Head lice tea tree oil

treatment and remedies

More than once already, I had to employ head lice tea tree oil treatment, among others, to get rid of lice in my daughter's hair. If you ever dealt with a head lice infestation, you are well aware of how persistent and difficult these little buggers are to get rid of.

What starts out as innocent scratching of the head, soon turns into a full blown nightmare. Luckily, I have not had the pleasure of dealing with them in the last couple of years, but the previous experiences have left me terrified (and creeped out, to be honest).

What I like about using tea tree oil for treatment of head lice, is that there are a few different recipes. In case one does not work, and for me, they almost always do, you can use a different one. And sometimes, you will have to use the recipe more than once or twice because these things return, and they return with a vengeance.

Tea tree oil is an antiseptic essential oil and also contains anti-fungal properties.

How to use tea tree oil for treatment?

Head lice tea tree oil treatment usually starts with a mix of one teaspoon of tea tree oil with 4 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Apply this properly on your scalp and leave for 15-20 minutes to work on head lice. Use comb to clear out the dead lice. Do the combing in a clean place so that you can collect all the dead lice at one place and dump it in the dustbin. Repeat this treatment at least three times a week for consistent results.

Mix 12 drops of tea tree oil to the shampoo you use regularly. Every time you shampoo, use this solution.

Another way is to make a solution of tea tree oil and 1/4 pint of water. Store it in a bottle. Use this as hair spray every day in the morning.

If you do not want to try the above then purchase Australian tea tree oil and tea tree conditioner to apply together every time you shampoo you hair. Since the nits are the ones that are difficult to remove, try applying the conditioner and letting it sit for 10-15 minutes; use a comb specifically designed so it can remove lice and nits to comb the hair and then wash off.

Tip: If you notice head lice getting hold of your clothes, pillows, bed sheets, blankets and anything else your hair comes in touch, what you do is add more than 12 drops of tea tree oil to your washing detergent solution and wash them as you would usually do.

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