LICE PREVENTION

Lice Prevention

Most pharmacies sell tea tree oil shampoo, which works well as a preventative measure against lice. You can also make your own lice prevention spray by following this recipe!


This preventative spray has a pleasant, herbal smell. It’s best sprayed on in the mornings before school on both the scalp and on the length of the hair as well. This recipe is to be used on children 5 and up. For younger preschoolers, omit the eucalyptus oil from the recipe.

2 oz. spray bottle, filled halfway with water
10 drops tea tree oil
5 drops lavender oil
5 drops rosemary oil
5 drops eucalyptus oil

Fill a 2oz spray bottle halfway with water (it’s best to use distilled or bottled water)  and add the essential oils. Shake well before each use.

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