Lice are tiny bugs that can get onto your head and live there. Many people think that lice only occurs in dirty people or dirty homes, but this simply isn’t true.
Lice can occur on anyone. It is true, however, that these little bugs can be a big problem. Fortunately, there are some ways to get rid of lice naturally that can work for anyone.
Suffocate the Lice With Oil
Most at-home and natural remedies for getting rid of lice have something to do with smothering or suffocating the bugs. This is a very effective way of getting rid of them and it can be easily done.
1. Coat the hair with oil
Coat your entire head with either olive oil or almond oil.
2. Comb the hair out
You now need to make sure that each strand of hair is coated thoroughly, so comb out all of the hair with a fine-toothed comb.
3. Wash the hair
Finally, use your regular shampoo and condition, and wash the oil out of the hair. Use hot water and scrub hard.
Repeat this entire process every day for a week’s time to make sure the lice and eggs are completely gone from the hair.
Use the Essential Oil Treatment
Use the oil smothering treatment above to get rid of lice, but use this this treatment to keep the lice off your head as you clean the rest of your house. Otherwise, you’ll just have them coming back again and again.
1. Create your mixture.
Mix 15 drops of an essential oil with 4 oz of rubbing alcohol. You can use any of the following oils: clove, neem, tea tree, nutmeg, red thyme, aniseed or peppermint. Put the mixture in a spray bottle.
2. Spray the mixture in your hair at night
Spray your hair with this mixture at night before you go to bed. Sleep with it in your hair. You might want to wrap your hair up to keep the oil from getting on your sheets and clothes.
3. Wash it out in the morning
In the morning, use your regular shampoo to wash out the mixture.
Lastly, don’t forget that even if you get rid of lice on your head, you’ll need to take care of any of the bugs that have gotten in your home or car.
Take time to vacuum thoroughly and wash all of the clothes, towels and other linens that have come into contact with the person who has lice.