How To Prevent Head Lice Using Essential Oils
It is much easier to prevent Head Lice than to treat head Lice. Prevention includes the use of Essential Oils that are 100% therapeutic/medical grade and teaching your child about sharing.
As parents, we teach our children at a young age to share their toys and other items, but we do not do a good job of teaching our children not to share personal items. Children naturally will hug; touch their heads together when in conversation or looking at something interesting on the ground. We need to teach our children that we do not share combs, brushes, hats, scarves and that we hang up our clothes and not put them into a community pile at school.
As parents, we can feel safer that our child will not have Head Lice when they do touch heads together with friends or hug by using Essential Oils. Head lice do not like the aroma or fragrance of the oils.
A 1996 study by researchers in Iceland showed effectiveness of Essential Oils against Head Lice when put in the shampoo and rinses solutions. Those specific Essential Oils are Anise Seed, Cinnamon Leaf, Thyme, Melaleuca (M. alternifolia), Peppermint and Nutmeg.
Prevent Head Lice Using Essential Oils #1
Head Lice Blend: do periodically a9 this blend is also used to kill the Head Lice
1. Combine oils
- 4 drops Melaleuca alternifolia
- 4 drops Thyme
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Geranium
2. Dilute 50/50 with Coconut, Almond, Olive or Sunflower Oils
3. Massage 1 teaspoon of mixture into the scalp. Cover with a shower cap for 15-30 minutes.
4. Shampoo and rinse well
Prevent Head Lice Using Essential Oils #2
Shampoo and Conditioners: Use regularly
To unscented shampoos and conditioners, add several drops of one or more of the Listed Essential Oils
- Melaleuca Alternifolia (add Lavender with this oil)