First of all, I’d like to say that I’m delighted at the amount of people who have used my “Ultimate Scabies Treatment” with success.
As many of you know, dealing with scabies absolutely drove me crazy, and it led me to reading a stupid amount of science on the subject and ultimately making this website.
I’ve had many message, comments and emails and it’s an awesome feeling to know that I’ve helped so many of you out there, especially knowing what a nightmare it can be!
One thing that people have “complained” about though, is how cumbersome and messy the treatment is.
And I get it.
Standing in the bathtub looking like the Incredible Hulk for 45 minutes every night is not fun at all.
While I was going through scabies, I didn’t care, I was willing to do anything to get rid of those mites. So I didn’t really try to think of a more “efficient” way. However, now that I’ve had time to think about it, I believe I have come up with a less time-consuming treatment, that might be “almost” as effective.
Instead of a scabies body-mask, we’re going to make a scabies cream.
The benefits of this cream will be that you can apply it any time of day, just like a regular moisturizer, unlike the mask which you certainly couldn’t have on during the day or while you sleep.
This will also allow you to be treating scabies 24 hours a day, which should hopefully increase the effectiveness of it.
So let’s get started.
The Anti-scabies Moisturizing Cream:
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tea tree oil – Tea tree oil has been shown to be more effective at killing scabies mites if on the surface of the skin, in some cases more effective than permethrin (study here).
Neem oil – Also known as “nature’s insecticide”, neem is one of the most powerful natural scabies killers we have. A study in India (where scabies is an enormous problem) found that neem mixed with turmeric had an almost 100% cure rate as a scabies treatment.
Clove oil – Clove oil has been shown to kill 100% of scabies mites within 15 minutes of exposure (study here). That is a higher cure rate than both Ivermectin and Permethrin used together! This is the most effective scabies treatment I know of.
Moisturizer – This is going to be the base for our cream. Since our active ingredients are the oils above, all we need is a basic, fragrance-free moisturizer. We will need a nice big tub that’s easy to mix, rather than a bottle.
Anti-scabies body cream recipe:
- 100g of moisturizing cream
- One teaspoon of neem oil per 100g moisturizer
- 6-8 drops of tea tree oil per 100g of moisturizer
- 4 drops of clove oil per 100g of moisturizer
My suggestion when mixing this cream is to not mix it directly into your moisturizer container at first.
Scoop out 100 grams of moisturizer and put it into a tupperware container or bowl (you can guess from the packaging. For example if the moisturizer is 300g, just scoop out approximately one third).
Then, add the oils in the ratios above.
Finally, mix it well with a spoon until you get a smooth, evenly colored mixture.
All these ingredients should cost you around $30 on Amazon.
Testing the cream
The thing about essential oils is they are quite strong, and some people have allergic reactions to them.
Therefore it’s important for you to test the cream.
How do you do this?
First, mix up the cream as in the recipe above. Then, apply it to just one area of your arm or leg. Leave it for 2-3 hours and see if you react.
If you’re clear after 2-3 hours, you should be fine to apply it to the rest of your body.
How to use the scabies cream
Use it just like any other moisturizer!
Simply apply it to your skin and leave it, then reapply every 6-8 hours as your skin absorbs it.
One thing to note is, I don’t recommend keeping it on for 24 hours a day, non-stop.
I would recommend using it for 3 days on 1 day off, or perhaps 18-20 hours per day.
Try and work it into your routine – for example – you could leave it off for 2-3 hours after you shower at night, and then apply it just before you sleep.
Why this scabies cream is effective
As I detailed above, many studies have been done on the effectiveness of these natural treatments. Neem is one of the most well-known natural insecticides we know of, tea tree oil has been used by Aborigines as a natural scabies treatment for decades, and clove oil has been shown in studies to be even more effective than permethrin and ivermectin put together.
By combining all three of these treatments into one, easy-to-use treatment, it will surely be a valuable weapon in your scabies regimen.
Of course, I still recommend using the body mask in my “Ultimate Treatment Plan” whenever possible. That is neem based rather than moisturizer based and while it might feel inconvenient, it’s probably the most powerful treatment you can use today.
Really hope this helps, and wishing you back to health soon.