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#1 neen238

Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:04 PM

A friend mentioned that she had bought some lice repellant spray from the chemist, as her family recently had an outbreak and she wanted to minimise the risk of getting them again.
It apparently had eucalyptus as one of the ingredients - just wondering if anyone has a home-made version? You just give a couple of squirts on the kids hair before sending them off to school...

#2 ~*Boo*~

Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

I use

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Tea Tree Oil

in a regular garden spray bottle.  Spray it into DD's hair every morning, plus her school hat every couple of days.  She has NEVER had a single nit.

#3 Bloomer

Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:11 PM

I should have checked my kids heads before I say this but we have been using tea tree oil sprayed most mornings.

There have been incidents at DD2s preschool this week..

little bit of lavender would sertainly make it smell nice might add it to the mix..

My sister told me about the tea tree oil years ago..

#4 Sprungli

Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:15 PM

PPs - do you add water to this mix? If so, how much?

#5 ~*Boo*~

Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:20 PM

I add mine to a 500ml spray bottle of water

#6 naturalgoodness

Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:10 PM

My MIL used to run FDC at home and is now director of a CCC. She swears by tea tree and water in a spray bottle - lightly spray hair each morning.

I use it for DS2 at kindy etc (it also helps with bed hair)  tongue.gif  tongue.gif

I just give it a good shake though as the tea tree separates from the water and it needs a good mix before spraying.

#7 neen238

Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:32 AM

Thanks everyone. Thats exactly what I wanted!! My kids have never had head lice, and I hope to keep it that way!

#8 localyokel

Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:21 AM

I have also seen hair scrunchies impregnated with essential oils - the usual ones and thats a good idea.
For those people who have children who are very attractive to nits - some people just taste better apparently there is a homoeopathic remedy that can help.  Ali




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