Print this page

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.

Return to Sharing Remedies


From our Mailbox

Hello,
Just wanted to thank you for the great website! I recently received my order from you. It came very quickly! I was pleasantly surprised by the smell of the fresh lavender. The package was sitting on my counter unopened and we
could still smell it! I can't wait to use them and I will definitely be ordering more from you.

I also wanted to thank you for the information you have about garlic. My son started getting a cough with chest congestion. I began giving him a crushed clove mixed into lemon juice and honey 3 times a day. In two days he was better! He has gotten it before and it seems to linger for weeks! I also started feeling the flu coming on not to long ago, I did the same thing and in two days my aches, fever, and sore throat were gone! Thank you so much for sharing that info with us.


Did You Know?

Cayenne powder has been used by researchers in Antarctica to help them bear the extremely cold temperatures. The cayenne powder is sprinkled into their boots before putting them on. As the powder slowly comes in contact with the skin through the socks, it will draw blood to the feet, thus bringing much needed warms to the extremities. The one draw back is the red powder stains light colored socks. From our readings, it seems the stained socks were a small price to pay for the great benefit of being able to feel your toes after a little while out in the blistering cold! After trying this on a number of occasions during the winter near Lake Superior, I'm also convinced the stained socks are worth it.