A home made head lice remedy is a solution many people are opting for these days.
The more we learn about the dangers of commercial insecticides, the more we are looking for healthier alternatives.
There have been a number of various suggestions for getting rid of head lice at home.
I've heard of using peanut butter, mayonnaise, and, one of my favorites, the olive oil home remedy for head lice.
Those methods work on the principle of smothering the live lice with the oil based product and suffocating them to death by leaving it on for several hours.
My mom reminded me of an old fellow who told her how to treat head lice using white gas on our heads. She actually tried it, too.
Apparently it worked, but was not a very pleasant or healthy experience for us. I don't recommend you try that one. :-)
Essentially, though, that's the principle behind the commercial insecticidal shampoos like Rid, Nix, and the others. The harsh chemicals are to kill the live lice. I know that is the result you want, but it isn't the best option to reach that result, in my opinion.
In recent years, it has even become known that the lice are building up a resistance or tolerance for the pesticides. That means, no matter how much or how often you use it, some of the lice may live through it.
As a result of the desire to move away from the use of pesticides, some people are turning to a head lice herbal treatment. I don't mind this method of treating hair lice, as long as you don't 'overdue' it. These herbal treatments have essential oils in them that are lovely. Unfortunately, there have been reports that overuse of essential oils with children can change their hormonal balance and effect their development.
You can certainly use a herbal remedy for head lice, but just be aware of that particular caution. If you find you have to deal with lice on a regular basis, you may just want to stick with the safest method of killing head lice with olive oil.
Look over the different options and choose the home made head lice remedy that is right for you and your family. Just be sure to do the job thoroughly so that you don't have to deal with it continuously.
Remember, head lice are not the end of the world. They are simply a minor inconvenience in life that is usually the result of happy children playing closely together and possibly sharing their belongings.
If you know of a head lice home remedy treatment that you have found to be extremely successful personally, please share it with us here. I'm sure other parents would be glad of the information.
To your good health!
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You might have an experience of your own to share that will encourage and help others get rid of the little creepy crawlies.
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