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3 Comments for the Head Lice Home Remedy

Rachel

We tried Rid, Nix, Olive oil, mayo, everything... nothing worked. Then I came up with this concoction of my own that worked:
HOMEMADE LICE SHAMPOO -
water (4 ounces)
salt (1 Tablespoon)
Dr Bronner's 18-in-1 Peppermint Castile LIQUID soap (4 ounces)
Paul Mitchell's tea tree Shampoo (4 Tablespoons)
Vinegar (1 Tablespoon)
Dish soap (like Dawn) - (1 Tablespoon)
Oregano Oil (16 drops - no more than this as it can have a hot/burning sensation - just 16 drops)

*** Mix 4 ounces of warm water with 1 tablespoon salt until salt is totally dissoved. This is very important step as otherwise salt will not dissolve properly in shampoo, and it is needed to dehydrate lice and nits.

*** Then mix in 4 ounces of Dr Bronner's 18-in-1 Peppermint castile LIQUID soap. Mix well. (This dissolves lice exoskeletons)

*** Add 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar. Mix. (This loosens glue of nits)

*** Add 1 Tablespoon Dish soap. Mix

*** Add 4 Tablespoons Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo. Mix. (Stuns and immobilizes lice and helps kill them)

*** Add 16 drops of pure Oregano Oil. Mix. (This kills them too)

**** Mix this very well and pour into an empty shampoo bottle. Wash hair with this shampoo, lathering really well and keeping on head for 5 - 10 minutes. Rinse well. Shampoo a second time the same way. Rinse again. Distribute Conditioner of any kind into hair, leave on and go through hair with a nit comb. Rinse well......... Do this everyday for 2 weeks. You should not see anymore nits or live lice at this point (actually you shouldn't see any after week 1, but going 2 weeks on the nit combing is just being safe as per their life cycle). After this it's VERY important that you continue to use this shampoo in place of your regular shampoo (lathering and leaving on head for 5 minutes, rinse and do a second time) every day for the next 4 weeks. No need to nit pick anymore as they're all pretty much gone after 2 weeks, and any stray nit that remains and hatches will be killed quickly in babyhood by this DAILY shampoo. After these final 4 weeks (6 weeks total -> 2 nit combing weeks + 4 prevention/continued treatment weeks) you can return to your regular shampoo, but I prefer to use Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Shampoo for prevention (lice hate the scent of tea tree and will avoid your head). Lice have been gone and stayed gone, finally!

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Anonymous

I HAVE A COMMENT.THE WORD CONCOCKTION HAS THE WORD COCK IN IT.

Anonymous

I was thinking on making some up to have on hand, will this be okay to do? How long is the shelf life? Thanks so much!

stephanie

Thank u for sharing your concoction...it sounds like it covers all the bases!!! As for previous commenter...that abt covers the description of a 'dick' :-)

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