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Making 1% ivermectin lotion DIY

Recipes, instructions and sources for ingredients

Three ways to make or buy 1% ivermectin

Where I got my supplies on-line

Why I chose Gold Bond lotion

How expensive is it?

With ivermectin powder you can make a quart (liter) for around $40 plus $10 for a gram scale. Cheap enough?

With horse paste it costs about $40 to make 100 ml (3.4 ounces).

Pre-mixed is $70 for 250 ml (8.4 oz).

Does 1% ivermectin lotion work?

In this study using 1% ivermectin lotion to treat scabies they gave each person 100 ml (about 3 oz) to apply all over from the jawline on down and left on for at least 8 hours, then washed off. This was repeated once a week for a total of 4 weeks. Everyone in the study was cured.

PRE-MIXED 1% Ivermectin

Noromectin (Ivermax) has two formulations: a “pour-on” and an “injection” type. 

The “injection” type is injected under the skin of animals. It is also given orally. It contains 1% ivermectin, 40% glycerol formal and propylene glycol  q.s. ad 100% (“q.s. ad 100%” means enough to make 100%). This is the same recipe as described in Merck’s patent.  Of course, it will be a lot more runny or watery than my recipe, but it is the right percentage ivermectin. 

Interestingly, this “injection” type is similar to the formulation of the topical 1% ivermectin lotion successfully used in this clinical study. So it appears the “injectable” formulation has many applications (injection, oral, and perhaps topically).

The “pour-on” medicine intended for only cattle, pigs, reindeer and American Bison only. “Pour-on” means poured onto the skin and allowed to be absorbed. It contain isopropyl alcohol so it is not for oral use.

Making 1% ivermectin lotion using IVERMECTIN HORSE PASTE

Simplified recipe to make 100 ml (3.4 ounces) of 1% ivermectin lotion

More exactly it makes 100 ml of 1.02% ivermectin lotion.

Directions using a ziplock bag and a digital kitchen scale

  • 1. Squirt 9 entire syringes of 1.87% ivermectin horse paste into a small plastic Ziplock bag
  • 2. Put the bag on a digital kitchen scale
  • 3. Add skin lotion until it weighs 100 grams or 3.4 ounces
  • 4. Press most of the air out of the bag.
  • 5. Mush the paste and lotion together thoroughly.

Done! You now have 100 ml of 1% ivermectin lotion.

OR

Using a measuring cup

  • 1. Squirt 9 entire syringes of 1.87% ivermectin horse paste into a measuring cup that has a 100 ml mark on it.
  • 2. Add skin lotion until it fills up to the 100 ml mark.
  • 3. Stir it up thoroughly.

Done! You now have 100 ml of 1% ivermectin lotion.

Here’s my math:

9 pkgs (54.72 ml) + 47 ml skin lotion = 101.72 ml of 1.006% ivermectin lotion

47 ml = 3.1785 tablespoons (US) = 9.5 teaspoons (US) = 7.94 teaspoons (UK) = 1.66 ounces of lotion.

How to make 1% ivermectin lotion using IVERMECTIN POWDER

The formula is quite simple.

And it is easy if you have a good gram scale that has tenth of a gram accuracy.

NOTE: I realize pre-weighing stuff maybe be a bit overly cautious, but it often comes in handy as you go along.

Also, keep stuff clean. You don’t want to be introducing bacteria into your mixture. It might be wise to store the mixture in the refrigerator.

Weigh the container you are mixing it up in. Write down that weight for future reference.

Fold up a small piece of paper (maybe 3” x 3” and fold it in quarters. Weigh it on the scale and write down its weight. Then set it aside.

Unfold the paper, put it on the scale, and press the Tare button (to zero the scale).

Weigh out exactly 1 gram of powdered ivermectin onto the paper. Then set it aside.

Put the empty container on the scale and press the Tare button to zero the scale.

Measure about 25 grams of propylene glycol into the container.  Just come close…you don’t have to be fussy (anywhere from 20 to 30 grams will work).

Pour the powdered ivermectin into the propylene glycol and stir it up thoroughly.

NOTE: If the scale is still on, proceed to step 8.

If the scale turned off while you were stirring, don’t worry. Mentally add the weight of the empty container (from step 1) to 100 grams. That’s the final weight you will want. 

Example: if container weighed 26 grams, add 26 grams to 100 grams which equals 126 grams. So you turn on the scale (which will read 0.0) and place the container on the scale. Now you will aim to have the final weight (in the next step) come to 126 grams.

8. Place the container on the scale and add Gold Bond Ultimate lotion until you have a total of 100 grams in the container. Stir that up thoroughly. Put on the lid and store in the refrigerator between uses (to prevent bacterial growth).

You’re done!

Here’s where I got my supplies on-line:

Ivermectin Horse Paste:

3-pack of ivermectin horse paste

6-pack of ivermectin horse paste

12-pack of ivermectin horse paste

 

For making it with ivermectin powder

Gram scale $7

Propylene glycol $13

Gold Bond Lotion $10 (and it’s all over in stores, too)

Ivermectin powder:

10 grams of powered ivermectin $36

5 grams of powdered ivermectin $25

There are many differ quantities offered, each gram makes 100 ml or about 3 ounces.  I ordered ivermectin powder from a seller in Laramie, Wyoming so it arrived quickly. Look at the eBay listing under Shipping, Item location and it should say “Laramie, Wyoming, United States”.

NOTE: This ivermectin is sold as “Veterinary Grade, 98+% Purity”. “Veterinary Grade” only means it isn’t Pharmaceutical Grade which doesn’t tell us much. Here is a reference indicating even pharmaceutical grade ivermectin is simply greater than 90% purity. Here is another company claiming 96% purity. And of course, the label saying “98+% Purity” is just a label the supplier printed…there is no proof of analysis by an independent laboratory. So be aware one is sacrificing something to get ivermectin for a few dollars a gram as opposed to $80 a gram.

Why I chose Gold Bond lotion

I suspect you can substitute any skin lotion for the Gold Bond lotion but I don’t know that. I prefer Gold Bond Ultimate lotion for two reasons:

1. Because it is crazy thick so it doesn’t become watery when you add it to the propylene glycol/ivermectin. 

2. Also, it is the only lotion I have found which has propylene glycol as an ingredient which I find makes it mix nicely with the formula for 1% ivermectin lotion. 

Some folks are having fits over propylene glycol lately…Wikipedia says “Prolonged contact with propylene glycol is essentially non-irritating to the skin.” It goes on to say it can be an irritant if you breath it or shove it in your eye. So I suggest not breathing it or sticking it in your eye. Rinse your eyes out if you do.

 

PLUS if you look at the ingredients list for Soolantra here, you’ll see it has propylene glycol, too!!!

Why? Because Merck found ivermectin dissolves nicely in propylene glycol! It’s in their patent  

Ivermectin is not soluble in water, so it is dissolved in propylene glycol first, then water and other ingredients are added.

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