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

Ailment: Bird mites

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 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.

Question posted by HisDarlinLilBit of Disputanta, VA, USA on 27 June 2017 at 16:35       4668

I'm in absolute misery! It just started out of the blue a day ago. I visited a friend and when I got home, I began feeling bites all over. I was horrified to find tiny mites all over me. I took a shower and covered myself with a medicated powder that contains eucalyptus oil and menthol, and clean clothes and instantly had relief. Next day I had to go back to take food for their cat and it started all over again. This time however, they won't go away and have gotten throughout my whole house. Can someone tell me what to do and if, God forbid, my cats get them, best solution to rid them of the mites as well? Thank you.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 30 June 2015 at 19:44       3542

Reply to Karl Sachsenheimer of Sylva, NC
You CAN recover from and prevent a bird mite infection. The key is to clean up the source of bird mites, usually a nearby infected nest. See Bird Mites on the main Ailments & remedies menu for details of how they infect humans, symptoms, and how to prevent and recover from the infection.

Comment posted by Karl Sachsenheimer of Sylva, NC, USA on 30 June 2015 at 11:11       3539

I have rid myself of mites by leaving my environment for weeks... Came back and had them within 10 hours. You people don't have Demodex mites - you have bird mites. They cannot be killed. The chance of getting rid of them is 0-4 out of 10. Try INTERNAL borax treatment. Its your only other option. It works but read how to use it on this website. On the plus side, your hair and skin will be AWESOME!