Tea Tree Oil For Scabies—Can It Work?

Tea tree oil is an effective remedy for a range of skin diseases including scabies. The oil is extracted from Melaleucaalternifolia, a shrub like a plant which contains several antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. From acne prone skin, eczema, psoriasis, skin tags to chicken pox, tea tree oil is a promising treatment for a range of health conditions. In fact, it is a safe natural alternative to medications and harsh chemicals found in cosmetic skin care products.

Tea Tree Oil For Scabies

Can tea tree oil help soothe scabies?

Yes, it can. Given that tea tree oil contains antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, it can kill the responsible mites.

Tea Tree Oil for Scabies is backed by Scientific Researches

Although there haven’t been any significant studies examining the tea tree oil effects for scabies, some studies indicate that the oil may work for scabies.

Some  studies found that tea tree oil is an effective treatment for common human and animal infestations like white fly, sheep lice, and head lice.

According to one study, tea tree oil can eliminate head lice within an hour and eggs within five days at varying concentrations. Yeah, lice are different from scabies mites. However, the study concludes that tea tree oil may help to heal other parasitic infections, including scabies.

Another research examined the scabies mites taken from human skin. Outside of the body, a 5% solution of tea tree oil was more effective at killing the mites than traditional medications. Many scabies creams like Dr. Scabies contain tea tree oil to heal the scabies signs.

But there’s a Catch….

Tea tree oil has its own limitations when it comes to healing scabies. It only kills unprotected and vulnerable scabies mites. It may not work in case of having deeply burrowed mites as well as unhatched mite eggs.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Scabies?

Method No. 1: Tea Tree Oil with Essential Oil

  • Dilute the 10 drops of tea tree oil with 1 drop of essential oil of your choice (which can be olive oil).
  • Apply this oil mixture to the affected areas of the skin.
  • Massage the area for 2-3 minutes so that the oil is absorbed by the skin. Repeat the remedy twice a day.

Method No. 2: Tea Tree Oil with Witch Hazel

  • Take 2 tbsp. of tea tree oil and mix it with 100 ml witch hazel
  • Apply this oil mixture to the affected areas of the skin.
  • Massage the area for 2-3 minutes so that the oil is absorbed by the skin. Repeat the remedy twice a day.

Method No. 3: Tea Tree Oil in Cold Compress

The cold compress helps minimize inflammation and give relief from pain altogether. Here is a method.

  • Soak a towel in a cup of cold water. Wring to remove excess water and compress it against on your affected skin for 10 minutes.
  • Mix 4 drops of tea tree oil and 1 tbsp. of olive oil together. After taking the compress, apply this mixture to the affected parts.

So this is how tea tree oil can be effective for scabies and how to use it. As we have mentioned earlier that tea tree oil may not help with severe scabies. In this case, you can use Dr. Scabies cream that is infused with the goodness of tea tree oil, sulfur, coconut oil and chamomile to give you complete relief from scabies.

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