Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Citrus oil
Lemon, lime, orange, bergamot and other citrus fruits provide valuable oils. They have valuable medicinal uses, as well as being delightful in aromatherapy.
Lemon oil, made from the rinds of lemons, has documented medicinal applications dating back to 900 BC. It has astringent, antiseptic, detoxifying and anti-fungal properties. Throughout recorded history lemon oil has been used by medical practitioners to treat circulatory, digestive, liver and respiratory diseases, infections, fevers and skin disorders. It is also a rich source of vitamin C.
More recent research has found that flavonoids found in citrus peel have a potent cholesterol-reducing affect, in particular lowering LDL.
Sources of oils
- Chew a small piece of the skin of a lemon or other citrus fruit
- When making a vegetable or fruit juice or smoothie, use a whole lemon or other citrus fruit. Include the pips, and some or all of the peel. Yes, it tastes sour. If it is too strong, remove half the peel
- Lemon or other citrus essential oil. A convenient source of lemon oil, but not always food-grade or fresh. Some of the terpenes in citrus oil oxidise within hours, but most other components are more stable
Comment posted by CT of Honolulu , Hawaii , USA on 21 May 2018 at 2:34 5008
Coconut oil and magnesium chloride flakes..soak in warm bathtub for 30 or 40 minutes... I don't rinse off.. just pat dry. The mites can't burrow because the coconut oil suffocates them. No more itching. I plan to do this beautiful remedy for the rest of my life. Oh and I also put in 30 drops of orange essential oil. I also immerse my head to soak. Yes just soak ALL of you, feels sooo good and the fragrance of the essential orange oil is heavenly.
Question posted by Elaine of Petawawa, ON, Canada on 21 July 2013 at 22:50 1283
kgal...could you say how many drops of lemon etc you added to the grapeseed oil. thank you
Comment posted by kgal of seattle, WA, USA on 4 July 2013 at 18:47 1262
I finally, like most of you, realized mighty mites were causing my serial sadness and upon that epiphany I could not for the life of me find my tea tree oil! Instead, 've been making a mix of Lemon oil, Rosemary oil, Oregano Oil, Lavender Oil, and Grapeseed oil (for diluting, and lighter than Almond). The little guys exploded from every inch of me the first time I applied it, I was equally grossed out and GRATEFUL. Also - go buy Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. You'll have to check farms or just order it online, but a heaping teaspoon a day, keeps the mites away! If anyone saw the wardrobe box sized amount of "products" I have purchased over the last year to rid my mug of these mites (after being told it was hormonal, then staph, then seborrhea dermatitis, or folliculitis, which are all treated in ways that essentially don't treat mites) they would institutionalize me. What don't dermatologists understand about, "hey DOC - this is my FACE you're ignoring for a ridiculous amount of money!"