LICE CAN BE VERY ANNOYING, FRUSTRATING, AND PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET RID OF. READ ALONG FOR A SIMPLE HOME REMEDY FOR HEAD LICE AND ESSENTIAL OILS YOU CAN USE TO PREVENT IT.
SIMPLE HOME REMEDY FOR HEAD LICE VIDEO TUTORIAL
Who remembers the lice checks in grade school?! I sure do! Everyone lining up outside the nurses office and one by one she went through each child’s hair with a fine tooth comb. Thankfully, I was never the one to have it.
Unfortunately, lice is extremely contagious and very annoying! Those little pest can be hard to get rid of and cause a lot of headaches when you have them. Anyone that has had lice knows how awful it can be.
Let’s talk about ways to prevent lice and how to get rid of it naturally if you do come in contact with it.
SIMPLE HOME REMEDY FOR HEAD LICE: PREVENTION
The best way to prevent lice is by not sharing brushes, combs, and hats. Lice can live on these things and can transfer when being used by another person. Thankfully, lice can only live for 24 hours off of a persons head.
Add two drops of each of these essential oils to your shampoo and use as usual to prevent lice. You can make a natural shampoo by adding these essential oils to aloe vera.
If you feel as if you have been exposed to lice be sure to wash your hair using the above remedy, wash bedding, and dispose of any hair tools that you have been using.
SIMPLE HOME REMEDY FOR HEAD LICE
You can make a oil based wash to soak your hair in whenever you are dealing with lice. It is simple to make and is very effective.
- Lavender essential oil
- Melaleuca essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- Add two drops of each essential oil to the coconut oil and stir until well combined.
- Cover the whole head with the mixture by applying it with a fine tooth comb to get in between all the strands. (refer to video for a visual)
- Put a shower cap on and let the oils sit on the head overnight. In the morning wash hair with the shampoo recipe I shared above.
- Repeat this for several days until lice is completely gone. I would suggest continuing this treatment for a coupe days after you think it is all gone just to be sure.
Washing sheets, blankets, pillow cases, and towels are very important! Add a couple drops of melaleuca into your laundry detergent to help kill lice.
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