soaking it for at least 10 minutes will greatly reduce itch and symptoms of this horrible unseen pest.

Clove Oil, Coconut Oil +
Posted by Cici (London ) on 05/11/2023

Hi, thanks so much for sharing what worked for you. How long did you use this routine and can I ask which tea tree face wash you used please?

White Vinegar
Posted by Luann (Indiana) on 05/05/2023

I wrote this earlier post thinking that the four to one water mixed with clear white vinegar was the answer but I guess it just wasn't strong enough or else we didn't use it long enough but I figured it didn't work after writing this post. So we tried many other things over the past several months which seem to help for a little bit few days and then no they quit working. Orange oil was a great help but not the answer or the cure for my husband and I and so I wound up rethinking about the clear white vinegar and decided to use it straight and not mixing it with water. I put the clear white 5% vinegar straight into a tall plastic spray bottle and used it three times yesterday and so did my husband, head to toe working it well into our scalps. Just try not to breathe it in cuz it will take your breath away and don't get it into your eyes because it will burn and if you do rinse it out very well with water is what I did. But we did it three times yesterday and we slept so well last night, first time in a long time and we both woke up to our skin being fairly clear which surprised me because we had these damn scabies mites from head to toe and we both had severe righteous to the point that they felt so sore and I mean large patches of them everywhere. After put spraying this vinegar on us we rubbed it in well with our hands and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes while keeping it wet and after that we got in the shower and rinsed off using no soap. These bugs came out by the droves, meaning there was a lot of them that just rolled off of us into the shower and down the drain. It really kills these things and I read that it removes their exoskeletons killing the adults and the eggs and everything in between. The other post on here from Harry mentioned that he had scabies on his back and he wet a paper towel with plain clear white vinegar and applied it to his back and it killed them. My husband and I have these things from the head to toe and we've had them for quite a while so I'm thinking that the way it killed them yesterday and the way we feel this morning, we may be completely rid of these things in 3 to 4 days and I truly believe this is the answer to killing them. I don't know if your skin can take straight vinegar or not but we gave it a try and yes it did burn for a few minutes after applying it, especially where the bugs were in their tunnels / rashes and I think the little bastards were in their kicking their heels up dying LOL. So anyway the morning of the second day which is right now I feel nothing crawling, nothing itching me and I feel like I don't even have them but we are going to do this for the next few days and hopefully they will be dead, feels like they're already dead.

Epsom Salts
Posted by Jim (Oregon) on 05/03/2023
5 out of 5 stars

The rosin salt has been really working for me, I have had two baths over two nights and I can tell a difference.

Bleach and Water
Posted by Michelle (San Antonio TX) on 04/27/2023

Not nessisarily. If the housekeeper does a proper job of vacuuming and cleaning then there should be no trace. Bed is changed and most hotels have covers on all pillows.they sanitize and wipe down the bathtub and counters and all surfaces. If that was the case house keepers would catch it left and right. Plus he mentioned that he treated himself before leaving and waited 12 hours before that point the live bugs are dead and reinfection is the only concern.

Posted by Cam (Decatur, GA) on 04/06/2023

Hi, do you still think niacin is what did the trick for you in curing your scabies? I can't find any info about it at all, so I wonder where you got the idea/info that led you to this. Thinking about trying it, but....

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Anna (KY) on 04/03/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered with a terrible case of scabies for six weeks many years ago. After 3 dermatologists and many useless creams, I found a recommendation for food-grade DE. I cautiously applied it to my skin, careful not to inhale any dust which can be harmful to lungs and keep away from eyes. I went to sleep, wearing only the DE, on a sheet laid out on the floor (I was that exhausted from the laundry, cleaning bedding, and constantly cleaning the bed itself.) To my enormous relief, I woke up without the itching I had worried would literally drive me insane if it continued to intensify. In eight hours, I was cured, and no more scabies. Just a bit more cleaning to do, but with joy!

Posted by Gigi (Los Angeles. California) on 03/30/2023

Hi!! I know you posted this years ago!! Can you tell me was the tablet you took for 500mg of niacin? Seems like "recommended" dose is 30-50 mg... but sounds like this is to push the scabies to the surface of the skin? Did you then also use something to kill them on the skin? Thanks so much

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Marge (Az) on 03/19/2023

Can you please provide exactamouts/measurements of ingredients? I have no experience w borax or peroxide, so am ignorant of customary uses/practices. Your help would be appreciated!

EC: See this page for info:

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I got rid of my battle with scabies and they never returned. I put Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth all over my body at bedtime. I did it 3 nights and they never came back. Make sure it is Food Grade.

Best of luck


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Michelle (San antonio, tx) on 03/04/2023

May I suggest leaving your house for 3 days.4 to be sure the bugs all die off in your home.that way u can focus more on your owm treatment and less on cleaning out the house from them.i did it and it really helped alot.we have me my husband, 2 kids, 2 animals so u can see how the mites can add up fast learking around the house.iv gotten so that I can feel if one gets on when I came home I felt the difference.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Jean (Anderson, SC) on 03/03/2023

3/3/2023 After 3rd outbreak, duscovered this site. Soak was great help. took step further and made "mud bath" paste of 1 cup diatomaceous earth, 2Tblsp Borax powder, 2 Tblsp hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup warm water plus additional warm water slowly added to make brownie thick paste. sitting in dry tub/shower covered body hairline to toes with thin coating of mud avoiding eyelids and lips. let dry 30 minutes then showed off. repeated daily while continuing recomnended household cleaning and sanitation practices. Legs, arms and face totally clear after a week. continued daily "mud bath" another week to be sure any eggs hatching or nymphs were killed off. hope this gets a view. diemateous earth kills scabies and insects and is recommended as carpet treatment but inhaling dust not good. tying up diatomaceous earth in water based paste is the key.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Leon (London uk) on 02/20/2023

Hi All,

What grade or % peroxide should I use? Also mix ratios please. I am struggling to get rid of scabies.

EC: 3% Drugstore. Please read the recipe on the Dog Mange page in the pets section:

Posted by Ellen (GA) on 01/25/2023

When you are treating yourself for SCABBIES as well as other bugs, You also have to treat your house, car, clothes, and anywhere you have been....sit, sleep, etc. You have to treat anywhere the eggs have transferred to....floor. I hear Sulfur can be good for doing this. Look up how to do this. It sounds like you treated yourself and then got reinfected by your surroundings.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Rodney (London, England ) on 01/23/2023

50% borax and 50% Peroxide, Mixed and applied neat or in a bath?

Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 01/22/2023

Hi Lee, I had scabies once..

I used Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth ONLY use plastic spoon.

Sprinkle all over your body. Next day same thing, 3rd day they where gone for me. You may have to do longer,

Good luck Lee

Posted by Lee (Irvine, CA) on 01/20/2023

Did you only take 500 mg per day? Do you think it's ineffective if one doesn't experience the flushing? I ask because after 3 days of use, my body doesn't flush anymore...maybe due to acclimation...

Bleach and Water
Posted by Sam (Memphis, TN) on 12/29/2022

Hi I was wondering how to keep the non-chlorine bleach from bleaching everything when u use it.

Red Lavender Tincture
Posted by Sandi (Portland Oregon UDA) on 12/18/2022

Melissa, where did you buy your red lavender tincture oil.. How did you use it for scabies?? Is it still available anywhere? Please answer if you get this email. I know your post was a long time ago. Thanks in advance, Sandi

Clove Oil
Posted by Jeanne (bc) on 12/14/2022

Thank you for your recipe. I believe you have found the right strength of clove oil to carrier oil to work. I am going to try this immediately. God bless you too.

General Feedback
Posted by Reina (USA) on 12/05/2022

I stumbled onto psorinum in another group for sarcoptic mites. I asked a homeopathic doctor about it and they said that psorinum is like a polycrest remedy in that it can bring out other issues that you have either going on or were not active in your body. Do you know anything about that? I wouldn't think 30C or 30X potency would have that action. I have been dealing with mites of some sort for over 2 years. I have tried sulfur soaps and creams, using borax in the laundry, calendula gel or cream, coconut oil, colloidal silver soap, gel, and spray, chlorhexidine soap, neem shampoo and bar soap (yukky), homeopathic Lycopodium 200C, homeopathic sulfur 200C, Epsom salts, and I am now trying essential oils. I mix coconut oil with menthol, coconut oil with oregano oil, tea tree oil and menthol, and am have some minor successes with the essential oils and also Epsom salts. I purchased some psorinum awhile ago and have that and other potencies. If it works that fast ...???!!! Can you share more of your experience with it? Please?

White Vinegar
Posted by Luann (Indiana) on 11/23/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Yeah, your are very smart to use the vinegar, whether is the apple cider vinegar kind or the plain clear white vinegar 5% kind, they both work to get rid of scabies. It is a cheap way to heal yourself. I mixed it 4 to 1 ratio in an old clean plastic milk jug with lid, with 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts warm water, doubled this in the jug and shook it up. Got into the shower and rinsed myself with plain warm water at first to open my pores, then shut the shower off and poured the contents of the milk jug all over me. Sometimes I put some first on a clean terry wash cloth and hit the itchy places well, just don't scrub it in, lightly go over the itchy spots to get it into their tunnels/bite holes in you skin. Then I poured the rest of the jug from top of my head/hair all the way down covering the whole body. Close your eyes because it will burn your eyes if it gets in them, which it did mine twice at the corners. I just wiped my eyes off with the towel and went on rubbing this into my body. Got out and did not towel dry but put the towel on your wet hair and let the body air dry. If you have a hair dryer use that to blow the itchy places where the mites and their eggs are and I kept my dryer on high heat and gently held it to the itchy spots as long as I could stand it to heat them mites/eggs up to where it would kill them. Some will come out immediately the first or second day you do this as they hate it. Heat will kill them as well as the vinegar. I gave them the old one two and they died over the course of a the vinegar will burn the first couple of minutes after putting it on but not real bad. I got brave the third day and put just the plain vinegar on it with a cotton ball and rubbed the remaining itchy spots with this. Not bad, not bad, I could stand it but others may have to proceed slower with this method than I did. I am almost a seventy year old woman and this worked for me and my husband. I did this vinegar water shower 4 times the first day, then 3 times the following day, then 2 times each day there after until cured. Took a week or so for the both of us to be cured, and may I say we had tried everything under the sun to cure us and who would of thought that plain old vinegar and water would do the trick? But by gosh it worked for us. Oh, plus I put the white vinegar in a spray bottle and I spray it over the mattress/sheet, chairs we sit in, the carpets/floors, the toilet lid, door handles, light switches, places that we touch daily. Also never wear the same clothing more than a day, night clothes included, put them in a laundry basket and in the hot dryer for thirty minutes, then they are ready to wear again, unless they are soiled, then wash in a hot water with a half cup of borax, remember hot water, hot clothes dryer and a hot hairdryer kills these little critters. I also put our blankets, comforter and pillows into the clothes dryer daily for thirty minutes, hot as the dryer goes too. And I know this is a lot of trouble to get rid of these mites but it is worth it to do it all and do it good if you want them to be gone from you and your home but just do it. This is war with them things so give them the boot out of your life. I was amazed at how fast this vinegar water worked on them and the next day my body looked so much better and felt better too...and my husband did this with me and he was so surprised to see how his body looked even just the next morning after doing the four vinegar/water showers that first day. I also put this stuff in a spray bottle to use on our bodies, plus put the plain vinegar straight after the third day on my itchy parts and what a relief it was. So, not telling you to do this because I am not a doctor and you travel at your own risk but you may be surprised to see how amazing this stuff really is and I hope this post helps others. Let's clobber these little beasts. LOL God bless you!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Ezad (Kuala Lumpur) on 11/15/2022

Hi how long do you spend in the sauna?

Clove Oil, Coconut Oil +
Posted by Robert Ston (Fl) on 11/08/2022

Hi Lynn, How did you survive so long with this miserable thing? Are you totally cured now?

Bitter Melon
Posted by Kerry (United Kingdom ) on 10/10/2022

Hi Imogen, do you remember what strength the tablets were that you took 2 times a day.

Washing Soda
Posted by Ann (TX) on 10/06/2022

Where do you get the sulphur shampoo. I tried Natursil sulfur/lavender soap but it didn't help that much. This sometimes drives me crazy.

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Gabrielle (NSW sydney) on 10/01/2022

Did you find out the name for that purple powder 🙏

EC: Gentian Violet.

Contracting Scabies
Posted by stephen (central florida) on 09/03/2022

I did not have scabies. I took a new cat that I just brought home, to the vet for her first visit. The vet told me my new cat has scabies. My cat came with SCABIES that, they can't get, hum interesting that an animal that can't get scabies has scabies, that it can't get, interesting how false old wives tales contradict the truth. Then the dogs got checked. The vet said the medicine I give will kill scabies in both cats and dogs. Now it's my turn to go to my Dr. to get rid of my scabies infection. Thanks cat her name is barnett. She is a barn cat no more rats in the garage thanks barny love you girl.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Haley (Atlanta Georgia) on 08/20/2022

I want to add a little to the T cell auto immune destructive response you mentioned. I have had a terrible time with my skin reactions causing sudden and unhealing permanent wounds that I constantly have to dig into and remove the little mite islands and tunnel systems that masquerade as new skin cell scar type tissue. The salacylic acid I figured out as I desperately dug through my garage and under the sinks of my home searching for something I felt I could tolerate in open wounds that the mites could not.

One new thing I've added in a revelation to the newest revised routine I'm practicing is implementing very religious vitamin and mineral daily supplements. I personally am terribly anemic so the blood attracts the mites and every paper cut or mosquito bite ends up a giant crater hosting a permanent bug festival. Iron and all the associated letter vitamins required for it's absorption seems to be changing the game in it's department of boosting my body's metabolic and hematologic functions and leading to actual healing of some long standing wounds. The prenatal vitamin is my personal choice for it's very complete coverage of vitamins and minerals we all require daily and many of us, without even realizing, have been lacking for longer than we have had buggy troubles. I suggest a long with the topical, and oral pharmaceutical methods used daily, make sure to add your super vitamins and skin health supplements such as vitamin c, callogen, and calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Our skim is the first line of defense and seems to be the weakest link in the forces we have to combat the bugs that Satan sends. Research the tissue and blood cell support elements as well as your immune health boosters. A nutritionist or dietician may be able to help a ton by getting comprehensive blood levels of every vitamin mineral etc you currently have, and show you the exact points of deficiency or lacking.

Lastly I want to throw this little bit in: I personally had to stop the antibacterial soap cleansing of my skin because I learned that prehistoric people did not struggle with this disease due to their healthy skin flora. There are so many bacteria and microscopic helpers that are also bugs and live on us without us ever realizing the defense they provide by eating and eliminating a ton of things that are a potential threat to us as well as their happy home in our pores. When we systematically remove these helpers, it's very hard to ever get that back. I'm going to do a bit of research on that note. Im now on a mission of possible clay, or volcanic ash mud type skin therapies that can reintroduce good bugs into my skin microbiome and hopefully give me an advantage over the rapid repopulations I see daily. Basics is the key I'm thinking as of late. Nature and dirt is all people had b4 modern chemistry and the bugs were never heard of till recent times. I'm gonna focus on that concept for now to keep me busy and not crazy!!

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 08/19/2022 10 posts

Well if they're crawling in your bed and biting you you know it's SCABIES!

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 08/19/2022 10 posts

Yes it works now their in my living room I use DE that powder . My bedroom is a war room I'm at ends meet. I have to take all my clothes out of drawers in a bag and put outside I'm in Alabama and it's been raining a lot they hate the heat I need sunshine to do this. If you had them on your skin they will get into your bed. OMG! THATS WHEN I REALIZED THEY WERE ALL IN MY BEDROOM! I CANT SLEEP IN MY BED ANYMORE UNTIL I GET THAT OLD BOX SPRING OUT I GET IT OUR WITH A TARP THE PIWDER IS ALL OVER MY ROOM ALL CRACKS AND CREVICES MY MATTRESS WAS ALREADY ENCLOSED WITH A PLASTIC MATTRESS COVER. IT'S BEEN OVER A WEEK NOW.I SLEEP ON TH LOVE SEAT. NOW I BELIEVE THEIR IN THIS ALSO! GOD HELP US PLEASE 🙏🏼

Clove Oil
Posted by Alice (Finland) on 08/17/2022

Guys thanks so much for all these posts, I had to laugh at "I just started crying, and mind you I'm a grown man" because I can 100% empathise. I was about to go hari Kiri over here but instead will get my boyfriend to pick up as much clove, tea tree, and orange oil as he can carry. No time for a doctor as I know exactly what this is, having had it before and am kicking myself for not having recognised the symptoms earlier. I guess the repeated saunas mitigated the effects but last night I felt the bites and was like noooooooooo. I dont was this deactivated earth is but I will simply try sticking everything including our mattress, armchair, shoes, clothes etc in the sauna at 90° for 30 minutes, if any of those bastards survive that kind of heat, they probably deserve to live and 10 points for effort. But yeah, hopefully not. My question is, how long do we apply the clove oil for?? Like a week? I read the Australian study also, that said clove oil has a kill rate of 100% after 15 minutes, but they didn't specifically if this means repeated applications. Also I will Clingfilm the car seats. Good call. And thanks again for the advice and the morale!

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 08/13/2022

I know this question wasn't directed at me, but I also use D.E. as you do, or at least, I did; it took care of the problem.

I used D.E. and dry-rubbed it in. When using it on infections, rashes, etc., I have found that the wonderful, miraculous D.E. clings to areas where its needed, and falls off where its not. I do this first and then I hop in the shower.

(And don't worry, the D.E. doesn't ever attain the consistency of clay to clog your drains. Its too powdery for that.)

I do plan on buying, I think they're called "dry-scrub brushes" for dry rubbing before a shower, which I hear is good anyways. But for now, my hands do just fine.

Blessed healing to you.

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Janet (FL) on 08/12/2022

How long did you leave the spray on your body? Did you take a shower afterwards or just dry off with a towel or just let it soak in? I just tried it as well and I kept it on for just a couple minutes cause I didn't know how it would react on my body so then I rinsed off with hot water.

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 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?

Essential Oils
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
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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 10 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 10 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 10 posts

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

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 04/26/2021 10 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 10 posts

Where do you get liquid ivermectin?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 04/24/2021 10 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 10 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 :)