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Lice Remedy with Tea Tree

by Melanie

November 2009

My daughter contracted lice when she was in 1st grade and when we discovered it, it was really bad. She had already infected her 2 sisters by then. What a nightmare - 3 girls with long hair! We even found a few on their younger brother, who thankfully has short hair. We figured she had been infected for about 2 weeks given all the lice that was in her hair. It was quite creepy.

The remedy that I used was Tea Tree oil. If I remember correctly, it was 1 cup of warm water and about 10 drops of Tea Tree oil. We massaged it into the hair and let sit for about 5-10 minutes. I must say that it worked very well. We also used the nit comb to loosen them off. It was still a lot of picking, but the results were immediate. You could actually see the lice fall off. I did try the chemicals from the store, but it did not do as good of a job as the Tea Tree Oil.

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