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I’ve had some friends asking about this since they’re seeing these fun little critters crop up in their school and friend groups. I don’t want to jinx things and say we’ve never gotten lice but, well, despite several times of close exposure we haven’t.
Knocks wood and furiously sprays kids hair with this spray because I’ve just tempted the universe to send them my way!
Once after a play date (where every other kid there ended up with lice) we discovered we had been exposed and I made a tea tree oil and coconut oil hair treatment just in case and I totally credit tea tree (aka Melaleuca) oil for our ability to avoid. Now we’ve started making this spray to use on school days or other times when we might come into contact with creepy crawlies.
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DIY LICE REPELLANT
2-4 Ounces Distilled Water
5 drops Lavender Oil
5 drops Peppermint Oil
5 drops Rosemary Oil
5 drops Melaleuca Oil
Add oils to bottle. Fill remainder with distilled water. Spritz on hair in mornings before school.