Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Scabies

Remedy: Borax

Borax as a source of boron. Boron deficiency, supplementation, chelation, heavy metals, fluorides, fungicide, anti-microbial. How to use borax both internally and externally.

Comment posted by Paulette of Florence, Colorado, United States on 28 August 2021 at 2:4       5311

If you are still struggling with scabies mites I had them for nearly 8 years and ran across comments claiming Kleen Green Natural Genesis makes it gets rid of them. I've been mixing the concentrate with water 1 part enzyme concentrate to 7 parts water and spraying myself 3 times a day. After a week I'm down to just a few biting during the day. I target where the biting is happening. It takes a couple days to get rid of them under your skin, but it's working really well. I am also sprinkling Borax on my mattress every day and letting it sit for awhile before vacuuming it up. Putting sheets and pillows in the dryer for an hour each day is keeping them from returning.

Reply from David Niven Miller:
Please read the Grow Youthful web pages on mites, and mite transmission. They can only live for a couple of hours in dry bedding and furniture so vacuuming and cleaning is not necessary for demodex mites.

Comment posted by Tagscreen of San Diego , California , USA on 26 August 2021 at 6:0       5310

I've struggled with Demodex mites for nearly two years. My doctor's diagnosis was scabies. Permethrin cream didn't work at all in fact I think they enjoyed eating it! I too started researching because of my diabetes - others had said I must have diabetic neuropathy that can mimic the creepy crawly feeling. The entire time bathing or showering just made it worse. I found a bed bug one day and it put me on the hunt for bugs that infested humans. The Demodex mites symptoms are spot on. I recently found out I've had Candida Glabrata which is the worst yeast infection. Recent studies have found that mental illness has now been associated with yeast overgrowth. I definitely agree with getting the yeast under control before anything else. To add insult to injury I'm allergic to all gluten foods, therefore, my diet is consistent with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory foods. Zinc-rich foods should be limited because they makes hormones elevate and that's what causes our sebaceous glands to over-produce sebum that these mites crave. My best food friend is chicory root or the inulin by itself. Whether it's made from the root or blue agave is your preference. I'm waiting for payday to buy boric acid suppositories as my pharmacist recommended. I hope this helps someone because I'm determined to rid myself of this awful mite infestation! Thanks for sharing your stories as well! Good luck.

Reply from David Niven Miller:
1. Zinc-rich foods help your immune system to control both mites and fungal infection.
2. Instead of buying boric acid capsules, read the Grow Youthful web page on Borax , which is a fraction of the cost.

Comment posted by Jimbo of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 28 August 2019 at 11:12       5175

I had mites all over and tried many remedies. I now alternate borax baths and sulfer soap. I take a hot shower and lather the sulfer soap all over and sit 30 minutes to let it dry. After I found many black specks on me. After three applications no more specks. I still borax bath twice a month and do bleach baths twice a week. I use one cup of no-fragrance bleach in two inches water in the tub. I don't ever want to go through this horrible experience again.

Comment posted by Pat of Wake Forest, NC, USA on 28 May 2019 at 4:16       5152

I contracted scabies twice, traveling to European destinations that did not have a hot enough dryer to kill the bugs from the bedding. The first time my family contracted it, we used daily baths of Tree Tea Oil and nightly washing of bedding, vacuuming constantly. It still took 5 months time as the permethrin prescribed by the dermatologist did not seem to work. The second time my family contracted scabies, it seemed we had a very difficult variety and oral ivermectin and permethrin were prescribed. After a month on the medication we were still dealing with it and realized that our dog was a carrier. The dermatologist stated that they don't live on dogs. However we realized that they can be the carriers and transfer them back to humans. We recently started using borax for scabies and bathing the dog nightly in peroxide and borax and are hopeful that this will do the trick. Also, by the way, they are highly contagious as I realize all my friends are scratching, because I am a hugger! Good Luck!

Comment posted by Lin Bee of Mesa, AZ, USA on 10 January 2019 at 3:48       5113

After reading a February 2016 post by Eve from NV on using Mustard, we put together our own treatment. We put some TTO (tea tree oil), borax and ACV (apple cider vinegar) in spray bottles and began to spray ourselves all over two times a day especially after our showers. In just two or three days we began to see an marked change in our skin and the itching began to diminish. We began to feel like we were at an end of a two year ordeal that left us thinking we would never be the same again. I cannot thank Eve enough for her post and if I could I would send her a bouquet of flowers and much more.

We continue to spray ourselves and add dry mustard from time to time when we think it is necessary. We cut out all sugars, beef and all dairy for two years to the point that we lost 10 pounds each. Now we are adding small amounts of low fat organic beef and some coconut sugar but very little of that. I do not eat cheeses as the mites love that stuff. I have yet to read about anyone deleting foods from their diet but we found that it is imperative to do so as the mites would not stop causing acne all over us. As I sit here writing this, I feel such relief and thanking my God for this blog posting site where others who suffer can tell their sad stories and post what they feel has helped or not helped.

I also want to add that essential oils such as TTO and Eucalyptus oil have been very useful. I am thankful to have my skin back and in reality my life back. We have not gone anywhere for two years because of this horrid condition. I will continue to spray my skin daily with the spray and use mustard to work with or as a deterrent to these most awful parasites. One must try to keep their immune systems up and take supplements and get lots of sleep and drink lots of water. We try to get in about 10-14 glasses a day but we live in AZ so that’s why. Most people can get by with at least 8 glasses but 10-12 is better especially in the summer months. We found a great soap on eBay called Defense that is made of TTO and Eucalyptus that really gives us a good cleansing washing off any mite faeces and dead skin that accumulates during the night and day. I don’t shower twice a day any more as my skin can’t take a lot of washing. So, one shower with daily spraying is what we do. I hope this helps someone suffering with Demodex mites infestation. There is a cure and I have just outlined it. It worked for us and it will work for you but you must do it and be faithful about it.

PS. I wanted to add why the ACV borax TTO spray works. The ACV takes the hard shell off the eggs and the borax kills the larvae. That is the magic bullet. The mustard kills the mites in 50 seconds when they come in contact with it - even mustard water. Use only powdered dry mustard not the bottled, ready-made kind. That is filled with fillers and spices that the mites may like. Buy powdered mustard and dilute it with water. Use a q tip in your ears and nose. Put the mustard water on a sponge or wash cloth to wipe down your skin in the shower and finish your shower with the ACV spray. Use Neem soap or TTO soap to wash with. You have to do this for the rest of your life to keep them away because once you have had a mite infestation, you are susceptible to them again. God bless and good luck!

Comment posted by 2killparasites of Washington DC, DC, USA on 6 June 2018 at 4:0       5024

YES! Borax had an immediate positive effect. I made a saturated solution in a cup of warm water and applied it to my skin with damp quality soft paper towel. Left it to absorb and then dry on its own without wiping off. Borax also kills threadworms and some other parasites in the skin.

Comment posted by Borax Believer of Dallas , TX, USA on 16 May 2018 at 23:9       5003

Simply stated thank you. All who have this malady can attest to its life-changing effect and the lack of professional medical support. I’ll spare you my story, and say after 3 years of dealing with my mite infection and many of the topical and internal meds used to combat it, Borax is the key to managing it. My face used to get the worst of the demodex, and I found a cotton flannel or a roll of top quality paper towels and a box of borax did the trick.
I wash my face with warm water, allows softening of skin. Then I pour some Borax into a small jug, add some warm water, stir to dissolve as much borax as possible, then dip the flannel into it and without squeezing it out apply to face. I use slight sponging in order to get Borax into the pores. I then pour the remainder onto the towel and try to get as much of the undissolved Borax onto the skin as possible. I leave wet on skin for a few minutes. However, I don’t rinse but just wipe off any visible borax, purposely leaving a residue. Done 4 times a day, it resulted in an immediate noticeable improvement in the first 24 hours. Hope this helps!

Note from David Niven Miller, Grow Youthful owner. If you are concerned about the warnings on the borax container, please read the borax link at the top of this page. Read it anyway! According to the MSDS safety sheet, it is about as toxic as table salt.

Comment posted by CURED of Palm Beach, FL, USA on 29 April 2018 at 2:53       4987

YES! I put 2 cups of borax, 1 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide, and 1 cup of Epson salts in a large bowl of warm water. I then filled a bath with warm water, and gently scrubbed my skin using the mixture in the bowl while I was sitting in the bath. After a 25 minute soak my itching was gone and my skin felt smooth and clean. Four hours later I did it again same routine, and after 10 minutes during the second bath these black flea-looking things came out of my skin. They were stuck in my hair, on my hands and arms, the majority were in my elbows. I pulled them off hair and all. have taken 4 baths like this in 2 days. By the 4th bath nothing else came out of my skin, but the scrubbing opened little sores and bubbles and they are scabbed and healing now. Thank you for your posts. It’s a shame doctors and pharmacies don’t know about these things to share them with people who desperately need this info. This really worked for me with no side effects other than red skin which went away 20 minutes after the bath.

Comment posted by hialeah764 of North Salt Lake, UT, USA on 13 February 2018 at 12:27       4934

Not sure where I picked this up and not sure I want to know. The borax, epsom salt, peroxide mix gave me immediate relief!

Comment posted by Jd of Biloxi, MS, USA on 19 November 2017 at 15:19       4831

This works! Praise God, it works!

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