Head lice is an almighty annoyance, the threat is always there; so arm yourself with this easy and effective lice prevention and treatment spray DIY to protect your family from this nuisance.
When my daughter was 2 I went to pick her up from daycare and I got the dreaded notification that she had been exposed to head lice. Fabulous, just what I wanted to hear ::ironic terrified laughter::. I’m not going to lie I started to panic as I imagined finding little eggs in her hair and the mountains of laundry and cleaning it would require to purge my home of those disgusting little bugs.
I staved off my panic by researching natural methods of preventing and treating lice and here is what I found:
- Tea Tree oil killed 100% of lice at a 1% concentration after 30 minutes.
- 97.6% of lice were killed using essential oils, compared to only 25% that were killed using traditional chemical treatments.
Now I knew what essential oils could help combat and prevent lice from spreading, next thing was to make sure the essential oils were safe to use on my then 2-year-old (get Kid Safe Essential Oils chart here). Lavender and Tea Tree are both safe to use when properly diluted (get dilution chart here) so I was good to go.
The scent of this lice prevention and treatment spray is refreshing and cleansing scent. And every morning I arm myself with this dandy mixture and spritz it all over my daughter’s hair and lightly over her clothes.
She never got lice, and she was directly exposed to it from other children in her daycare class on more than once occasion in a 12 month time period. Essential oils for the win!
Other unexpected benefits…
After a few days of using the spray on my daughter’s hair every morning I noticed 2 things…
- Her naturally curly and tangly hair was much easier to comb through after being sprayed with the No Lice Spray… turns out it’s also a natural detangler!
- There was a beautiful sheen to her hair after being sprayed with the No Lice Spray.
So with one little essential oil mixture in a spray bottle we get…
- Lice prevention
- Lice treatment
- Natural detangler
- Beautiful shiny hair
Um… can I just say… HUZZAH!
And here is the recipe
No Lice Spray
6 drops Tea Tree
2 drops Lavender
4 oz water (filtered is best)
4 oz Spray Bottle
Shake well before each use and spray over hair and clothing to naturally deter lice. Also acts as a natural detangler to hair, and leaves it looking lustrous and shiny. Apply everyday to yourself and your kids before heading out the door.
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