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Treatment of Scabies with Essential Oils

Scabies: 

Scabies is caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin, causing extreme itchiness. left untreated, open sores and infection can develop. Because scabies is extremely contagious, all members of the family should be treated as soon as an infestation is discovered. The itching typically continues for two to four weeks after treatment has concluded. If symptoms recur or worsen, contact your doctor, as you may need a stronger treatment to eradicate the mites.

Peppermint Salve: 

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Peppermint essential oil kills scabies while relieving itching and burning that accompanies the parasites. This treatment may be too harsh for those with sensitive skin, in which case the tea tree essential oil remedy should be used instead.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and peppermint essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area.
  3. Repeat this treatment 1 to 3 times a day for 3 days.

Tea Tree-Lavender Spritz: 

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Tea tree essential oil typically kills scabies within two to three days, and lavender essential oil helps promote healing.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle, fitted with a spray top, add the lavender and tea tree essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the blend onto the affected area.
  3. Repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times a day for 2 to 3 days.
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