As scabies starts to become more of a problem around the world, and mites in certain areas become resistant to the prescription treatments, more and more studies are being done into the natural treatments available to kill this wicked little mite.
Clove oil has been consistently coming out as the top contender.
This study of essential oils showed that using clove oil for scabies was more effective than any other essential oil.
This study showed that clove oil was 100% effective at killing scabies mites, but more importantly, it was also 100% at killing permethrin resistant mites, which will be the real problem in years to come.
Does clove oil kill scabies? The answer is yes. It works.
How to use clove oil for scabies treatment
Using clove oil for scabies can be done in various ways. It is important to be careful with clove oil (and most essential oils) as they are extremely potent and can be damaging if not diluted properly with creams or carrier oils first.
Here are some of the more effective ways to use clove oil for scabies:
Add some clove oil to a warm bath
Bathing is a great way to get essential oils into the skin, and one of the easier (and safer) ways for using clove oil for scabies.
Fill up a warm bath to cover up to the shoulders. Add 5-6 drops of clove oil and soak in the bath for around 20 minutes. It also helps to add some other essential oils that are also proven to kill scabies, two of the better ones being tea tree oil and palmarosa oil. I also like to add some epsom salts and some coconut oil, as both are very good for the health of your skin.
Add some clove oil to your moisturizer
Also be sure to moisturize the skin during and after scabies treatments. To use clove oil for scabies with a moisturizer, simply add a drop of clove oil to a handful of moisturizing cream. Be sure to dilute this quite well, as clove oil is very strong on the skin and can burn. I’d recommend just 1-2 drops for a full handed scoop of moisturizing cream.
Use clove oil in your anti-scabies body mask
The treatment I used when I treated my scabies was a full body mask of natural anti-scabies treatments. It contained clove oil, neem oil, tea tree oil, plus some other carrier oils and powders. I would recommend using this daily during your scabies treatment. For a full recipe and instructions on how to use it, you can check out my guide by clicking here.
Looking for clove oil? This is the brand I recommend. Good luck!