Tea Tree Oil for Scabies

Medicine has come along way. The advancement made in modern medication is astonishing. However, there are people who rely on natural remedies.


Modern medicine comes with a price (s)(side effect etc) while natural remedies have little to none. Which is why people prefer the second option.



One of the natural remedies treatment includes treating scabies with tea tree oil.



With that being said, it is always good to contact physicians to ensure your safety.




What is scabies?


Scabies is a skin condition caused by a tiny, burrowing mite called Sarcoptes scabies. It affects people from having skin to skin contact with those with the condition.


Important to note that just because one person has it does not mean the family or partner will get it. I contracted scabies but my boyfriend was not affected by it. Even though we share a bed together.



  • intense itching
  • small bumps


Although scabies can usually be self-diagnosable it can be mistaken as an allergic reaction. That was the case when I had my condition.


Also, data has shown that there is a decline to scabies, but it is still affecting as many as 300 million people around the world. Scabies has shown some resistant toward standard treatment. Likewise, tea tree oil showed promising effects against the one that does not respond to the standard treatment.


Current treatments


Current treatments for scabies include sulfur, benzyl benzoate, allethrin, thiabendazole, crotamiton, monosulfiram, malathion, lindane, and permethrin.

Hydroxyzine can be used to relieve the itchiness. (can also benefits if the person suffering from anxiety, trust me. This drug will make you sleep!


All scabies treatments are associated with moderate to severe side effects.


Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil has been used in Australia and internationally for over 90 years. It came from a plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. Many have been using tea tree oil to treat bacterial, fungal and viral skin infections because of its anti-inflammatory agent.


Moreover, tea tree oil is useful for the management of scabies infestation. This could lead to developing more topical treatment option.

You can get the Tea tree oil on Amazon

  • Wash head to toe
  • leave it on for 5 min
  • use it every other day or 3 times a week for 1 week



The therapeutic benefits of TTO-containing formulations for a range of dermatological conditions have been investigated in several randomized controlled trials (RCTs), which have demonstrated safety and efficacy in the general population according to National Center for Biotechnology Information



The only problem with these natural remedies is that some people might be allergic to it.

Do a patch test before using the product.

  • Apple small amount on product on your skin
  • check for sign of irritation over the next 24 hours.



It is important to check with your doctor for any type of medical issues. Even if you are following the natural treatment route, it is a good idea to follow up with the doctor.

Untreated scabies can lead to chronic skin infections.

Make sure you monitor closely on the natural treatment to make sure you had completely killed off everything, eggs, etc.