Oh No — Lice!
I can just see you now squirming on the other side of the computer screen. Ya, you. I know you are. I bet you are also feeling itchy all over and can”t resist scratching your head. Why, because I just did too.
Whenever you hear the dreaded word something just wants to curl up and die with in you or at least send you running for the hill screaming.
Lice, there”s nothing like them to bring fear to a parent”s heart. Believe me I”ve been there, many times. It isn”t fun to deal with but the good news is, that you can treat it naturally. Many of the items you may already have around your house.
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One of the best ways to treat lice is prevention. Enter lice spray. No, not the stuff you find in the store — please never spray pesticides over anyone’s head!
When you or your kids are going to be in a setting where you know that there is a risk of being exposed, you can start spritzing your head with an easy to make natural lice spray. If not only deters lice, but can kill them as well.
You can have this spray whipped up and ready to go in 5 minutes or less depending on which recipe you choose to make.
Natural Lice Spray with Essential Oils
- 4 cups apple cider vinegar
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 20 drops rosemary essential oil
- 20 drops tansy essential oil
- 20 drops tea tree oil
Pour your apple cider vinegar in a 1 quart canning jar. Add the oils, screw on the lid and give it a good shake. Pour into a spray bottle and you are ready to go!
Natural Lice Spray with Herbs
- 3 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup dried lavender flowers
- 1/2 cup dried tansy
- 1/2 cup dried or fresh rosemary
- 20 drops tea tree oil
Step 1) Add your herbs to a 1 quart canning jar. Cover with the apple cider vinegar. Add the tea tree oil and screw on the lid.
Step 2) Shake the jar for about 1 minute or until all the herbs are floating around in the vinegar. Store in a dark place like a cabinet for at least two weeks. Shake once a day.
Step 3) Strain through a fine sieve or cheese cloth. Pour into a spray bottle.
How to Use
Spray all over the head whenever you think you have/or will be exposed to lice. Don’t drench the hair, just spray lightly. Leave in a continue on your day. The smell will evaporate within the hour.
Spray all over the head concentrating on the nape of the neck and behind the ears until the hair is damp. Let dry in your hair. Once try treat with a natural lice oil.