Avoid harmful insecticides with this simple, natural solution

The insecticides contained in over-the-counter head lice shampoos and treatments have been linked to issues with cognitive performance in children (including memory, learning and development).

Jess says: Our natural home herbal shampoo uses the power of lavender and rosemary essential oils, with neem. Not a single child who uses this shampoo has ever caught head lice, despite many epidemics in school! I use neem oil to stop lice and mites on our chicken coop too, and it works brilliantly. 

Always invest in a good nit comb to remove the eggs and lice and you will need to check wet, brushed hair all over every 4 days for 3 weeks after you’ve found the last head louse to ensure they are nit-free. Make sure to also spray the hair of other members of the family, after checking them, and add essential oils to all children’s shampoo for a few months to ensure they are not reinfected at school.

avoid the chemicals and treat head lice naturally

Neem oil has been used for thousands of years to treat lice and is an excellent treatment. The only downside is its smell (like rancid vinegar), so it needs diluting. Here’s how to incorporate it into a mild and pleasant head lice treatment, suitable for all ages….