Ailment: Bird mites
Remedy: Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is an essential oil, distilled from the flower spikes or leaves of lavender. It is used as a component in many perfumes, and in aromatherapy. The scent has a calming effect, relaxing and reducing anxiety. It relieves pain from tension headaches when rubbed on the skin or breathed as a vapour. When added to a vaporizer, it may aid in the treatment of coughs and respiratory infections. On the skin, it may be used as a mosquito repellent, and to relieve mosquito bites.
Comment posted by Maytree of Port Townsend, WA, USA on 25 October 2015 at 3:31 3701
I am 65 years old and at the last house I lived in I fed hundreds of birds and watched a nest of swallows twice this summer. They were ten feet from my slider. When the birds left, I started itching like crazy. I moved to a new apt. with carpeting and it got insane. I was getting horrible, painful bites all the time and then they turned to itching and never healed. My doctor ignored my complaints every month and thought I was crazy. They were smaller than a speck of pepper, but some were a little larger. I bought a liquid enzyme product and bathed in it and put it in my hair and mixed with water and sprayed a lot, but I was not diligent enough. Ran out of enzymes for two weeks, that was a very bad thing to do. They helped me a lot in customer service and we are assuming they are bird mites, when the birds left they could sense warmth from blood and invaded and love my blood. Last week I couldn't stand it anymore and almost shaved my long, curly, thick hair. I was itching like a monkey, two hands constantly. Hundreds of bites all over my body. I mixed 3/4 cup organic coconut oil, twenty drops each lavender, tea tree, and peppermint essential oil, massaged in my scalp and hair and sat in the bath for 30 minutes with the same mix to the bath water for my skin. It hurt/tingled and I could feel them moving around on my head, so grossed out. I read the coconut oil blocks their air flow so they come out and the essential oils kill them. When I got out of the tub and drained it I cried. There were over 100 of them dead in the tub and I don't know how many went down the drain. I brought them to my doctor who finally confirmed that I have mites, and I need to get diligent. I will alternate enzyme hair wash and then oils everyday. Three baths daily with enzymes and I have to air dry myself and spray on more throughout the day. Diatomaceous earth on my cats and in their food and I'm drinking it too. Vacuum every soft surface everyday and all the floors, dirty clothes in plastic bags with a knot as soon as they come off. Wash sheets, blankets everyday with enzymes and I have allergy bags on my mattress and pillows, not box spring. Vacuum that everyday. I am exhausted thinking about it but I could not live without the essential oils and enzymes. I keep them by my bed at night with cotton balls and they die instantly from straight lavender, tea tree or peppermint. I put cotton balls with oils in my vacuum bags and have a large Rowenta steamer, same three go in it to steam the carpets and diffuse under the bed. I might win this and get to keep my hair but they destroyed my eyebrows. I am so sad now and exhausted, but thank you for sharing this very important knowledge.