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Scabies - Contagious skin burrowing insect Natural eradication and healing
Scabies is an affliction originally suffered mostly by sheep farmers and is caused by a minute insect (sarcoptes scabei) which burrows under the skin and lays its eggs which then hatch and cause acute irritation and itching.
It is very contagious and these days is often present in the warmth of the changing rooms of gyms, swimming pools and dance studios .
Conventional medicine uses creams which have the unfortunate effect of damaging the skin as they need to be used regularly.
Essential oils are often used in combination with Garlic capsules which will get rid of the mites.
Lavender and Rosemary are very effective when used in baths but a simple cream can be made up (Helmerich’s Ointment) using Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Lavender , Lemon and Peppermint.
To make the cream use the following formula:
40 grams Almond Oil
10 grams Beeswax
40 grams of Rosewater
7 drops each of Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oil
The cream should be applied twice each day to the itching area.
Do not use Cinnamon Bark essential oil as it will cause irritation.
Do not use Cinnamon Leaf or Clove in the bath water.
Once the mites have been cleared the skin will be dry and flaky (worse if conventional medicine has been used) At this stage use Benzoin, Lavender, Myrrh and Neroli in either Avocado or Argan oil massaged on to repair the damaged skin.
Great attention to hygiene must be adhered to as the mites live in bedding and clothes (particularly wool) and must be washed at as high temperature as possible.
Bedding should be wiped down with a blend of Camphor and Lavender in alcohol (you can use Vodka) and anything else that can’t be washed.
Please don’t skip this stage as re-infestation can occur to the extent that clothing and bedding have had to be burnt.
Another effective but cheap solution is to use volcanic sulphur soap which will kill the mites and their eggs. It may be a little harsh on sensitive skin and once the mites are eradicated apply Argan or Rose Hip oil several times a day.
- As we get older we can suffer wrinkles, dry and oily skin conditions. Try some great natural remedie
wrinkles are caused as we become older and the skin loses its elasticity also by overexposure to the sun. This can be helped with a combination of essential oils and certain carrier oils. In addition various herbs, vitamins, minerals and trace elemen
Head lice or nits biting insects that live on your skin
- Head Lice (or Nits) Rid hair and scalp of these nasty insects with essential oils.
Head lice respond well to treatment with essential oils Blend will kill lice and allow them and the eggs to be combed out. Using the right carrier oil can repair damaged skin also. Sulphur soap has also been used but can cause eye irritation.
© 2012 Peter Geekie