Beat the Creepy Crawlies

Lice. Yuck, right? Worse than their very existence, 25 states are now known to have chemical resistant lice –including Florida. That’s why it pays to be pro-active. It’s a lot easier to prevent an outbreak than to treat one. For more, just click on this link…..

Essential oils have been used to deal with the creepy crawlies for centuries. Tea tree oil is widely regarded, but so are a few others that smell better. Blend equal amounts of lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils, then add a few drops to shampoos, conditioners, or emulsify (by mixing the oil blend with a few drops of alcohol or witch hazel & add water) into a spray for spritzing on noggins as kids head out the door. Avoid the eyes, of course. We’re grownups here.

If lice happen to beat you to the punch, simply add several drops of the essential oil blend to some olive oil and coat the hair and scalp thoroughly, stick on a shower cap and leave it overnight. Wash out in the morning, and don’t forget to comb put the nits. Repeat in a few days for good measure. Oh yeah, and do all that other stuff you have to do. Yuk, right?

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