Natural Remedies For Head Lice

To combat the infestation of lice and nits, you can also bet on natural ingredients such as essential oils. Still, it is also possible to kill the lice with a cornmeal porridge placed on the scalp, preventing the lice from breathing.

See how to prepare each of these recipes:

  1. With Essential Oils

​An excellent natural remedy to eliminate lice and nits is to wash your hair with essential oils and olive oil because the oil prevents the lice from sticking to the hair, facilitating their removal with a fine-tooth comb.

In addition, Malaleuca Essential Oil has repellent properties that prevent a re-infestation of lice. Rosemary and lavender essential oils are used to complement the treatment, soothing scalp irritation and relieving itchiness.


  • 30 ml of oil;
  • Ten drops of rosemary essential oil;
  • Ten drops of lavender essential oil;
  • Ten drops of Malaleuca Essential Oil.

Method Of Preparation

Mix the ingredients in a container until you get a smooth mixture. Then, using cotton, pass the medicine all over the scalp, rubbing it well, especially at the hairline. Then cover with a cap and wait 2-3 hours to kill all lice and nits before washing your hair with an oily hair shampoo.

After washing your hair, use a fine comb, lock by lock. Between each pass of the comb, it is essential to check if any lice are clinging to the comb and, if any, they must be removed before re-combing the hair.

Attention:  This home remedy should only be used after two years of age, as Malaleuca Essential Oil should not be used on babies. Since head lice eggs can take up to 7 days to hatch, it is essential to use this natural remedy every three days for at least four weeks.

  1. With Thyme

Another excellent natural solution for lice and nits is the homemade shampoo made from thyme, a medicinal plant with powerful insecticidal properties.


  • Thyme essential oil;
  • Shampoo with neem.

Preparation Mode

Add three drops of thyme essential oil to neem shampoo and mix well. Then apply the mixture to wet hair with a light massage, leaving it to act for 5 minutes. After the set time, rinse the hair well with lukewarm water and use a fine comb to remove the dead lice and nits.

Thyme can irritate the skin on the scalp, and you should never exceed the recommended amount by lice doctors Boston nor use it undiluted.

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