Natural Remedy for Lice and Nits
It must be that time of year again. Customers are coming in for hair lice and nits (hair lice eggs) treatments and, of course, they’ve come to the right place.
My daughter had hair lice in elementary school and I didn’t find the experience as bad as the school nurse told me it would be.
On her hair I used Zero Lice from Thursday’s Plantation (a Nature’s Plus product). This kit consists of a spray that contains tea tree oil, a plastic cap and a lice and nit comb. It was so easy to just spray her hair and use the comb. Thank you Nature’s Plus. There is enough in the spray bottle for two applications and Zero Lice is recognized by schools as being an acceptable product (yes, the school has a short list of what they consider acceptable products to rid hair of lice and nits).
For the rest of the family, so we wouldn’t get lice, we used Desert Essence’s Therapeutic Shampoo containing tea tree and eucalyptus oils. It mentions head lice on the label but it is also used for scalp problems. It is gentle enough to use every day and a conditioner is available also.
In her room I sprayed Dr. Bronner’s tea tree liquid soap mixed with water. I sprayed everything including her stuffed animals, carpet, mattress and closets, and washed her sheets, pillow case and blankets in the Dr. Bronner’s soap. I sprayed her room every day along with vacuuming it.
That’s basically what I did for her hair lice problem and it worked so well I tell my customers to do the same. When it comes to hair lice and nits tea tree is the way to go and Nature’s Plus, Desert Essence, and Dr. Bronner’s are a winning team.