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The Head Lice Olive Oil Treatment

Aug 15, 2008
Do you or a loved one have head lice? Don't be embarrassed as the best of us have had them at one point or another in our lives. And you need not rush off to the chemist to purchase an over the counter head lice treatment either, especially if you can't get to the chemist. With the use of a natural treatment you can be head lice free in a very short time. All you need to do to remove the head lice is give the infected head an olive oil treatment.

You're Equipment

For this process to work effectively the whole household needs to undergo the head lice olive oil treatment . You begin with yourself and then work your way through each of your family member's one by one. You will only get re-infested with head lice if the other members of your home do not undergo some kind of head lice home treatment. To take care of your bedding and sleepwear put them in the dryer (if you have one) and let them tumble around on high heat for ten minutes. That will be hot enough to kill the eggs. If you don't have a dryer wash in very hot water and hang to dry.

Now don't go using the best oil in the cupboard(the cheaper the better), the head lice are not that fussy and using extra virgin imported olive oil for a head lice olive oil treatment is very painful to your bank account. You will need the smallest tooth comb you have but if you don't have one on hand use the fine end of your regular comb. You also need a roll of paper towels. If you have on hand lavender or tea tree essential oil you can also add this as head lice hate the smell of these oils.

The Next Step

In your bathtub or shower get your hair as wet as you can. Then mix ten parts olive oil to one part essential oil, or just slathers the oil on. The oil has to be plastered on your head. Leave it in your hair for at least fifteen minutes, allowing time for the head lice to suffocate. When the fifteen minutes are up comb your hair thoroughly, wiping the comb on the paper towels after each swipe. There will be nits caught in the olive oil. Then rinse your head.

The worst part of this process is that it is time consuming and that you will most likely need to repeat this procedure once more in three days or so. Repeat it anyway in less than a week even if you don't see any signs of head lice, just to make sure you caught any eggs that have hatched since the first head lice olive oil treatment.
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