Oils, blends & products recommended:
Oils & Blends: eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, melaleuca,
Essential oils based products:
Also consider: OnGuard, Purify, rosemary, TerraShield
Infestations of lice can range from mild to severe. Listed below are a range of alternatives depending on the severity of the infestation. In any case it is important to identify the source and also to treat surrounding areas, clothing, bedding, combs, brushes and other potential locations the lice can be passed on to others.
Mild: Mix the following and apply to the scalp:
• 2-5 drops melaleuca
• 2-5 drops lemon
• 5-10 drops carrier oil
Let stand for at least 1/2 hour. Shampoo with good quality shampoo with 2-5 drops of melaleuca added to a teaspoon of shampoo. Follow with the melaleuca shampoos daily for the following week.
Moderate: Use the above protocol but modify with double the amount of melaleuca and after the application cover the head with a shower cap for 1/2 - 1 hour.
• Follow this with a careful combing with a lice comb.
• Repeat daily until no signs of lice or nits are visible.
• Continue with melaleuca shampoos daily for a week.
Severe: Mix the following and apply to the scalp every night for a week:
• 10 drops eucalyptus
• 5 drops geranium
• 5 drops lavender
• 5 drops melaleuca
• 5-10 drops carrier oil (VCO)
Comb with a lice comb then cover with a shower cap for the night. Be careful to protect the eyes from any oils. Follow the next morning with a good quality shampoo with 2-5 drops of melaleuca added to a teaspoon of shampoo. .