Dr Bronners liquid Peppermint soap!

Dr Bronners liquid Peppermint soap!

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Milford, PA

#1 Nov 5, 2009
I took a hot bath in 1/2 a cup of Borax, & I bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide last night, instead of A&H detergent. I didn't notice much difference, except the water was clear, & my body was sticking to the tub (a lot of friction)I guess it opened the pores? as opposed to a slick feeling from A&H, anyway once I got to the just cleaned bed, the crawling started, a few bites later. After awhile of this, I couldn't stand it anymore, and got up to spray the bedding, usually I use Windex, which usually works, but I'm tired of all the chemicals, so I tried spraying it with Dr Bronners peppermint soap diluted with water (I figured, it's a soap so how bad could it be?)besides it doesn't smell bad, it's also great in the shower, but let me warn you, it will chill you to the bone as it dries :)

I gave it about a 1/2 hour to settle, then went back to bed, and no crawling, or bites, it worked! I'm just putting this out there as advice for anyone who is sick of using chemicals like Windex, or Arrid Xtra dry spray deodorant, which I've used on occasion, and smells sickenly sweet, and repulsive, but works.

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Nov 5, 2009
Thanks MikDee,

Staying away from poisons is important. After awhile, the body and lungs can't stand it anymore.
I personally, would never spray my sheets with Windex, but I've mopped with it, and it does kill mites.

As I've posted before, I washed my once used laundry in HOT HOT water (with borax), and dried in a HOT HOT HOT dryer for TWO timed hours and immediately bagged in double sturdy plastic bags and tied tight. The clothes and bedding were heat sterilized and I can be confident that there will be zero bug activity. I made my bed and got into bedclothes minutes before getting into bed. My body was prepared for bed either with a shower, baby wipes or a coating of olive oil, castor oil, sulfur cream, etc. Feet ALWAYS clean before putting them in the covers.

You sound pretty infested still. You can also sleep with a cedar/eucalyptis/teatree or citronella candle, a nightlite, or small lamp left on in the room (away from you). The mites go for the warmest thing in the room at night and that is your body.

Worcester, MA

#3 Nov 5, 2009
buggie wrote:
. The mites go for the warmest thing in the room at night and that is your body.
I disagree and a light would be useless. If mites are attracted to the warmest thing in the room they would be going to my baseboard or in my fireplace instead of biting me. I believe they're attracted to co2 as it triggers the opportunity for a blood meal. Once they reach you, it's at that time they prefer the warmest place on the body where they can thrive.

United States

#4 Nov 6, 2009

Biologists use a pan of warm water on the floor to attract bugs. There's a name for the pan - I don't know it.

I first had a horrific flea infestation before I noticed mites. Everyone told me to put a plate of warm water and dishsoap with a small lamp over it to attract fleas. I finally did it and it attracted 50 fleas each time. I used it for a long time and it helps with any jumping bugs on the floor or airborne bugs.

Buffalo, NY

#5 Jul 9, 2013
I just bought some Dr. Bonners peppermint oil liquid soap. I am going to wash myself with it in the shower tonight. I hope it works.

Buffalo, NY

#7 Jul 13, 2013
Take hot and cold shower (alternate between hot and cold water). Wash with Dr. Bonner's liquid peppermint oil soap. Spray hydrogen peroxide on skin. Eat plenty of garlic. Good Luck.

Buffalo, NY

#8 Jul 16, 2013
Igor wrote:
I just bought some Dr. Bonners peppermint oil liquid soap. I am going to wash myself with it in the shower tonight. I hope it works.
Good Luck Igor!

Baltimore, MD

#10 Dec 28, 2015
I can attest that the Borax and peroxide knocks down the mites but didn't kill them all off. Keep cleaning with it but.... I soaked in bleach dried my skin out, soaked in sea salt and the orange hemp by dr bonnets I slept so good. Dr Bonners and 1/3 box of the sea salt, was bingo for me. I lathered my scalp with dr Bonners let it sit while soaking in the tub with 4 squirts of dr bonner and sea salt.
No more pricks and crawling down my face. No new bumps in my scalp. I've been dealing with this MESS 4 years. No doctor help, permethrin is a JOKE!
Please do this I don't want anyone to suffer like me. I look like I had leprace walking death all over my face and arm. Doctors said they couldn't find a bug. Asswholes

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