How to prevent lice and get rid of them naturally and gently?
The kids will go back to school soon! And lice will also make a comeback. Be aware, however, that these little critters are present all year round and the peak of contamination would even occur 3 months after the start of the school year.
If you are against chemicals on you and your children, here are our alternative solutions to get rid of lice and their nits naturally.
Solution # 1: Melaleuca (tea tree) to fight them
Use aromatherapy to remove these nasty critters the easy and effective way. Mix 4 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 teaspoon of Melaleuca essential oil. Apply to the hair for 15 minutes and rinse.
Solution # 2: Lavender as a repellant
The essential oil of officinal lavender is mainly used to prevent the appearance of lice. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a spray filled with water every morning before leaving for school during the critical period of the school lice infestation. As well as a few drops mixed with coconut oil (so as not to attack the skin) behind the ears and in the neck.
Solution # 3: Coconut oil to treat and preserve the hair
Coconut oil has many benefits, especially for the hair. Before shampooing, apply on the scalp for 45 minutes then rinse. Then use your usual shampoo. Repeat the action 10 days later to prevent the nits from hatching in the meantime. This time, let stand 15 minutes then rinse.
With these 3 solutions, you will be armed against lice and nits. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your healthcare practitioner.