Essential Oil Remedies To Treat Lice

Lice can be one of the most terrible hair and scalp issue one can have. It not only damages your hair but can also effect our confidence in opening the hair in public. Most of us have faced this problem at some point of our life. The most important fact is that it is contagious and needs to be treated as early as possible.

As a result we chose chemical ingredients to treat this issue. But did you know that using essential oils can treat head lice to a great level? Yes, you heard that right. In this article we'll be discussing on some remedies using essential oil to treat head lice.

Essential Oil Remedies To Treat Lice
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Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil contains compounds that act as an insecticide.

Ingredients

  • 8-9 drops of rosemary oil
  • Chemical-free shampoo

How to do

  • First you need to mix together rosemary essential oil and a chemical-free shampoo.
  • Apply this mixture on your hair and make sure that your hair is covered completely in this mixture.
  • Comb your hair with a nit comb, Wash your hair later thoroughly with water.
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Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil
The antimicrobial and anti-insecticide properties tea tree oil will help in treating lice.

Ingredients

  • Few drops of tea tree oil
  • Chemical-free shampoo

How to do

  • Squeeze a few drops of shampoo in a bowl and mix it with a few drops of tea tree oil.
  • Apply this smooth mixture on your scalp and hair.
  • Gently massage with your fingertips in a circular motion.
  • Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. After 20 minutes you can wash it off in normal water.
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Clove Oil

The aroma clove oil helps in driving away the lice. So this remedy will work effectively.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 drops of clove essential oil
  • Few drops of shampoo

How to do

  • All you need to do is add a few drops of clove oil in to your shampoo and combine both the ingredients well.
  • Apply this o your hair and gently massage. Comb your hair using a nit comb and when your shampoo is still on.
  • If necessary you can add a few drops of clove oil. Later you can wash it off in normal water.
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Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has insect-repellent properties that will treat lice and keep the scalp healthy.

Ingredients

  • Few drops of lavender oil
  • 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil or another carrier oil

How to do

  • Mix together a few drops of lavender oil and a carrier oil.
  • Next, apply this on your scalp and hair and gently massage.
  • Shampoo your hair and use a nit comb to comb your hair.
  • Later you can wash it off in normal water.
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