Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Benzyl benzoate
Question posted by Harriet Hodges of Roanoke, VA, USA on 21 December 2017 at 1:58 4876
Anybody know whether it's safe to spray either tea tree oil / walnut oil 50/50 mix in one's ears or benzyl benzoate? I think the Demodex are in my ears although I don't know for sure. Also, is it safe to spray either TTO or BB all over once a week? I know the emerging young mites have to be repeatedly attacked for months.
Comment posted by Kate of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 14 December 2014 at 12:40 3093
Since starting a twice daily routine of washing my face and neck with a TTO based foaming facewash, followed by a generous layers of TTO based acne ointment, and patting 100% TTO on top of the ointment, I have noticed a vast improvement over the last 10 days. My cheeks are still pink and broken capillaries are evident however I have not had the sore p&p eruptions like I was prior to starting the routine. Additionally, I have twice washed my hair and body with a pyrethrin based lice treatment called Pyrenol Foam (standing in the shower stall for 10 minutes before washing it off). I tried Benzyl Benzoate on my face a few days ago and hadn't read the instructions properly - you have got to have DRY skin and mine was probably a little damp before I applied it. It was terribly uncomfortable but after 10 minutes the discomfort went away. Today, I covered my body up to the neck with BB and the itching seems to have died down. On the whole, I am confident that TTO is doing a great job in stopping the p&ps. Early indications suggest to me that now my skin needs a bit of time to heal and keeping the mites at bay will enable that to happen.