Treating Head Lice without Pesticides

Head Lice Treatment

Do not use pesticides or chemicals to kill head lice. 

 


Homemade Lice Treatment

Mix garlic, nettle, and tea tree oil ( 3:3:1) to coat child’s hair, cover with a towel and leave overnight.  Then shampoo with garlic shampoo or Neolife Green Shampoo.

Other available shampoos are: Not Nice to Lice Shampoo and Lifekind Organic Lice Shampoo from Lifekind Products.  A coconut oil rinse leaves hair a little oily and this makes use of Nit Comb much easier and more effective.

After shampooing, hair must be combed with a Nit Comb.  Innomed Lice Comb, Robi Lice Comb, Medicomb and Biocontrol Network are other acceptable nit combs.  Combing the hair with a Nit Comb is very important.  All combs must be cleaned in very hot soapy water.

  • Shampoo and comb the hair every week for 3 weeks to avoid re-infestation.
  • Wash clothing, towels and bedding in very hot water.
  • Vacuum furniture, carpets, and mattresses thoroughly.

Also commercially available is ClearLice, a non-toxic combination of botanicals, plant extracts, and homeopathic remedies.  800-471-9483