Natural Remedies for Head Lice

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Garlic is very therapeutic in preventing infestation, use regularly in food preparation.

The following oils can be used to kill off live head lice, rubbed into the scalp at three-day intervals until hair is clear of infestation.

To prevent reinfestation the following treatment will prove effective:-

1% - 3% lavender or tea tree oil mixed into mild shampoo
20 – 60 drops of essential oil per 3.5 fl.oz of shampoo (2-3 drops to 1 tsp of shampoo)
Leave on scalp for 10 minutes before rinsing, add lavender oil to the final rinse water

To counteract lice eggs – make up a scalp rub with 1 tsp lavender oil or tea tree oil to 5tsp vodka and 3 fl.oz of water.  Leave on for a minimum of 1 hour, preferably overnight.  Wash out and use a fine toothcomb to remove any debris.

Repeat every three days.  If alcohol irritates the skin, vegetable oil can be substituted.

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