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Head Lice Are Gone With No Chemicals

Author: Taina K.
Date: 11-10-2010
Views: 16,396
Word Count: 220
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 4859-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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Our 7 year-old daughter got head lice. We used only essential oils and a fine toothed lice comb to treat it. We treated her head 3 times a day for 3 days and then went down to 2 times a day for another 3 days.

After the first 3 days all live lice were gone. After the 4th day of treating no more eggs were seen!!! We still vacuumed, and put her bedding and coats in the dryer on high heat for 20 minutes every day for a week.

We sprayed car seats, furniture and beds with Lavender oil (about 10 drops in 4 ounces). We checked heads through the second week and the lice were indeed gone!

The oils that I used were:

* 4 drops Eucalyptus
* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Geranium
* 1 tsp V-6

We massaged this into the scalp and left for 30 minutes or more. Then shampooed with YLO Lavender shampoo. And then I applied the rinse, making sure to get all of hair with it. Then let dry naturally.

* 2 drops Eucalyptus
* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Geranium
* 1/2 oz apple cider vinegar
* 8 oz warm water

I did not have all of the oils on hand when I first discovered the head lice, so we also used Lemon, Pine, and Rosemary several times as well.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bugs-/-insects — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
2.Associated topics: scalp — "It is suggested that the in vivo effect of tea tree oil ointment in the therapy of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes as well as in the treatment of dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, may be at least partly due to an antifungal activity of tea tree oil."Link

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