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Homemade Lice shampoo recipe

by Myrnnh (Posted Sun, 28 Feb 2016 09:25:25 GMT)
It has come to my attention that disease spreading lice..a "super lice" outbreak has been reported in 25 states. http://nypost.com/2016/02/26/super-lice-outbreak-hits-25-states/. That brought up a conversation in the chatroom, this morning. What works for keeping away lice. There are a lot of homemade recipes for getting rid of them. Below is one that I found here at shtf, a few years ago. I tried looking it up in different indexes but there were too many. Since I had typed it out, I decided to repost if anyone is interested in trying it.

HOMEMADE LICE SHAMPOO RECIPE

Pour one spoonful of salt into a small dish (the recipe does not say whether it a teaspoon or tablespoon however the rest of the ingredients call for teaspoons so that's probably what it is). Salt works as an antiseptic, killing small lice. Next, adds 5 teaspoons vinegar. Vinegar breaks up the sticky substances that allow lice to hang onto hair follicles. Next, add one teaspoon of tea tree oil. This oil not only works as an antiseptic, but kills off bugs and other insects that come into contact with the oil. Now add a teaspoon of peppermint oil. This oil has a strong scent and will also kill off small bugs. It also has a soothing smell...an added bonus. Finally, add 2 teaspoons of dish soap. I would suggest Dawn as it is used as a degreasing agent, making it nearly impossible for lice to hang onto the hair.

Mix all of the ingredients, wet the hair and shampoo with the mixture. Let the mixture sit in the hair for 10-15 minutes. While it is still in the hair, section out hair segments. Use a fine toothed comb (preferably a lice comb that can be purchased at any drug store). It's best to comb cautiously and in a small area like a sink or bathtub. This prevents live lice from getting away. (I have used old white towels/rags as the nits and lice (dead and alive) can be seen easier.) After a thorough combing, rinse the hair and comb again. (I would have a small pan of boiling water nearby for the comb to be put into as the hair is being rinsed. That will get rid of any lice and nits that may be stuck to the comb.) If you're using the recipe on someone, inspect the head and hair to make sure all lice, eggs and nits are gone. If you're using it on yourself, you will need to use a magnifying mirror.

Another thing. Tea tree oil IS toxic if swallowed. (Wikipedia) "Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed. According to the American Cancer Society, ingesting tea tree oil has been reported to cause drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, coma, unsteadiness, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, blood cell abnormalities, and severe rashes. It should be kept away from pets and children. Tea tree oil should not be used in or around the mouth. There is at least one case of poisoning reported in medical literature.") I would suggest modifying your ingredients depending on the persons age ( a small child) and the length of the hair.

Other uses for tea tree oil are : "Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.

Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete's foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa.

Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation.
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-113-TEA%20TREE%20OIL.aspx?activeIngredientId=113&activeIngredientName=TEA%20TREE%20OIL

Some of the sites I have visited say that tea tree oil (or any essential oil) is biodegradable. I am still researching whether this is true. I DO think, however, that it has to be a lot better for your scalp/hair/skin than the ingredients found in a typical lice shampoo.

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