Life hack: Pass on the lice!
Of all the notes to get from school I would say that the “there is a case of lice in the building” announcement is the most unwelcome and panic inducing. Despite being relatively harmless these these parasites will cause you to spend countless hours and dollars trying to kill them and prevent their spread while you frantically itch yourself and feel completely grossed out. I recently found out that these creepy little blood suckers hate melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil and that it can be used not only as a very successful and safe way to treat an infestation (see image below for protocol), but also as a preventative measure to ward them off. Take a look at the easy ways I have incorporated this amazing oil into our lives to help prevent lice from using my kids heads as a breeding ground.
Add it to your kids shampoo:
Add 10 drops melaleuca oil per every 8oz of shampoo.
Make a spray:
Add 15 drops melaleuca, 5 drops lavender and 5 drops rosemary to 2oz water in a small, glass spray bottle and spritz on kids before they leave for school.
Let me know if I can help you get started using doTERRA’s trusted essential oils by sending me a message.
* note: there are multiple different protocols for every ailment – the image below calls for clove oil where I was told to use rosemary and lavender. Both will work!