Special formulated home remedies for lice can eliminate lice and their hatching nits completely.
Head lice are tiny insects that can be found on the scalp of people. They lay eggs and fix them to the hair with a glue-like substance.
It is hard to see the eggs but easier to spot the empty shells once the eggs are hatched.
It takes 7-10 days for the eggs to be hatched. The empty shells are known as “nits.” You will need some aggressive home remedies for lice to destroy them.
Head lice or nits are mostly common in children particularly those of nursery and primary school age. They can be transferred easily from head to head.
A louse is smaller than a match head and it bites the scalp to feed on the blood. It doesn’t matter whether the hair is clean or dirty, it will clink to the hair shaft close to the warm scalp.
Some symptoms of head lice may include, constant scratching of head, red and irritated scalp, specks of white (nits) on the hair, red rashes on nape of the neck, and behind the ears.
Get a 4 ounce bottle and put geranium, juniper, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oil drop by drop into it as mentioned above. Add a base oil to it and if you want to use coconut oil as base, warm it up to be liquefied if it is solid. Close the bottle tightly and shake it vigorously for about three minutes to blend very well.
Please be aware that essential oils are very potent so always do a patch test first before using it. Place about 15 drops on a soft pad and rub it in the back of your neck or that of your child’s neck very well.
Let it stay for half a day to determine whether there will be any redness, itching, or stinging. If there is none, you are clear to use it. It is normal to have little itching if you are a first time user, but that is alright.
Shake the bottle well and place a towel around the child’s shoulder to catch any oil flowing down. With the child’s eyes closed, gently massage half of the bottle of oil into scalp and hair.The other half can be stored in the fridge and used again at room temperature.
Try to avoid the face and the eyes. Cover the head with a shower cap or plastic bag, then wrap with a towel to keep the vapor from irritating the eyes. If the child feels any serious irritation, remove the cup and wash the head with shampoo immediately.
If there is no itching, leave it on for about an 90 minutes. After that remove the towel and comb the hair from bottom up, removing the nits and the lice out from the comb with disposable paper.
After that apply some natural chemical free shampoo to the head and work it with your hands to foam up.
Add some drops of lavender, rosemary (chemotype verbanon type), or tea tree oil to water and use it to rinse the scalp and hair. This will keep the insect repellant properties in the hair.
You can also make your own shampoo and conditioner that can be used on regular basis to prevent lice. These particular rosemary and lavender home remedies for lice have been used for thousands of years to repel lice.
They are antiseptic, and are not only good for cleaning and healing the hair but also regenerates the hair.
If you mix all the remedies together, you will get a tepid lotion with good fragrance that can be used for children of all ages. You can use it more than one time and store in a very cool condition.
With these two main home remedies for lice, you should not have any major problem with head lice anymore. No lice can stand the remedies.