Lice Prevention Info

LICE PREVENTION INFO

This info was provided by a community partner to help parents and child care providers prevent lice. Back to school season means lots of excitement. Do some prevention to avoid adding worry to your back to school list.

DIY Preventative Essential Oil Lice Spray for Hair — Pass Health Foods

  • 2 oz. spray bottle, filled halfway with water.
  • 10 drops tea tree oil.
  • 5 drops lavender oil.
  • 5 drops rosemary oil.
  • 5 drops eucalyptus oil. Fill a 2oz spray bottle halfway with water (it’s best to use distilled or bottled water) and add the essential oils.

What repels head lice?

Coconut, tea tree oil, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon grass, and peppermint are scents popularly believed to repel lice. Using any coconut scented shampoo and conditioner is an easy way to increase your defense.

Studies on Essential Oils Treatment for Lice:

#1: Tea Tree Oilhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3480584/

At 1% concentration, tea tree oil killed 100% of head lice after 30 minutes.

#2: Lavender and Tea Tree Oilshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20727129

97.6% of lice were dead using these essential oils, compared to only 25% were dead from using chemical treatments.

#3: Anise and Ylang Ylang Oilshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12389342/

92% success rate against head lice.

Many of the other spray recipes on the internet use oils like:

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