2 parts olive oil /1 part white vinegar to
equal ½ Cup
20 drops tea tree oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary
and saturate the hair with solution and cover with bag. Save any left-overs for
the next night. Leave it on overnight, washing it out in the morning. Comb with
a lice comb to be sure to remove nits that may be attached to the hair shafts.
Around the house
Ø Wash bedding and towels in hot soapy water
and borax, dry at least 20 minutes in a clothes dryer
Ø Daily, mop, vacuum and clean rugs or
simply quarantine them for 10 – 14 days after vacuuming.
Ø Don’t forget to vacuum the car and all
Ø Try hand or manual removal of nits using removal
combs, safety scissors, tweezers, scotch tape and a magnifying glass and a
bright light, etc. Then disinfect by soaking these items in boiling water.
Ø Thoroughly check all family.
Ø Each child will be examined before being
allowed in the classroom by someone who is experienced in checking hair for
lice and eggs. This checking should be done using lice sticks (cheap wooden
sticks) a new sticks for every child. Checking each child with your fingers is
a grand way to pass along an adult louse from one child to the next.
Ø Children with lice should be sent home to
be deloused. Children’s clothing (hats, scarves, and coats) should be
separately bagged, not hung side-by-side, using plastic bags, until all
children are clear for at least two weeks.
Victor Ness HD