Scabies is quite distressing. Why? If you have the slightest idea what exactly it is, you won’t ask this question. And if you don’t know, just read on.

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  • What Is Scabies?
  • How To Use Neem Oil For Scabies Treatment

What Is Scabies?

This is an extremely contagious skin disease caused by noxious mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites burrow under your skin, causing rashes that sting like hell. When under your skin, these mites dig tunnels (yes!) And deposit their eggs in them. And this is how the disease spreads throughout your body if it is not treated.

Now you understand why I called it anguishing. But fortunately, there is one thing that can help you get rid of these mites easily. And that is the neem oil. This oil is considered the best for the treatment of mange, since it is natural and good for the skin. 

How To Use Neem Oil For Scabies Treatment

  1. Directly Applying Neem Seed Oil
  2. Neem And Coconut Oil
  3. Neem Oil Bath
  4. Neem Oil Soap
  5. Neem Oil And Turmeric
  6. Neem Oil Balm
  7. Neem Body Mask
  8. Neem Oil And Aloe Vera

In case you have a minor infestation (just in one or two localized spots), or if scabies has just emerged, you may try the following remedies:

1. Directly Applying Neem Seed Oil

What You Will Need
  • Pure neem oil
  • Clean cloth
Method
  1. Wash the affected area with water.
  2. Dab the cloth with neem oil and apply it directly to the spots.
  3. Let it sit for half an hour (or longer, if you wish).
  4. Follow this routine twice daily until the infestation is gone.

Note: You can buy pure neem oil from the market. Or you can extract it from the neem seeds. Crush the seeds and place them in a bag or cloth bag. Hang it over a jar or container (to hold the oil). Add water to the cloth bag (only little by little at a time) and collect the extract in the jar.

2. Neem And Coconut Oil

What You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (unrefined)
  • 1 tablespoon neem oil
Method
  1. Blend the two oils and apply to the affected area.
  2. Let the blend enter the pores and be completely absorbed.
  3. You may leave it on overnight or wash after 30 minutes.
  4. Follow this routine twice daily.

Note: The amount of neem oil should always be double the amount of coconut oil you are using.

3. Neem Oil Bath

What You Will Need
  • 3-4 tablespoons neem oil
  • 2 tablespoons liquid soap

Method
  1. Add the neem oil to the liquid soap and blend well. Let the oil emulsify with the liquid soap.
  2. Add this mixture to a lukewarm bath. The best way is to fill the bathtub and add the mixture.
  3. Soak in it for at least 20 minutes (or longer). This helps in clearing the pervasive infestation.
  4. Follow the routine every day until the mites are gone.
  5. For best results, apply a neem-based moisturizer after bathing.

4. Neem Oil Soap

What You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons neem oil
  • 450 g soap base (use melt and pour soap bases)
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil (you may use tea tree or any other oil)
  • 2 drops food color (optional)
Method
  1. Melt the soap base and the neem oil in separate bowls. (Pure neem oil tends to solidify like coconut oil.)
  2. Mix the oil with the soap base.
  3. Add the essential oil and food color. Blend well.
  4. Pour it into a soap mold or any flexible plastic container.
  5. Let it dry and harden for about an hour.
  6. Take it out and cut into your desired size or shape.
  7. Use the soap at least once a day on the affected area.

Note: Use measuring cups to make this DIY soap.

5. Neem Oil And Turmeric

What You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons neem oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6-7 drops tea tree essential oil

Method
  1. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Apply the paste to the affected area.
  3. Let it sit for at least 20-30 minutes and then wash it off.
6. Neem Oil Balm

What You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons neem oil
  • 40 g shea butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 5-8 drops lavender essential oil
Method
  1. Melt the shea butter in a container. (Hold the bowl over a pot of steaming water and melt the butter).
  2. Add the neem, lavender, and vitamin E oils.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Store it in a jar and apply to the affected area twice daily.

7. Neem Body Mask

What You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoons organic honey
  • 5 tulsi leaves (dried and powdered)
  • 3 tablespoons neem oil

Method
  1. Add the neem oil and powdered tulsi leaves to honey and mix well.
  2. Apply the paste all over the affected area.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
  4. Follow up with a neem-based cream, balm, or moisturizer.

8. Neem Oil And Aloe Vera

What You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon neem oil
  • 2-3 drops clove oil
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste.
  2. Apply the soothing gel all over the affected area.
  3. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off.

As neem is a natural insect repellent, mites generally leave the host’s body in a few days. However, that requires regular use of neem oil. Consult a doctor in case the infestation refuses to disappear and the itching continues to increase.

And, in case you know another way to cure scabies naturally, do not forget to share them with us. Follow us for more tips and DIY hacks. Until then, stay healthy!

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