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Scabies: Home Treatment With Tea Tree And Clove

Scabies Home Treatment With Tea Tree And Clove

Does tea tree oil or clove oil kill scabies?

Yes, both tea tree oil, and clove oil can kill scabies. They both contain special acaricidal compounds (compounds that kill ticks and mites). Clove oil contains eugenol and tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol. In a study done to compare the effectiveness of essential oils to kill scabies, clove was by far the most effective, being able to kill all scabies mites within 20 minutes, when used topically at only a 1%  concentration. In the same study, tea tree oil was shown to be able to kill all scabies mites, when used topically at a 5% concentration. You can read that study here. On a personal note, I have had more success using tea tree oil.

How do you use tea tree and clove, to treat scabies?

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jar of coconut oil
  1. Measure out one cup of coconut oil.
  2. Add two tablespoons of tea tree oil or clove oil.
  3. Mix it together, until it is a consistent texture.
  4. Rub the mixture over your entire body.

6 Benifits of tea tree and clove for your skin

Reduces pain and itching

Tea tree oil and clove oil, have analgesic properties that numbs pain and itching. Whether the pain and itching is caused by a bug bite, infection, allergy, or scabies, tea tree and clove are known to help relieve the symptoms regardless of the cause.

Speeds up wound healing

If scabies gets bad enough,  it can lead to open wounds that turn into large scabs. Tea tree and clove can help your body heal wounds more quickly. In a 2013 study, researchers compared tea tree oil to other treatments known to speed up wound healing, and tea tree oil out preformed them all. Similar studies have been done for clove.

Fights off skin infections

Clove and tea tree, contain anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral compounds, that help kill off virtually any skin infection. Clove and tea tree have even been shown to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria, like mrsa. If you have an open wound, from a bad scabies infestation, you can use tea tree and clove oil to prevent infections.

Treats dandruff

dandruff can be caused by different things, like dry or oily skin, yeast overgrowth, particularly “malassezia”. Clove and tea tree oil have been shown in research studies to both kill the yeast that causes dandruff, and clear up dry and oily skin. This makes clove and tea tree one of the best, natural treatments, for dandruff.

Relieves skin allergies

Tea tree and clove reduce allergies, mainly by blocking inflammatory cytokines, which are responsible for the rashes and bumps, caused by an allergic reaction. They also reduce allergies by killing of bacteria, viruses, and microbes, which can also trigger an allergic immune response.

Treats acne and eczema

Clove oil and tea tree oil are used by thousands of people as a natural and alternative treatment for all kinds of skin conditions, of which acne and eczema are the most common. They do this in the same way, that they reduce allergies. By blocking inflammation, and killing off, viruses, bacteria, and microbes.

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