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There are many home remedies for lice and the majority relate to head lice. Lice home remedies are a great way to save money, time and may add some enjoyment to what is often a debilitating and upsetting period (certainly for children). Lice home remedies often involve ingredients that you have lying around the house in kitchen and bathroom cupboards (and even the refrigerator). Some may not be as effective as others, however if you have experience of lice home remedies that work, please let us know. Getting rid of lice as quickly and cheaply as possible is a high priority for many mothers/families and we'll be happy to add them to our website if you say that definitely work!

As we are all different, we may react differently to lice home remedies. We therefore suggest that if you know you are allergic to certain ingredients - don't use them, try something else (there's plenty to choose from). Some 'natural' oils can affect those who suffer from asthma, eczema and dermatitis so be careful. Using lice home remedies on young children and pregnant or breast-feeding women should also be done with caution. Many people would rather use natural ingredients to get rid of lice and steer clear of harsh chemicals and insecticides. Some strains of lice can even become immune to insecticides over time (if they are continuously used) so natural home remedies may be the best way forward (even if only initially).

Before you look at trying out different treatments, it is wise to buy yourself a metal detection comb (also know as nit or lice comb). This will help with identifying where the lice are and also extracting the lice/eggs out of the hair. They are cheap to buy and you can use them time and time again. Alternatively, if you are going back to basics, you could use tweezers or your fingers to pick eggs/nits and lice out. A magnified glass and torch may help you find the tiny parasites. Regular brushing of hair may also dislodge and remove empty eggs/nits that will loosen in time.

At Home Lice Remedies

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Shaving foam, antiseptic mouthwash, extra strength dandruff shampoo, baby oil and Vaseline are all products that you may have in your bathroom cabinet and all four can be used as lice home remedies. The shaving foam and mouthwash can both be massaged into the scalp and left to sit before being washed out. The contents of these products can apparently kill lice, although how many applications you may need is not clear. The dandruff shampoo works wonders for many people too - and it can be used as a normal shampoo. The Vaseline or baby oil can be used as a 'smothering' agent. These thick oil based products should be applied to the whole scalp, covering the hair and skin, but do so well away from any type of flame (as Vaseline is potentially flammable). This can then be covered with a shower cap and left for a number of hours, while it suffocates the lice.

Other things you can use to smother lice in the same way as above can be found in the kitchen. Olive oil, vegetable oil and mayonnaise can both be used in place of the Vaseline. Again - these will suffocate the lice if left on for a number of hours. You could leave this on overnight and then thoroughly wash it out the following morning. You may need to wash your hair multiple times to get the oil out. The hair can then be combed and any dead nits/eggs or lice that remain can be removed. Vinegar can also be used to make a spray, by mixing it with olive oil. Put half and half into an empty spray bottle, shake it so they mix together and then spray onto the scalp (keeping it away from the eyes). Again, wash the hair after the application has been given time to work.




You may also have essential oils at home that can be used (and are said to be good at home lice remedies). Tea-tree, almond, ginger, eucalyptus, citronella, rosemary, geranium, lavender, coconut, lemongrass, chamomile, sage, aniseed, peppermint, thyme and pennyroyal are all good for treating lice. Otherwise, a number of alternative shampoos or lotions can be used such as tea-tree or coconut. All of these can be massaged into the scalp to target lice. Always be careful with how much essential oil you use though as too much could make you feel unwell. Drink lots of water when using essential oil remedies on the skin - and if you have any concerns, consult a doctor.

Mixing some of the ingredients together may also help make effective shampoos and lotions. For example, 3 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of tea-tree oil and 1 of eucalyptus mixed with your everyday shampoo could work. Baby oil & vinegar mixed together or equals portions of olive, coconut, almond and tea tree oil with tea tree shampoo can both be applied to the scalp and left to sit. These remedies will both attack the lice and their eggs/nits, loosening the saliva used to stick eggs to the hair shaft.

Whichever of the lice home remedies you use, always be sure to understand what you are putting on your head and any risks involved. Keep the eyes and face protected from solutions and sprays, apply in a controlled environment and if possible do so in the company of a friend or family member that can help out should any adverse effects take place at home. It is important to kill lice, but not by putting yourself at any risk. If home remedies fail to work then it may be time to visit the doctor of look for some natural products on-line.

Thousands of people search to find out about different home remedies. Fortunately there are so many products available on line, you should be able to find what you want without too much of a problem (should your home remedies not work). We hope that you have found this article on Lice Home Remedies a useful guide and that any questions you may have had have been answered. You will find that this website is a great resource, including this article on Lice Home Remedies, whether you are looking to learn more, purchase related products or just seek some quiet information. Men, women and children are all affected by these parasites and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or  shampoo. Home treatments and home remedies should be sought after quickly and if you have pubic-lice you should seek medical advice so they cannot be spread or infect others.

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