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).
This is the tea tree oil I recommend.
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.
This is the neem oil I recommend (click here).
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.
This is the clove oil I recommend (click here).
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.
This is the moisturizer I recommend.
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.
Can you use your Scabies killer moisturizer on your scalp and face? If so, should you leave it on for the same amount of time/cycle as you described for general skin application?
Thanks Jon, for all of your help in dealing with ongoing threat to everyone’s quality of life.
As I mentioned in the guide it’s important to test it first, because essential oils can provoke allergies/skin reactions in some people. So put a little bit on your face and arm/leg, leave it there for a while. If you don’t react then you can go ahead and apply it everywhere. Although scabies on the face is very rare.
Can I use this on a 2 year old and 4year old?
I can’t give you medical advice, but if it were my kids what I would do is test a little bit first on their arm, leave it for an hour or two. If they don’t react then I would apply it to the rest of their body, but not leave it on too long (maybe 30 mins or so). Also I would maybe leave out the clove oil as it’s very strong and can burn.
very good common volum measurement appreciated
What is safe for cats you do not mention cats
Antoinette Carlson says
Just like the others, I am so grateful to find you and your instructions on the web. Thank you for all of your work! ! ! I have been dealing with this since first of April and I am so tired of it. I have read and watched youtube for at least 60 hours. It took me a while to find you and read through. I just realized that I missed this moisturizer recipe. I am excited to add this to my day tomorrow.
My husband and I have done the permethrin and now are doing your paste daily. We did not have the neem powder so I added diatomaceous earth instead. I cannot tell how well anything is working yet. I am very itchy.
I have been looking for a discussion on what to expect after the permethrin and your paste is applied. It seems that I am on the road to recovery. I pray a lot and I speak to this mountain of pestilence. I hope I do not need the ivermectin .
In all of the researching, I do not find a discussion about the two weeks following permethrin…… What is happening? I go back and forth between “this is going forward ” and “what if I missed one of those buggers?” I have concluded tha I just have to walk out the next ten days or so to see….. Is that right?
PS. When you apply the paste, do you let it sit or do you massage it all around?
Thank you for your response.
I massage it around to make sure I’m fully covered, then leave it on for 30 minutes or so and then shower it off. The two weeks afterwards you will still have symptoms but mites should be dead. It’s not a fun time, but soldier through!
Laura Nunez says
Can i use the mask and the moisturizer the same day?
Paulette Williams says
My son and I caught every bug known to mankind that live on the body when we moved into an infested apartment 8 years ago. I’ve been hitting them with everything I could find, which wasn’t much until recently. We are going to use your method, since I have everything needed and much more (2 types of alcohol which I am a little hesitant to try right now). How long do you recommend treating with this? I am so, so tired, but have the cleanest house on the planet.
Any advice for applying to broken skin? I am anxious to begin your protocal (thank you so much for this mountain of research and stellar information) but know nothing of applying or not applying to broken skin. This evil has been with me for four years – really sick and tired and so desperate to begin .
Thank you so much
Hard to say. I would say try it on a small patch of skin, if it doesn’t irritate it you can start to apply on more of your body.
as this gentleman explained in the beginning THIS IS WAR! scabies are HOPING you DON’T do nothing so they multiply YOU have to DESTROY them in EVERY WAY! using these creams and watching what i put in my body STOPPED ERADICATED DESTROYED this crap! many times i had broken skin bumps id have scratched that hurted burned through the application of the treatments but i DID IT and it calmed down eventually the point is YOU GOTTA START somewhere it don’t feel good anyway so GET RID OF EM!
Maybe could try an aloe vera and colloidal silver based cream/gel as the base as this will help kill any infection and help heal and soothe the skin at the same time.
Do i really need permethrin?
This blog is great! thank you for sharing especially the natural ways to get rid of this and support the skin.
We got scabies at an AIRBNB place we stayed at recently 🙁
Have been suffering with it for 2 months now and went to see 4 different doctors and the dermatologist several times, because 1st they took 2 biopsies taken out of my lower back and sent off to a lab to have tested took another 2 weeks of waiting while they put me on prednisone, clobetasol creme and lotion, hydroxyzine pills- ALL because they 1st suspected eczema, then the biopsy came back nope- not eczema, so finally after reiterating our story of staying at airbnb’s and never having this horrific itchy, rashy, nightmare its 2 months later and the scabies ARE in our hair and in the hair follicles. * the Hairstylist we go to noticed our necks and scalp immediately and said- Hey guys those are some nasty mite bites! Go see your dermatologist. The dermatologist did NOT like that she did not get our diagnosis right but that the hair stylist did and finally gave in and Rx’d 3mg Ivermectin tablets qty (3), and to put the 5% permethrin creme all over and then repeat only the permethrin creme in 7 days.
** Were’ curious- If Tea Tree Oil and the other essential oils mentioned are Better at getting rid of these monstrous bugs invading our lives, then why go with the Toxic Pharmaceutical route at all?
** We DID get Tea tree oil about a week ago and have been applying it all over the skin and scalp and it helps the itching at first- but then it actually feels like more and more of the mites are coming out and that is when we opened up some Neem oil Powder capsules and started dumping them into our hair and scalp and kind of lightly massaging it around. We have a soap by ‘Himalya Botanique’ that is a natural bar Ingredients says: of coconut oil,cacao seed butter, castor seed oil, neem seed oil and turmeric root.
We are wondering with all of your research and personal experience too, do you think/feel we should still go ahead and take the Pharmaceutical Rx’s of the Ivermectin and Permethrin Cream?
Or just keep using al of the Natural items we listed above?
OR DO both?
This is a nightmare, and we both have very sensitive skin so we want this to be over with quickly.
* SIde note, we have a doggie that is a sensitive breed and cannot take ivermectin herself and wondered ( and our dermatologist did not know)- Do you know or have you ever heard of anyone taking the Ivermectin where they had to have their doggie stay away from them during this treatment or is it safe enough to have pets around while us humans go thru this?
** We would like to get the ingredients you listed for the Mask and the body cream but cannot afford to do it and thought maybe we could use what we have and also the Rx’s.
Thank you for your time, support and feedback 🙂
I think if you can tolerate it then take it. It’s best to hit them all at once with everything. But some studies show tea tree oil etc is enough on its own. It has to be a personal decision in the end.
Nikki Rae says
Tea tree oil is not enough! I have used it for weeks. You guys are right it feels like more are coming out and making you itch. I have been miserable as well for almost 4 years and the only thing that stops my itching is being covered with Harris diamaccaus earth food grade powder which is very messy. I took bleach baths, used white vinegar, clove oil, oregano oil and I just dont know anymore.
I am always researching/reading trying to find a cure. I too have been suffering for four years 4 1/2 years. I wanted to ask if you have ever used lindane? It’s banned in United States but I’ve been thinking of trying it.
I wanted to reach out to you and ask. Maybe we could find something that works between the two of us. Thank you for sharing.
Never tried sorry.
Kleen Green /soak in it for 30 minutes (head too) rinse hair good afterwards
every morning swallow 3 bulbs of garlic every morning/ drink a cup of clove tea
i kept them because i drank beer and vodka from time to time which hatches them more, it’s not just using all of the things jon says but also your diet what you eat like you have to stop eating sugar sodas cakes pies candy bread in most cases as this excites the mites and they grow again so what im doing to FINALLY RID MYSELF of them is i take ivermectrin paste, i drink clove tea with swallowing a few minced garlic bulbs to put in my stomach they hate clove tea and garlic, then i use the mask after i take a 45 minute bath in KLEEN GREEN, i mix clove-eucalyptus-rosemary-neem-tea tree-olive-coconut oils together squeeze out a bit of dry skin lotion and rub this on my skin for bed OR use the mask for bed which ever one is best you just have to have sheets on your bed that you know are for this crap that can be washed everyday … KEEP your floor vacuumed, clean all your chairs and such with KLEEN GREEN or PERMITHERIN you mix in a spray bottle … im DONE with this crap i realized i had to stop drinking vodka and beer for a month or two & ALL sugars to get this crap TOTALLY GONE! it is CONQUERED! I HAVE CONQUERED scabies they are GONE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! thank you thank you thank you thank you SO MOTE IT BE!!!!
So you beat them. Congratulations. I’m homeless and can’t seem to shake them.
Susan Z Rich says
I am a holistic therapist and do counseling and sell holistic health products. Your lotion formula has been a life saver. I got a case of red burrowing cannabis mites (lived in California with a weed grower) I have histamine disease naturally and get infected with a mosquito bite, I was completely polluted before I realized what it was. Dermatologists were clueless, I had to do all the research myself. I also added to your formula the silver gel, diatomaceous and bentonite clay. I also sprinkled my carpets with the diatomaceous (silica) clay and under my mattress. Also found that diluted Method Antibac spray on your sheets and bedclothes kills them and they stay away. What is important is to address the hatching eggs from the inside of the body too. They can stay dormant for two years if you don’t shake them up and kill them. I also take apple cider vinegar chewys and an herbal detox that has the bentonite clay in it. If you have any unhatched eggs under your skin, sooner or later they will hatch. I take a 15 minute detox bath soak 3 times a week with all the above ingredients along with apple cider vinegar. I had them so deep they left ulcer scars and this works. Took me 3 1/2 years to get rid of them. Also had a pest sprayer for a year. They are a prehistoric nightmare.
Thanks so much for this great information.
I’m wondering whether I could add a little turmeric to the homemade scabies cream?
Yes absolutely. Just careful it doesn’t stain your clothes/towels.
What oil can you use instead of the neem, because I am allergic to it? Thank you so much for all the information, been living the nightmare for 4 months.
Make the same mask just leave out the neem. The other ingredients are all scabies killers too.
Thanks for all of the information in your website. I’m going to start using the cream and the mask treatment. I’m taking my 4th dose of ivermectin and have been trying to get rid of scabies for 3 months now. The dermatologist put me on a steroid, which only helped with itching and redness. I really need to kill the mites causing the problem so I’ll try the cream and mask. A biopsy showed eczematous dermatitis but I think part of the problem is scabies/mites biting me and then my body has an allergic reaction so my rash is all over.