Epsom Salt

Since: Jan 08

Chicago, Il

#62 Feb 22, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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Hi I Can't Take this: You know, I haven't used epsom salt in my laundry. I'm doing good with my laundry = steaming hot water, gain, bleach, borax, hot dry. I guess you could try it. have you ever put some Epsom salt and hot water in a spray bottle? I tasted that stuff, and it is really foul tasting; it seems like it would kill any bug from the taste of it. I am just using it as a spray for my legs and arms and face (my active areas) and also a spray for my environment. it works pretty good. I like it. and, you cannot beat the PRICE!!
Exactly- who would think something you can buy in such volume for so little would be such a great help? I haven't tried it in the spray bottle, or for my environment, but sounds like a great idea. I did the full body 'dousing' last night again, after not having done it for a while. I believe the measurement is 1 cup Epsom to 1 lliter water? I stand in the tub with a 2 liter pop bottle filled 1/2 way with the mixture and just dump it over me, concentrating on problem areas, and lightly blow dry with hair dryer. It does help the crawlies and a bit of the itching, so may keep it up as full body sulfur is doing rotten things to my already traumatized skin! I will give the spray bottle a shot tho- have to get some more plastic bottles this weekend, I have so many filled with so many concoctions it's just silly. At least something about this is silly, right?? Hope you are doing well in your battle, S3.
feduptothemax

Hartford City, IN

#63 Feb 22, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
everything we are doing is hit and miss. some of the best things that worked for me, I thought of myself. can you buy some cheap washable coats for now and rotate them?
That was gonna have to be my next step, tonight though I sprayed a test area of a coat I have will look at it tomorrow and see if there's any damage if not, I will try what I said previously, I did spray my hair last night with the epsom salt spray, mixed some msm in with it too, it dried to a powder in my hair, had me coughing all day, felt pretty crummy the first half of the morning after waking, my hair felt good though, so what I wanna know now is does this eliminate the use of the sublimed sulfur I was going to buy or should I keep making those as well and using them in lotions and creams (read a few disturbing things about sublimed sulfur, feeling a little chicken now about mixing it myself) I was thinking maybe dissolving the epsom salt into some lotion or vaseline or something for my body and hair like I was doing with the msm, so that I'm not inhaling this powder from my hair and everywhere and getting sick, do you think it would work in the same manner, must be there is something else in epsom salt besides sulfur that is making it even more effective, than sulfur alone, also had me running to the bathroom a couple of times, so anyway I was gonna ditch the tto can't take that anyway, buy some pure coconut oil, which a couple of folks says is good,(just looking to bounch all of this off of everyone) get some essential citrus oils, orange or tangerine, rosemary etc. make some type of mixture with all this stuff and instead of using a spray use it like we've been doing with the sulfur instead, how does that sound? You know instead of spraying it on?
Itchy Chick

Pensacola, FL

#64 Feb 22, 2008
Hi - I have been soaking nightly in borax - epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide and using tea tree oil and a neem lotion as well to try to get rid of these awful mites. I think they may be gone, but I am getting these horrible welts on my back and my chest that bleed if I scratch them. Has this happened to anyone else posting here?
feduptothemax

Hartford City, IN

#65 Feb 22, 2008
I just found answer to my own question, I will paste, some recipes for epsom salts I found on the web, they also had a recipe for the spray, but you guys know that already, I also found out from the searching the web that epsom salt creams are already readily made and available on the market, but for the do it ourselvers here goes....Homemade lotion &#8211; This is my favorite at the moment. Cheap and easy.

Recipe 1 from Karen D: Heat some Epsom salts with a little water to dissolve them. I put about one teaspoon of water in three tablespoons of salts and microwave for a minute or so. Add more water if necessary. Then mix this into around four ounces of any lotion or cream you like. I have used suntan lotion, handcream, cocoa butter, body lotion, aloe vera cream, whatever I find that is on sale or inexpensive without the chemicals I am trying to avoid. This seems to work better if the cream or lotion is water-based rather than oil-based. Good buys are at the local grocer in the lotion section. Apply to skin anywhere as often as desired. Some new commercially prepared Epsom salt creams are available but can be very expensive and may contain chemicals that are not tolerated.

Recipe 2 from Rubby: Well &#8211; my recipe for the Epsom salt cream is quite unscientific. I don't really measure my ingredients &#8211; I just add a bit of everything until I have the consistency I like.

Ingredients:
Hot water &#8211; approximately 50ml
Epsom Salt &#8211; approximately 4-5 tablespoonfuls (I keep on adding the salt to the water for as long as it dissolves &#8211; usually 5 tblsp)
White Petroleum Jelly &#8211; 5-6 tblsp (or more ??)
Natural Cocoa Butter Cream &#8211; 2-3 tblsp

I start by adding the salt into the hot water and boiling it for a few minures (make sure the salt is dissolved), then I add the Petroleum jelly and mix it all with a hand mixer (one you would use to whipp cream); once I get a white, creamy mixture, I add some cocoa butter cream and mix again.And that's it. I get approximately 250 &#8211; 350 ml cream. I use it only once a day, on days when we don't do a bath. I use it to massage my daughter's back, her chest and her legs (with a focus on her feet &#8211; she loves it). Somethimes, I add in a few drops of Lavander Oil.

The cost &#8211; minimal. I buy my local pharmacy brand (in Toronto &#8211; Shoppers Drug Mart &#8211; "Life") Petroleum Jelly (500 gr.)$3 (CAD), Coca Butter Cream (400 ml)$3 and Epsom Salt (1kg)$3.5 (CAD). I think that the two creams I use will make at least 3 Epsom salt mixtures, which means that my cream costs me approximately $2-3 (CAD). And it lasts me a long time &#8211; even though I try to put on my daughter as much as possible.

Epsom salt oil &#8211; Neither of my sons nor I liked the salty film left on the skin after a bath (felt itchy). I mixed some coconut oil in with the salts and water. Actually, it is more oil than water. Three tablespoons water plus four tablespoons salts plus 12 tablespoons coconut oil. The coconut oil is good for the skin anyway and it seems to counter the drying effect of the salts. I found that just mixing the salts and oil did not dissolve the salts, so I needed to add some water. I apply this liberally on the skin and it soaks in plus leaves the skin smooth and soft. Adjust the quantity of salts to your liking.

Sponge &#8211; A solution of one part salts to four parts water works well. Dampen a sponge in the mixture and apply to any part of the body.

Poultice or skin patch &#8211; You can mix some Epsom salts and whatever kind of lotion the person can tolerate into a paste. Put this paste on a large bandaid and apply to the skin. The salts will soak into the skin.
feduptothemax

Hartford City, IN

#66 Feb 22, 2008
Looks like where making the cream is concerned we can just do our own variations.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#67 Feb 23, 2008
Itchy Chick wrote:
Hi - I have been soaking nightly in borax - epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide and using tea tree oil and a neem lotion as well to try to get rid of these awful mites. I think they may be gone, but I am getting these horrible welts on my back and my chest that bleed if I scratch them. Has this happened to anyone else posting here?
if you are doing soaks in the tub, the mites may be going up to the water line, which may be where your back and your chest are. some people put vaseline on themselves where the water line meets your skin, so the mites cannot attach themselves to your skin.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#68 Feb 23, 2008
feduptothemax wrote:
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That was gonna have to be my next step, tonight though I sprayed a test area of a coat I have will look at it tomorrow and see if there's any damage if not, I will try what I said previously, I did spray my hair last night with the epsom salt spray, mixed some msm in with it too, it dried to a powder in my hair, had me coughing all day, felt pretty crummy the first half of the morning after waking, my hair felt good though, so what I wanna know now is does this eliminate the use of the sublimed sulfur I was going to buy or should I keep making those as well and using them in lotions and creams (read a few disturbing things about sublimed sulfur, feeling a little chicken now about mixing it myself) I was thinking maybe dissolving the epsom salt into some lotion or vaseline or something for my body and hair like I was doing with the msm, so that I'm not inhaling this powder from my hair and everywhere and getting sick, do you think it would work in the same manner, must be there is something else in epsom salt besides sulfur that is making it even more effective, than sulfur alone, also had me running to the bathroom a couple of times, so anyway I was gonna ditch the tto can't take that anyway, buy some pure coconut oil, which a couple of folks says is good,(just looking to bounch all of this off of everyone) get some essential citrus oils, orange or tangerine, rosemary etc. make some type of mixture with all this stuff and instead of using a spray use it like we've been doing with the sulfur instead, how does that sound? You know instead of spraying it on?
don't give up on the sublimed sulfur. it has helped many people on here. your citrus oils sounds like a plan, too.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#69 Feb 23, 2008
Mite Killer can chime in on an oil mixture. I know she used some oils and mixed them with other things. Mite Killer?
Itchy Chick

Pensacola, FL

#70 Feb 24, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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if you are doing soaks in the tub, the mites may be going up to the water line, which may be where your back and your chest are. some people put vaseline on themselves where the water line meets your skin, so the mites cannot attach themselves to your skin.
I thought the Borax, Salt and Hydrogen Peroxide would kill them once they came out. I actually soak my back and chest in the solution as well as my face and my hair. I take a shower every morning and rub a solution of the same all over me and wash my hair with it.....

All the same - they came back Friday night, so I may just stick to the showers.

Thanks for the cream mixture ideas - will do that also.
Mite Killer

United States

#71 Feb 24, 2008
Itchy Chick wrote:
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I thought the Borax, Salt and Hydrogen Peroxide would kill them once they came out. I actually soak my back and chest in the solution as well as my face and my hair. I take a shower every morning and rub a solution of the same all over me and wash my hair with it.....
All the same - they came back Friday night, so I may just stick to the showers.
Thanks for the cream mixture ideas - will do that also.
Unless you use a scabicide, you won't kill the mites that are burrowed under the skin and eggs will continue to hatch. Showers, scrubs, soaks and thick creams applied to the skin will help to kill surface mites.
sandra

Glasgow, KY

#72 Feb 25, 2008
we are almost completely mite free after 9 mths and this is what we did ,we spray the house every other day with 2 cups 35% peroxide deluted with water in a large bug sprayer , we take a hot bath in 2 cups epsom salts,do not dry with a towel, next after we dry we spray lavendar oil and lemon oil on every inch of our body (mixed together ) the results aftr all this torment has been remarkable. if you are highly infested it takes a while just be patient ,we have to start somwhere, good luck, i just want you to know what has helped us back on the raod to getting our life back.....
sandra

Glasgow, KY

#73 Feb 25, 2008
i forgot to add we take 30c sulfer 3 ,3 times a day.it runs them out they cant live in that environment .the oils kill them.you can also try a oil called oil of cajeput,whatever oils we use we mix it with olive oil.all i know is its working.from one sufferer to another, we can only help ourselves because the medical world is absolutly clueless.
sandra

Glasgow, KY

#74 Feb 25, 2008
we suffered night and day for nine mths .we couldnt eat sleep do anything .we are almost cured .we were highly invested but the improvement is like 90% and we have only did this for about a month if that long, i may feel them a couple of times if that we used a variety of oils.cajeput oil is really good ,lavendar and lemon
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#75 Feb 25, 2008
Sandra. Thanks for sharing what you did to rid yourself of these mites. It just may help someone here. Where did you get the lavender oil and lemon oil? do you get these from Whole Foods?
feduptothemax

Fort Wayne, IN

#76 Feb 26, 2008
sandra wrote:
we are almost completely mite free after 9 mths and this is what we did ,we spray the house every other day with 2 cups 35% peroxide deluted with water in a large bug sprayer , we take a hot bath in 2 cups epsom salts,do not dry with a towel, next after we dry we spray lavendar oil and lemon oil on every inch of our body (mixed together ) the results aftr all this torment has been remarkable. if you are highly infested it takes a while just be patient ,we have to start somwhere, good luck, i just want you to know what has helped us back on the raod to getting our life back.....
Have you ever tried spraying the 35% peroxide solution on unwashable items, if so, how did it turn out, was there any discloration?
Also the 30c pallues (I think that's right) of sulfur are you saying take three equaling 90c a time 3 times a day or one 30c 3 times a day?
crazy mite lady

Grants Pass, OR

#77 Feb 29, 2008
i was not sure if i was post or still had these buggers but tried still using msm in lotion morn and nite and then in shower using epsom salt as scrub by just dumping some in hand and scrubing and let sitting for a few. then after getting out and drying off using mixed with water or lotion on troubled spots after lotioning with msm. i also added some to my dawn water as environment spray and seems to be getting rid of the bumps on my arms. (the only place i was still having bumps but they were different) so might try this as epsom salt has sulfur in it.
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#78 Mar 9, 2008
new at this

Den Haag, Netherlands

#79 Mar 17, 2008
I want to try having an epsom salt bath with some tea tree oil and baby oil mixed in. I thought origionally that baths would actually help spread the mites around my body. It's agony enough so can someone please confirm that having a bath it okay? or should I just stick to showers?
sandrafrancis

Glasgow, KY

#80 Mar 19, 2008
feduptothemax, sorry i had not responded until now i could not find this webpage again until now, answer to your question we take three .30 cc tablets under the tongue 3 times per day ,we are currently taking silver also ,we do many things we have never been able to do before ,i am actually taking classes and everything ,i can actually sit at this computer without being (eaten alive) its refreshing but if any one would like to contact me feel free to do so ,my email is [email protected] please leave a message .it does help to talk to someone in the same situation and in hopes i can help you find some kind of relief ,all i know is we have ,sincerily sandra
Sympathetic

Brooklyn, NY

#81 Jul 15, 2008
What is MSM?

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