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Items Needed:
Spray Bottle
White Vinegar
Shower Cap

My children had to spend every other week at their father's house and every time they came home they had lice. I tried many different things and I finally found one that works for all three of my girls and they each have a different hair type. Put mouthwash in a spray bottle, soak hair in it. Put a shower cap on and leave it sit for at least an hour. Rinse mouthwash out of hair and shampoo with Suave Coconut shampoo and conditioner. Scrub scalp very good with the shampoo, rinse out. You can actually see these nasty bugs come right out of the hair, dead. After the hair is rinsed, blow dry it just as an extra precaution. After this process, put white vinegar in a spray bottle and soak hair with vinegar. Let sit for at least an hour and a half - the longer the better- with a shower cap on. After time is up scrub head again with shampoo and conditioner. Blow dry hair and straighten if possible. The vinegar dissolves the nits and the glue that holds them on. Anything that is left on the hair is flat and dead. Repeat this process one week later just to make sure. Also, wash all bedding and pillows. Make sure to either dispose of your brushes and hair things or boil them to make sure any bugs are off. I hope this helps!! These things can be very bothersome and quite a pain to get rid of. This has worked for me so I hope this helps someone!!!!

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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 minimum of 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.

You can purchase PURE Essential oils:


Where can a person buy this shampoo?????*


Melaleuca shampoo can be bought from the company Melaleuca. But if you don't have the time to wait for that melaleuca is just the technical name for tea tree oil. Which i know they carry in my local walmart in the vitamin section. You would just have to add it to the shampoo in your hand each time.


I read your remedy and treated my children!! They had an out break at summer camp and came home with a nightmare for me!! It worked great thank you so much!!! After rinsing mouthwash out I immediately saw dead bugs fall into the tub! Great idea thanks again


can it be any kind of mouthwash? and


is it necessary to put white vinegar? can it be optional.?


Any kind of mouthwash will work. I used the yellow/brown. The white vinegar is to dry out the nits. It is necessary the first time of the process. It can be repeated a week later just to ensure they will stay gone.


Okay first I would like to say for some mouth wash may work, BUT if you have thin hair I would not suggest it. My poor mother had to deal with lice on the worse side of the scale all the time when I was younger. We tried everything including mouthwash and here's the thing mouth wash burns like crazy especially for 5 and under. For some the mouth wash might work but it didn't for us and it made my hair fall out in clumps. My mother aunt and I all work with little kids, we have had 16 cases at a time and we like home remedies so try a more natural way like oil and heat treatment it works as well as some other stuff. It also makes your hair really soft Shiney and light as a feather. Just make sure you wash your hair thoroughly, after treatment.


do i have to flat iron the hair? And is there anything else to use beside olive oli?


I keep seeing the use of Vinegar for nit removal but do you have to dilute before applying? Yesterday I tried this with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and after a few minutes I noticed both my girls hair line was red and irritated. I immediately rushed them to the bathroom to rinse. I felt so bad too because during the process they were that their skin hurt. I should have listened. After rinsing they were ok and redness disappeared. I am wondering if I need to dilute white vinegar or is it less harsh?

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